Sport Results
Interhouse netball – Saturday 30th April

The B’s played first with some nicely contested matches, quite low scoring so well matched.  Some excellent play, particularly the shooting.  Well done to Norton who took 1st place, 2nd Warren, 3rd Broadley and 4th Okeford.

The A’s competition took place after lunch and it was great to see everyone staying to take part with some fantastic parent support on the sidelines.  Fiercely contested, with some high scoring games, some great play and a convincing result for Broadley who took 1st place and didn’t lose a match.  Okeford came in 2nd, Warren 3rd and Norton 4th.



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Blandford Park Run

On Saturday 27th February 18 girls and 3 members of staff set off to Blandford to take part in the Blandford 5km Park Run. The weather was perfect, if not a little cold, and the school was warmly welcomed by the organisers and other runners.

The event started at 9.00am and the girls were grouped into three running groups according to their school cross country times. The girls performed really well and were encouraged all the way by members of the public offering support to keep them going. There was also the added pressure that Mrs Spencer had to be back at school for 10.00am to teach swimming and so the girls had to complete the course in under 45 minutes!!! This proved to be no problem, as all runners were back in under 40 minutes proving once again that Knighton girls rise and meet the challenges before them.

The results of the run were as follows:

Blandford parkrun results: 27/02/2016

Name Time Position
Clemmie 25.16 3rd
Ellie 25.47 5th
Louisa 26.19 6th
Maddy 26.45 8th
Anna 26.45 9th
Leah 26.46 10th
Fran 27.58 17th
Olivia 27.58 18th
Paloma 28.37 20th
Georgia 29.30 23rd
Tarka 30.05 28th
Isabela 30.33 32nd
Emily 34.17 41st
Alejandra 34.18 42nd
Flossy 38.15 50th
Lily 38.19 51st
Cristina 38.49 52nd
Annabel 39.02 53rd

The  runner of the week was Annabel Drummond for keeping going and embracing the Knighton spirit.

We are looking forward to the next run when the girls now have a target to beat


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Match report for week ending 25th February


Cross Country at Milton Abbey

At last we were blessed with a great day for running, the conditions were really good although there was still a bit of water on the course. Off we went to Milton Abbey with three teams from Knighton representing A2, A1 and Alpha. We arrived early enough to walk part of the course, despite it starting to hail midway through (good cross country weather!!) and the girls listened to the advice being given.

First off were the A2 girls who were joined by Abigail from B1, they all ran really well covering the 2100m course in under 11 minutes 30 seconds. Katie led the girls from Knighton home in 15th place with the others following closely behind. Next up were the A1 runners who were running a slightly longer course of 2200m. Clemmie finished a magnificent 3rd with Maeve and Daisy coming in 9th and 10th respectively, followed by Poppy in 19th place. This meant that overall the A1 team came 1st – a fantastic achievement, well done! Finally it was the Alpha’s turn. The competition was strong from Sandroyd but there was a distinct lack of runners for the 2300m course. Ellie brought the Knighton girls home in 5th place, followed quickly by Leah in 7th position. Anna and Emily made sure that the team finished and we came 2nd overall.

This was such a good day’s running by the Knighton girls and they should be congratulated on their success. Let’s hope it puts them in a good position for the Clayesmore and Bryanston relays next week!


North Dorset U13 and U12 Netball Tournaments at Leweston

We took two teams to the tournament at Leweston on Wednesday where they faced quite stiff opposition from other schools.

The U12 team played really well. They narrowly lost to Gillingham School by one goal but followed this up with a winning performance against The Gryphon School. Unfortunately both Leweston and Sherborne proved a little too strong for the Knighton girls and so they didn’t quite make it through to the next round. However, we are playing Sherborne on Saturday and hope to reap our revenge on them!

The U13 team played magnificently and won all their matches resoundingly. They beat Gillingham 6-1, Leweston 5-0, The Gryphon School 3-2 and went on to beat Sandroyd and Sherborne. This led them to play in the semi-finals where we met Hanford who, unfortunately, beat us. The Knighton girls then went into the third and fourth place play off where they were beaten by Clayesmore which meant that they just missed out on the third place spot to represent North Dorset in the next round.


