03-07-2024

Wilkinson Sword Victory Secured!

Drayton Manor High School has once again retained the prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy! 

 

This remarkable achievement highlights the unwavering dedication and hard work of our pupils and staff, culminating in a dominant performance that resulted in a resounding victory.

 

The Wilkinson Sword competition, which started in 1980, has been a significant event for schools, and Drayton Manor has a history of success in this competition. Our recent streak of victories began in 2009, and since then, we have won 14 out of 15 competitions. This year’s triumph in 2024 marks our latest victory, continuing our longest consecutive run of 9 wins in a row. 

 

In an impressive display of skill and determination, Drayton Manor amassed a total of 475 points, leaving the competition far behind. The second-place team managed to garner only 329 points, underscoring the sheer dominance of our school across all categories and year groups. This triumph is not just a testament to the talent of our pupils but also to the meticulous preparation and strategic planning executed by our dedicated staff.

 

Adding to our history, Drayton Manor had also won the competition three times prior to 2009, bringing our total number of victories to 17The Wilkinson Sword trophy, currently engraved up until 2018, will soon need updating to reflect these recent accomplishments.

 

Our continued success in the Wilkinson Sword competition is a source of immense pride and a testament to the collective effort of our entire school community.

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Teachers and coaches worked tirelessly to identify and develop the unique strengths of each pupil. By providing personalised guidance and support, they helped our students refine their skills and gain the confidence needed to excel. This collaborative environment fostered a sense of camaraderie and determination, driving everyone to strive for excellence.

 

Our students deserve immense praise for their dedication and hard work. Their achievements span across various year groups and disciplines, showcasing a well-rounded and highly skilled cohort. Each participant brought their unique talents to the table, contributing to the overall success of the team.

 

Their journey was not without challenges, but their resilience and perseverance shone through. By embracing a growth mindset and continuously pushing their boundaries, the students exemplified the true spirit of competition. They not only aimed to win but also to learn and grow from each experience, embodying the values that Drayton Manor holds dear.

 

As we celebrate this fantastic achievement, we also look to the future with optimism and enthusiasm. The retention of the Wilkinson Sword is not just a victory but stepping stones towards greater accomplishments. It serves as a reminder of what can be achieved through hard work, dedication, and a unified effort.

 

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to every pupil and staff member involved in this success. Your efforts have brought pride and honour to Drayton Manor High School. This victory is a testament to your unwavering commitment and passion.

 

In conclusion, the Wilkinson Sword remains with Drayton Manor High School, symbolising our excellence and dominance in competition. We eagerly anticipate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, confident in our ability to rise to the occasion and continue our tradition of success.

 

Here’s to the staff, the pupils, and everyone who made this victory possible – well done, and let’s keep the spirit of excellence alive!

DRAYTON MANOR HIGH SCHOOL

Headteacher: Ms L Mills
            

Drayton Bridge Road, London W7 1EU

Student absence:
studentabsence@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk

General enquiries:
adminoffice@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk

Finance enquiries:
finance@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk
                 

School reception: 0208 357 1900

Student absence: 020 8357 5607

Staff absence: 0208 357 1910

Facilities Manager: 0208 357 1902

Finance Officer: 0208 357 1903

DRAYTON MANOR HIGH SCHOOL

Headteacher: Ms L Mills
            

Drayton Bridge Road, London W7 1EU

Student absence:
studentabsence@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk

General enquiries:
adminoffice@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk

Finance enquiries:
finance@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk
                 

School reception: 0208 357 1900

Student absence: 020 8357 5607

Staff absence: 0208 357 1910

Facilities Manager: 0208 357 1902

Finance Officer: 0208 357 1903