Shenfield High School

School Sport Magazine

The 2015-2016 sporting season was an unforgettable one at Shenfield High.

The school reached no less than 6 National Cup semi-finals and 4 National Cup finals. These incredible achievements have seen Shenfield identified by the 'School Sport Magazine' as the leading non-selective state school for sport in the country and 15th best State school in the country for its achievements in extra-curricular sport.

The 4 national finals were all in football with the U12, U14 and U18 boys as well as the U15 girls all making their respective finals. All finals were very competitive and tense affairs. The U14 boys eventually won their national final on penalties where Keeper Kingdom Dawson proved a real hero with 2 saves and scoring the crucial fifth penalty himself.

The U-17 school cricket team also reached the National Cup semi-final with a memorable last ball win against Alistair Cook's  old school, Bedford. The semi-final was against cricket powerhouse Milfield and this was another close game. Milfield eventually chasing Shenfield's total 6 wickets down with 1 over to spare.

This is the 3rd year in a row that Shenfield have featured in the 'School Sport Magazine' Top 50 State Schools for Sport in the country. Head of PE Garry Sapsford remarked, "It has been a remarkable season of sport at Shenfield. To finish 15th on a list with only selective State schools ahead of us is a huge achievement for the students and school as a whole. This is only possible with a lot of hard work from so many students, a hard working PE Department and very supportive parents.