GCSE PE Rock Climbing Trip 2019

19 Students in Y11 completed their GCSE PE rock climbing course this weekend which tributes towards 10% of their final grade.  The trip took place in the countryside of Sussex where students were tested on their skills and ability to climb both indoors on a climbing wall and outdoors on natural rock.  All students gave 100% to the course and excelled in every area.  There were lots of sore arms by the time Sunday arrived and all students were fast asleep on the minibus on the way home! Particular mention goes to Katelyn, Jayden and Connor who went above and beyond (literally) to ensure the best possible grade can be awarded.


Sailing Student’s Success – outside of School.

In July 2018 at the APS sports celebration evening, you may recall announcing that students should try sailing at Phoenix Outdoor Centre.  Well, in August 2018, Jadon went along to Phoenix Outdoor Centre and completed his RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage. Since August 2018, Jadon’s passion for sailing has continued: Jadon is now RYA Stage 2, 3 and 4 and Start Racing. Jadon was given the opportunity to participate in sailing at the 2019 London Youth Games at Queen Mary Sailing Club.  We arrived at Queen Mary Reservoir to F4-F6 wind, white horses with occasional rain – very unfamiliar racing territory for Jadon.  Nonetheless, Jadon had less than one year’s sailing experience when competing in the 2019 LYG along with very challenging weather and a retiring old boat.  Jadon finished all 4 races and overall placed 10th out of 17 London Boroughs in his class.


Jadon is currently participating in the 2019 London Youth Sailing League and finished 1st at the second event, 3rd at third event and 4th at the fourth event.  With one more event to attend he is in a strong position for a League medal. Over the past year, Jadon has worked intensely on his sailing outside of school.  Following Jadon’s performance at the recent RYA UK Zone Squad selection events, Jadon has been selected to join the RYA UK Zone Squad Programme – London and South East Topper.  “The Programme is to feed talented sailors into the RYA UK Junior Squad Programme at the appropriate age and ability to enable them to succeed at World and European Championships at Junior and Youth level”. Will are all agreed that these are great sporting achievements for Jadon and that – along with APS – his parents are extremely proud of his successes.


Year 7 Sevens’ Tag Rugby Victory

After a good warm up we were ready for the two games ahead. It was a 7 aside tournament and we had one sub. With a game of ‘rock paper scissors’, St Thomas More started with the ball.  Soon we got six tags to gain possession and then it was our turn to attack. With the first play APS scored the first try of the game. Then the other team were on the attack.Despite our whole team effort to defend, St Thomas More stole a try.  Determined to win, APS scored another quick try and shortly after the game ended.  APS had won!


Josie, Rocca, Esme, Elvie, Layla, Lily, Maisy and Arabella

The second game was against the Highgate Wood, who had won the Year 8 tag rugby competition. Highgate started with possession but were easily tagged six times.  With APS in possession we battled on and after a couple of tags we broke through to score. Again Highgate had possession, but with a diving interception APS stole the ball and scored a try to push ahead.  In almost an identical play towards the end of the game APS snatched another interception to win the game and take the gold medals.  A fantastic team performance by: Josie, Rocca, Esme, Elvie, Layla, Lily, Maisy and Arabella; and a special thanks to Ms O’Flaherty for training and taking us.

By Josie – Year 7 Captain


APS Try-Umph!

In late September the APS year 8 girls came a well deserved second in a tag rugby competition. With only one loss and two ties we just missed out on finishing in first place. The competition was tough but all of the girls worked really well as team and showed the APS values of hard work and resilience. Considering we had only been training together for around 3 weeks this achievement just goes to show


what spirit and team work can achieve – especially when facing bigger teams. When things got difficult we pulled together and showed our strength. The amazing thing about tag rugby is that you work as a team and everybody has a unique role to play.

This Week In Sport

LUNCH 1.25PM – 1.55PM

Basketball Yr7 – 11 Small gym. (PED)

Yr 7 & 8 handball Sports hall



Yr 7 & 8






Yr 7 – 11 Small



Table tennis


Yr 7 – 11

Sports Hall. (PED)


Netball club BEFORE SCHOOL (7.45 – 8.30) (BBO)

Basketball Yr 7 – 11 Sports Hall (HMA)


Benchball Yr 7 – 11 Small



Girls football Yr7 – 11 Sports hall (PED)

Viva La APS!

A huge congratulations to all students who have represented APS in any sporting event this year. For the first time in its history, both The Haringey Shield for Boys and The Haringey Shield for Girls has been won by one school – our school. Well done to the PE team and all students who have made this possible.


All 13 Haringey secondary schools compete in a range of 18 different sporting activities at 96 events throughout the academic year, including Athletics, Badminton. Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Table tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline and Volleyball. 96 events, 18 sports, 13 schools, 2 trophies but just the one winner – Alexandra Park School. Viva la APS!

U13 Girls Shine as Kia Super League Runners Up!

The APS cricket girls finished the season on a high with a fantastic performance at the South East Counties ‘Chance to Compete’ Competition, which sees the best five schools from the South East of England, represent their county at cricket.C13


The girls played some thrilling cricket and received complements from the Surrey Cricket Coaching team for their team spirit as well as the quality of their play. After winning their first three games, the girls came up against a very strong Essex team in their final match, who pipped them to the title.

APS’s very own Middlesex Champions!


Congratulations to the U13 Girls Cricket team who were crowned Middlesex Champions, at the McKinsey Cup Finals hosted by North London CC. The girls came up against the best cricket schools from all over Middlesex and had to play at their best to walk off with the trophy. Each game consisted of just seven overs and the girls opted to bat first in each match. APS got off to a flying start with Kate and Mabel hitting boundaries almost at will. The rest of the team kept up the run rate, when our starting pair had to retire at 20 runs. Scoring more than 10 runs an over throughout the competition, the opposition were set challenging targets to beat.



Our bowling was equally impressive with wickets falling through a combination of accurate bowling and some excellent fielding. The girls were ruthless in limiting the score of their opponents. Congratulations to Kate and Mabel who were rewarded with ‘player of the match’ prizes at the presentation for their excellent performances. The team will now be representing Middlesex Schools at the U13 Girls ‘Chance to Compete’ Kia Super League Regional Finals.


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