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Bishops' Sporting Success - Summer 2023

Year 9 & 10 Boys and Girls District Athletics

On Monday 22nd May, selected students from years 9 & 10 and on Thursday 8th June, selected students from year 7 & 8, were taken to Deeside track in Connah’s Quay for the day to compete in the Chester & District Athletics Championships. The sun was shining on both days and the students enjoyed wonderful days of athletics, conducting themselves superbly well and representing the best of Bishops.

There where there were some notable achievements at the events:

Year 7

  • Lucy Renshaw won the long jump, with a distance of 3.71m
  • Ellen Poulton came 3rd in the high jump, with a height of 1.15m
  • Finn Kirby finished 3rd in the 100m, with a time of 13.93 seconds
  • George Youd finished 2nd in the high jump, with a height of 1.25m

Year 8

  • Mae Grant won the hurdles in a time of 11.50 seconds
  • Mae Grant came 2nd in the high jump, with a height of 1.40m
  • Sam Hughes won the shot put, with a distance of 8.37m
  • Harry Orchard came 3rd in the 800m, with a time of 2:34.48
  • Charlie Buck placed 3rd in the long jump, with a distance of 4.51m
  • Jonathan Gordon narrowly finished 2nd (on count back) in the high jump, jumping 1.45m

Year 9

  • Emily Fuller came 2nd in the shot put, with a distance of 8.22m
  • Ben Maton finished 3rd in the javelin, throwing 24.25m

Year 10

  • Holly Wilkins came 3rd in the javelin, with a distance of 20.72
  • Evalyn Quegan finished 3rd in the triple jump, with a distance of 8.19m
  • Kieran Whittingham won the 400m, with a time of 57.58 seconds
  • Luke Duffy won the 1500m, in a time of 5:06.10
  • The 4x100m relay team (Kieran Whittingham, Luke Duffy, George Caley, Josh Smith) finished 2nd with a time of 50.06 seconds
  • K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni won the high jump, with a height of 1.55m

Year 7-10 Boys and Girls

West Cheshire Athletics Club Schools Track & Field Cup


On Wednesday 10th May, 4 boys and 4 girls from years 7-10 were selected to compete in the West Cheshire Athletics Club Schools Cup, held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village athletics track. Competing schools were Bishops, Neston, Ellesmere Port Catholic High, Queens and Whitby. Each student competed in one event out of 100m, 800m, shot put, long jump and then joined to make a relay team.


Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
100m Martins Enodolomwanyi


Isabella Abbinante Dexter Turner Amelie Mcallister  

Amelia Hill Louis Moss Holly Wilkins
800m Kobi Kyei Bronwen Edwards Guto Thomas Niamh Reay Ben Smith Jemima Blackwood Luke Duffy Olivia Lindsay
Long Jump Dan Wollridge Lucy Renshaw Charlie Buck Mae Grant Jake Griffin-Cowap Erin Preston K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni Amelia Trenholm
Shot Michael Pollock Issy Pilgrim Sam Hughes Ella Graham Hayden Pickering Sydney Adams George Caley Ella Jones


Bishops' crowned overall champions again!

Boys                                                       Girls

1 Bishops 67 points                                 1 Queens 81 points

2 EPCH 56                                                         2 Neston 72

3 Whitby 39                                                     3 Bishops 50

4 Neston 37                                                     4 EPCH 44

5 Whitby 35

Overall Combined Competition

1 Bishops 117 points

2 Neston 109

3 EPCH 100

4 Queens 81

5 Whitby 74

All of the students represented the school fantastically well and there were some notable winners:

  • Ella Graham won the Year 8 shot put, with a distance of 6.04m
  • Mae Grant won the Year 8 long jump, with a distance of 4.15m
  • Year 9 girls won the 4 x 100m relay, in a time of 62.3 seconds
  • Charlie Buck won the Year 8 long jump with a distance of 3.79m
  • Ben Smith won the Year 9 800m in a time of 2:31.9
  • Jake Griffin-Cowap won the Year 9 long jump with a distance of 4.05m
  • Year 10 boys won the 4x100m relay in 52.8 seconds
  • George Caley won the Year 10 shot put, with a distance of 7.69m
  • K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni won the Year 10 Long Jump, with a distance of 4.54m

Kara Stoll’s Athletic Prowess

Year 10 student Kara Stoll continues to show amazing achievements and progress in athletics.

She is currently ranked top in the hammer for her age group in the North West and 12th in the whole of the country.

Last year she won the Cheshire Schools’ Championships, placed 4th in the English Schools’ Championships and 9th in the English Athletics Championships.

