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We strive for sporting excellence, and there is an impressive range of opportunities in which students can represent the school locally, regionally and nationally.

We are proud of our students’ participation rates, and their enthusiasm for our extensive extra-curricular sporting timetable before, during, and after school. Our sporting expertise puts us at the top of the county and national championships in a whole range of sports. We also host a wide range of sporting competitions and community sport activities throughout the year. We have state-of-the-art sports facilities for all students to access, including a sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite, dance studio, modern athletics area, sports field and netball courts.

Ski Trips

Every year the King John School takes students on a ski trip. The trips have been taken to Europe and North America and in recent years the trip alternates between the two continents giving students the opportunity to ski in either destination.

Easter 2020 is to Snowbasin Resort in Utah, USA. The following year will be to Italy and then 2022 back to North America. Ski trips will continue in this pattern, alternating between Europe and North America moving forward.

Sporting Achievements

JULY 2019 – Intermediate Boys Athletics team 1st in the NATIONAL ATHLETICS FINAL
“Best Comprehensive School in the land” – Evening Echo

Recent International Honours:

Jessica Judd – Represented Great Britain in athletics and England in the Commonwealth Games
Max Crumpton – Plays in the Rugby Championship for Bristol. Represented England Rugby in U16 and U20 age groups
Matthew Hamilton – Great Britain T47 class 400m athletics Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence(AASE)
GB Track Cycling Elite squad
Rebecca Griffin – GB Para-Archery – GB Talent Confirmantion
Kiera Tippett – Great Britain Biathlon
Ted Smith – Southend United and England U18 Football
Reece Ward Yr9 – Karate World Champion

Previous Students Success

Jackson Wray – Over 250 games for Saracens in the English Premiership Capped every level for England except full honours.
Dan Henderson – World Champion Sailing
Kostas Dellas – World Champion Karate
Amanda Parker – World Champion Trampolining
Gianni Frankis – Great Britain Athletics – 110m hurdles
Daniel Legg – Swedish National Rugby Team

Former Students at Professional Clubs

Ross Johnson – Southend United U18 Captain
Bradley Confrey – Bristol Rovers
Mark Williams – Southend United Strength and Conditioning coach. Responsible for the fitness of the players who won promotion into Division 1.

Many Current County Representatives Including

Louie – Athletics
Poppy – Athletics
Joe – Athletics
Parama – Athletics
Amelia – Tennis
Henry – Rugby
Ysobel – Golf
Lukas – Basketball
Josie – Archery
Jac – Rugby and Cricket
Ellen – Basketball
Owen – Hockey
Bethany – Golf
Oliver – Rugby
Maddie – Netball
Maddy – Athletics 100m
Albert – Football
Henry – Golf
Henry – Rugby (Saracens Academy)
Jessica – Golf
George – Football
Niamh – Cross Country
Claudia – Cricket
Adam – Athletics – Triple Jump
Kiera – Cross Country and Athletics
Joe – Trampolining.
Nicole – Hockey
Elizabeth – Hockey
Christopher – Basketball

County Success

Year 9 Basketball Champions
Year 10 Basketball Champions
Year 8 boys county champions golf
U16 Girls Football 3 years in a row

Competitions entered

U13 Rosslyn Park National Rugby 7s
U16 Rosslyn Park National Rugby 7s
U18 National Nat West Rugby Competition
U15 National Nat West Rugby Competition


All years U12-U18 County Competitions in:

National Competition Success

U19 Girls Football runners up
National Athletics finalists 2012 Junior Girls (3rd) Intermediate Boys (7th)
National Athletics finalists 2013 Intermediate Girls (3rd)
National Athletics finalists 2014 Junior Girls (6th), Intermediate Girls (6th), Intermediate Boys (3rd)
National Athletics finalists 2015 Intermediate boys (3rd)
PE SPORT Magazine Top 30 State Schools (24th)
Invited to National Golf Competition in Lincolnshire – 6th July
Rosslyn Park Rugby 7s U16 and U13
Nat West National Rugby Cup U15 and U18

Sports Tours

Year 8’s travel to Cardiff on a rugby tour during October half term
Marbella Netball Tour every other year