Katie H at the British Cycling National Track Championships

Katie H at the BC National Track Championships
Katie H at the BC National Track Championships

Katie H, Year 12,  competed in The British Cycling National Track Championships at Manchester velodrome over the weekend.

She was racing in the 4km Team Pursuit (16 laps) competing against some of the top senior riders in the country including Dame Sarah Storey and the GB Team squad. on the photos you can find Katie, riding orange bike.

Her team, Racing Chance Foundation finished in 7th position with a time of 5.08 and an average speed of 29.04 mph – which was a really excellent result for a junior team.

Well done Katie!

Katie H at the BC National Track Championships
Katie H at the BC National Track Championships


3 teams had been entered into the U13 Greater Manchester round of the National Schools’ mini hockey competition: 2 year 8 teams and 1 year 7 team for experience for next year. We were the only school to enter an ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ team.

In the section matches the year 8 ‘B’ team won two matches, drew one and lost two. This placed them a very respectable 4th in their section of six. They played some excellent hockey to beat two ‘A’ teams and to draw against Withington Girls’ School who reached the semi final.

The ‘C’ team (managed by Siobhan Driscoll, one of our GCSE students), won two matches, drew three and only lost one (to the eventual winners : our ‘A’ team!!!!! The year 7 players played some amazing hockey to finish joint third in their section.

The ‘A’ team won their section with 5 wins and one draw. In the semi-final they played Withington Girls’ School and the score was 0-0 after full time. The match was then to be decided on penalty flicks ( or penalty pushes, as year 8’s cannot usually flick!!!!!!!). Three girls stepped up to the mark and pushed all 3 balls past the GK. Our GK Emily made 2 very good saves for us to win the shoot out.

The final was to be against Manchester High School who had beaten Cheadle Hulme School, also on penalties. As the light was fading and two schools were to go through to the next round anyway we decided not to play.

So…..the girls will be representing Greater Manchester in the next round of the competition in March.

Well done to everyone who played for such amazing results. Good luck in the next round.

Support for our Hockey Team

MessengerSee the article on the Messenger Newspaper website:

Olympic gold medalist and Hale company McAuliffe lend support to AGGS’ hockey team

McAuliffe has teamed up with Olympic gold medalist, Darren Campbell MBE, to support Altrincham Grammar School for Girls’ (AGGS) rising hockey stars.

AGGS Hockey team


Congratulations to Kitty D and Beth P, both in year 8 for their success in shooting.

Kitty : 2nd in her age group and 1st Team place in the Greater Manchester West Scout County Shooting Competition.

Beth : 3rd in her age group.

The girls beat over 50 other Scouts in the competition earlier this month. Both girls are now training with the County squad in the hope of being selected to compete in the National Finals in April.

Good luck girls and let us know how you get on.


Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for the Greater Manchester County teams this season.

U17X1  :  Siobhan D (year 11) : Emily F (year 12) : Katherine W (year 12)

U16X1  :  Sophie B ( year 10) : Zoe R ( year 10) : Eliza Z (year 11) : Eliza P (year 11)

U 15X1  :  Anna B (year 9) : Ruby B (year 9) : Lucy P (year 9) : Molly C (year 10) : Anna G ( year 10) : Alicia G (year 10) : Leah H (year 10) : Hannah M (year 10) : Lizzie S (year 10).

Congratulations to you all for such an amazing achievement.

We now have 43 ‘Alti Girls’ playing on the Greater Manchester County teams from U12 right through to U17.

We don’t think we have ever had so many!!!


In some very difficult conditions where we all got wet through, we had some very good results.

U16X1 /U14X1 won 1-0

U15X1 won 3-0

U13X1 won 6-0

U12 ‘A’ won 6-1

U12 ‘B’ won 10-0

Well done for such wonderful results.


The badminton teams played their second match of the season against Alderley Edge School for Girls. For the year 7 team it was their first match.

The combined year 10 and 11 team won 17 games to 7

The year 9 team won 31 games to 3

The year 8 team won by 12 games to 4

The year 7 team won by 14 games to 12

Well done to everyone who played.

The year 7 team
The year 9’s shaking hands after a game
Year 7 in action
Year 10’s waiting to play
Neave and Emma organising the year 8 match. Thanks girls
More year 7’s in action
The year 8 courts


Congratulations to the U16 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams for their performance in the Greater Manchester round of the National Schools’ Badminton competition which was held at the Amaechi Centre which is part of Whalley Range High School.

Both teams won their sections and then their quarter and semi-final matches against schools from all over Greater Manchester.

They then met in the final which the ‘A’ team won 5-0.

It is an amazing achievement to have two teams in the final, such is the strength and depth at this age group at school at the moment.

The girls have received a certificate and a gold or silver medal.

The ‘A’ team now go onto represent Greater Manchester in the North West semi-final. They will be trying to win that competition to reach the National Finals again. Good luck girls.

Mrs finch would like to thank Mr Garrod and Mr Weaver for their continued support. They give up their time on a Monday to help coach the team players and they both supported the teams at this tournament. Thank you.

‘B’ team receiving their silver medals
‘B’ team : silver medalists : Ella, Olivia, Sophie, Annabelle and Sanah
Receiving their winners medals
The victorious ‘A’ team : Natasha, Georgia, Aisling and Sumatra


Congratulations to the girls from years 7, 8 and 9 who have been selected for the Greater Manchester County U12, U13 and U14 teams.

7 year 7 girls were selected for the U12 teams

11 year 7 and 8 girls were selected for the U13 teams

9 year 9 girls were selected for the U14 teams.

This is a wonderful achievement -well done girls and good luck in your matches.