Last weekend (10/6/2023) she was once again crowned Cheshire Schools’ Champion with a distance of 44.68m.

Well done Kara with your sporting excellence

Bishops’ boys help Chester Schoolboys win back-to-back
Cheshire Cups

On Wednesday 24th May, 5 students from Bishops’ were part of cup glory when they helped Chester Schoolboys secure their second Cheshire Cup trophy in 2 years, winning U15 Senior Trophy.

The team, led by Head of PE Mr Mitchell, continued on from last year’s success with a reformed squad of players from across the district schools that included 5 of Bishops’ own, Leo Heath (Captain), Adam Parry, Kieran Whittingham, Evan Bartlett and K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni.

Once again Chester beat Wirral Schoolboys in a tense final, this time held on a fantastic playing surface down at Cairns Crescent in Blacon. Arguably this victory was made more impressive by the fact that Chester had been beaten twice already by Wirral this season 5-0 and 5-2 and Wirral had been recently crowned National Champions, so were riding high in confidence coming into this final. This didn’t affect the Chester squad, who fought back from 1-0 down to lead at half time 2-1, with goals from Ben Cutler of Abbeygate College, with a pile driving free kick from 25 yards and Bishops’ very own Kieran Whittingham with a classy finish on the break. The boys showed amazing resilience in the second half, playing the better football as well as creating the better chances but most importantly they played with a discipline and control against some reckless play from Wirral.

The squad has been through a fantastic 2 year journey that has had to come to an end but signed off with a historic victory as Chester SFA have never had both U14 and U15 teams crowned Cheshire champions in the same season until now. WELL DONE CHESTER SFA


Chester Schools Together - Climate Change Symposium at Chester Zoo

Our Year 8 students had a brilliant day as part of the Chester Schools Together partnership with Blacon High School, Catholic High School and The King’s school. The two day interactive Beyond Cop21 symposium was an opportunity for students to meet with experts and build upon their awareness of local and global environmental issues in a fun, engaging way, in the impressive grounds of Chester Zoo. Watch the video to hear the impact these two days had on our students:

Personal Development Day February 2023

A big thank you to all of our students and staff for another excellent Personal Development Day at Bishops`

Personal Development Day February 2023 Image

Personal Development Day February 2023

Personal Development Day February 2023 Image

Students across the day focused on a wide variety of issues, including wellbeing and social action, financial awareness and careers education and relationships and self in the modern world. Year 11 students enjoyed 6th Form Taster lessons and talks from further education providers whilst our 6th Form students experienced a taste of higher education at Edge Hill University. Our students were a credit to Bishops` with the mature approach and the enthusiasm they demonstrated across the day.

Personal Development Day: What went on?

Year 7

Nurture Day: Body, Mind, Spirit, People, Planet

PD Day for Year 7 students explored what is meant by mental health, well-being, and spirituality. Students participated in activities that promote mental health, personal and social well-being, and spirituality; and explored new strategies for achieving mental health, personal and social well-being, and spiritual development. Part of the day included external presenters from CSCW working in the Prayer Space nurturing our students` spirituality.

Year 8

Money and Finance

Year 8 students learnt about money and finance in the real world; were challenged to recognise their own money personality; and considered how they might deal with financial dilemmas they could likely face in the future. Activities included looking at the details of bank statements, saving money and budgeting. The potential earnings of jobs were discussed along with the gender pay gap. They also were shown how to spot scams that have been particularly on the increase to help them keep their money safe from fraud in the future.

Year 9

STEM Careers

Our Year 9 students explored and learnt more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers and how to access the labour market information relating to those areas. The day included a presentation from the external company EVERFI.

Year 10

Relationships and Sex Education

Year 10 boys continued the workshop sessions run by ‘Beyond Equality’ exploring issues relating to masculinity and sexuality.

Year 10 girls focused on sexual harassment and keeping yourself. The day began with a performance of `Risking it All` from the theatre company 2Engage. Followed by a presentation from Clarity 1 to take this thinking deeper followed by a class-based lesson focusing on healthy relationships.

Year 11

6th Form Taster Day/ Post-16 Opportunities Day

On PD Day, many of our Year 11 students experienced 6th Form taster lessons and other activities related to Bishops` 6th Form. Whilst students looking to complete their post-16 education elsewhere were able to experience a carousel of visiting speakers including Colleges (Coleg Cambria, Cheshire College, Reaseheath) and the NHS.

Year 12 and 13

University Visit and Study Day

PD Day for Year 12 students began with an off-site experience gaining valuable insight into Higher Education by visiting Edge Hill University.

Year 13 students had a day dedicated to independent study and coursework projects as they enter the final phase of their journey at Bishops`.

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