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We had a wonderful sports day and inter form tennis and rounders competitions to round off the summer term in style. This year the weather was kind to us so all competitions were played and none had to be cancelled.

Congratulations to all of you who competed to make them all so successful and enjoyable and well done to those who won individual or team events. Special ‘ well done’ to those of you who broke school records.

Special congratulations to Mr Capon’s staff team, who won the staff v year 10 relay race that finished off sports day. 

Here are some photos to remind you of the competitions.​


We had a very successful sports day mainly due to the wonderful organisation of Mrs Walker – thank you.

We had the throwing events in the morning along with the 1500m and 800m and then the whole school came out to support their forms in the many sprint races. The afternoons event concluded with the winners and runners up of the 3x100m relays from years 9 and 10 racing against staff teams.

On this occasion Mr Capon’s team won.

A great day was had by all with the results not being announced until final assembly on the last day of term.

Thank you to all staff who helped with the organisation on the day including measuring field events in the morning and time keeping and crowd control in the afternoon.

Here are a selection of photos illustrating the atmosphere of the day.

Mrs Finch

Year 9
Year 9
Year 10
Year 10
Year 10
Getting ready for the relay races – year 7 cheeky chappies!!!
Year 8 relay race
Year 7 relay race

Year 10 relay race
Year 9 ‘A’ relay race
Mr Capon running the last leg for the winning team


Congratulations to Charlotte L, Jenny J, Roisin D and Daisy A who had been selected to play on the U13 North West teams in the Tensworth (an anagram of North West!!), hockey competition at the Armitage Centre over three days last week. They were playing against teams from all over the country, including Wales. Charlotte, Jenny and Roisin were playing on the team who finished 7th and Daisy on the team who finished Runners-up. The standard of competition was very high and no doubt some of the players will represent England and Wales in years to come.

Our girls had a brilliant time and did themselves justice.

Well done girls, we are very proud of you.


The year 7 and 8’s played in their final match of the season tonight with mixed success.

Couples 1, 2 and 3 lost in a very competitive match by 20 games to 15 and couples 4, 5 and 6 won by 32 games to 16. There was some wonderful tennis played which we were lucky to have completed as it had rained for most of the day.

Well done to all who played.


The year 9 and 7 teams had mixed fortunes against Loreto. The year 7 team was made up of girls who had not played for school before and who play a special game called ‘diddly-diddly’. Each team played 3 matches of 15 minutes. How many games can you win in 15 minutes? The year 7 team had a great time and won by 36 games to 10. The year 9 team (which included a number of girls who had not played for school this season) had a tough time losing to a very strong team. 

Both teams played some very good tennis. Well done.


The year 7tounders team had qualified for the Trafford League finals from previous success. 

The finals were to comprise of the 4 winning area teams in Trafford. Unfortunately only one other team turned up to play, Sale High School. In the match, which involved playing several innings, the girls played some excellent rounders displaying some very good batting and fielding skills and won the game by 19 rounders to 5. 

Well done to Evie and her team : Suzanne, Georgia, Maddie, Livvi, Ava, Zofia, Daisy, Katie, Phoebe and Rosa. They each won a medal and the team won the winners trophy.


Congratulations to the year 10 team tennis team. They beat Queen’s School, Chester 6-0 to win the Cheshire round of the competition. The team now go into the National knock-out draw in September. Well done to Livvi, Georgia, Sophie and Olivia and good luck in September. The ‘B’ also played a friendly match but lost 5-1 to a very strong Queen’s ‘B’ team.


Mrs Finch took a team of enthusiastic Year 8 and 9 cricketers to the Timperley Festival on Sunday. They played teams with various ages of players from 12noon until 4pm. 

The best part about it was that a couple of players could not play because of illness so Mrs Finch got to play along with one of the mums! It was a wonderful day’s cricket. We were the youngest team there ( apart from Mrs Finch) but they did not disgrace themselves at all, winning 2 matches and losing 3. A great time was had by all. This involvement is thanks to Toby Mullin who has been coming to school most Friday lunchtimes to coach the girls. We have a handful of cricketers, the rest are keen games players. 

Thank you to all who played for making it such an enjoyable day. Thanks also goes to the parents for their support throughout the season.


The tennis teams had wonderful results at Chester this weekend. Two couples from years 7, 8, 9 and 10 made up the match playing two matches of 30 minutes each : how many games can you win in 20 minutes, on a lovely sunny day.

The U15 team won by 40 games to 2.

The U14 team won by 40 games to 9

The U13 team won by 27 games to 14

The U12 team won. Y 38 games to 4.

Such is our strength at ‘Alti Girls’. Well done to all who played.


Well done to the girls who played in this Saturday morning fixture. 20/25 minute matches were played. How many games could each pair win in that time?

The year 9 team won by 51 games to 38

Year 9 team with their opponents

The year 8 team won 44 games to 29

The year 7 team won by 48 games to 34.

Year 7 and 8 teams