Great Sankey's Physical Education (PE) department is overjoyed to announce its exceptional achievement, securing the 18th spot among the best schools for sports in the entire country according to the prestigious 2023 annual competition by School Sport magazine. Outshining 35,000 schools across 20 different sports, Sankey proudly stands as the 5th best state school and an impressive 18th overall.


This momentous recognition comes on the heels of an outstanding year of sporting triumphs, with highlights including the remarkable 3rd National Rugby title and a Northwest double for the Year 11 students. The Year 10s also clinched Northwest Rugby success, while the Year 7s achieved English Schools' football glory.


Head of PE, Mr. Garry, expressed exuberance at the news, emphasizing the exceptional dedication and excellence demonstrated by the students.


"As a department, we are absolutely thrilled to be ranked so highly. This outstanding achievement is a testament to the sheer brilliance and unwavering commitment of our students to school sports."


Mr. Garry promptly extended heartfelt gratitude to the parents, local sports clubs, and school staff for their invaluable support.


"We owe a massive thank you to both the parents and local sports clubs for their unwavering support of our students. Credit must also be given to the PE department and the dedicated school staff who tirelessly support and manage a wide range of clubs and teams, providing our students with the platform to showcase their brilliance."


This remarkable accomplishment not only underscores the exceptional performance of Great Sankey's students but also highlights the collaborative effort of the entire school community in cultivating a culture of excellence in sports. The PE department is elated to celebrate this success and is eager to build on this achievement, inspiring and nurturing the next generation of athletes.