Students with headteacher

National Prep Schools Athletics Finals, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

7th July 2016

Finally, the 4th July arrived!  We had been waiting for this date all summer so that our qualifiers could pit their wits against the best in the country. 7 athletes in total travelled to Birmingham to take part in 11 events, a great achievement in itself for Copthorne Prep.

Parents, siblings, grandparents and gap students all turned out for the day…and what a day it turned out to be!




Under 12 Boys (Year 6)

Shot Put – Austin A 6.78m – Final 8th

Discus – Austin A 18.38m – Heats 9th


Under 12 Girls (Year 6)

Shot Put – Jemima C 5.69m – Heats 14th

Discus – Jemima C 13.44m – Heats 14th


Under 13 Boys (Year 7)

100m – Daniel T 13.29 – Final 5th

200m – Daniel T 26.72 – Final 2nd (Silver)

Shot Put – Zac C 9.95m – Final 1st (Gold)

Discus – Zac C 23.73m – Heats 9th


Under 14 Boys (Year 8)

75m Hurdles – Daniel P 12.06 – Final 2nd (Silver)

Discus – Zac R 29.02m – Final 3rd (Bronze)


Under 14 Girls (Year 8)

Long Jump – Catherine P 4.03m – Heats 13th


This was certainly our most successful athletics championships in my time at Copthorne, with 4 medals being won, and I would love to find out if we have ever bettered that.  It is difficult for some children to understand what a great achievement it is just to qualify for the National finals and they will always pick out the negatives in their performance. All 7 athletes gave their all and whether they brought home a medal or not we as a school are proud of them. Athletics is only a small part of the sporting calendar so to compete at this level after only a terms’ worth of practice is fantastic. I am already looking forward to next season!


National Medallists:

Zac C – Gold in Shot Put, Daniel T – Silver in 200m, Daniel P – Silver in Hurdles, Zac R – Bronze in Discus



Welcome to Copthorne Prep School!

We have a couple of events happening in October:

Whole School Open Day – Saturday 2nd October (9am-1pm)

Year 7 Experience Day – Saturday 9th October (9am-3.30pm)

Mini Acorns Forest School Sessions – September to November (9:30am-11:00am)

Please note that all events are by appointment only.