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Knighton House success at In2Hockey competition

On Wednesday Gillingham School hosted an In2Hockey tournament with 8 schools playing to represent Dorset in the next round.
Knighton House played and won three matches to get into the semi-finals; beating Bournemouth Collegiate School 7-0 (Olivia 3, Zara 2, Maddy 1, Ellie 1), Gillingham School 2-0 (Olivia, Maddy) and Sherborne Prep School 2-0 (Olivia, Ellie). We then played Leweston and won 2-0 ( Zara 1, Olivia ) to get to the final where we lost in a tight match against Castle Court 1-2 (Olivia).
Our success means that Knighton House is going through to the next round to represent Dorset at the West Tournament at Millfield School in April.
Congratulations to everyone who took part!
In2Hockey is a fun, exciting and dynamic game designed for 10 to 14 year olds to help them develop their hockey skills and techniques, and to provide a gradual progression into the 11-a-side version of the game.


Sports update week 4

After a very wet and windy week the girls from Knighton House managed to play in just two of the seven arranged netball matches. The U8 and U9 teams set off for Sherborne Prep on Saturday hoping for a good game of Netball.

The U9’s played well and by the time they got to the fourth quarter were passing the ball well and defending Sherborne’s shooting circle. There was some excellent play from Tilly in particular, who was awarded player of the match for her excellent defending skills. The coach’s player of the match was Maria as she read the game well and moved into the right positions when required.

The U8’s also had a good game and held Sherborne to a 0-0 draw in the first quarter. The only real difference between the teams was that when Sherborne shot at goal it went in rather than Knighton’s which didn’t. Libby was given player of the match by Sherborne and Lottie was the coach’s player of the match. 

Although we didn’t win, there was lots to be proud of and also bits to reflect on. The girls certainly enjoyed the match tea afterwards as well so it was a good afternoon and well worth the effort.



Match report for the first three weeks of the Spring Term

Knighton House girls have been fully involved in a number of sporting activities since returning back to school following the Christmas break.

The first weekend back saw the U13 A and B and the U12 A and B Netball teams play Hanford. This was going to be a difficult match as the weather forecast for that particular Saturday was atrocious. Anyway, after much deliberation and constant weather checks Knighton girls set off to Hanford in two mini buses. The U12 A and B teams played first and managed to get as far as the end of the third quarter in rain which began lightly falling to a torrential downpour!! However, the U13 A and B teams had still to play and so the U12 matches were curtailed to allow the senior girls to play in the now heavy rain/hail/sleet which was falling. The matches were reduced to two halves of 10 minutes – we were beaten by Hanford in three of the matches, the U13 B team managed a draw however which was excellent considering the conditions.

Players of the match were awarded to:

Louisa Borneman

Buzz Borneman

Georgia Weston

Fran Sorrentino and Sophie Slight


Week 2 saw a number of fixtures cancelled due to schools having other commitments on the proposed match days. However, the U13 A and B netball teams did manage to get a game against Castle Court. The A team won 6 -3 and the B team didn’t!

Unfortunately Castle Court U13′ s had been stricken by illness and both our A and B teams played 2 quarters each against their A team. KH U13A played a very close first half with a half time score of 1-1. Castle Court moved quickly around making some excellent interceptions however they were quickly closed down by KH. Fran worked extremely hard in the centre court feeding the ball down to the circle.  In the second half KH began to dominate the court, having most of the possession. KH went on to a strong win 6-3.

Player of the match – Fran

KH U13B had a very tough challenge playing a good A team. Despite some excellent passing and movement KH found it difficult retaining possession against a fast moving Castle Court A team. Ines worked tirelessly throughout the game getting the ball down into our attacking third but we failed to convert this into goals. Final score 17-0

Player of the match – Paloma

Coaches player – Ines

Following this, Mrs Spencer and Mrs Simpson took 12 girls from Knighton to the Dorset Schools Cross-Country Championships at Kings Park Athletic centre in Bournemouth. We managed to get there with enough time to walk the course (twice) and to ensure the girls were as ready as they could be to run. In the Minor girls race (years 6 and 7) there were about 150 runners and so it was very satisfying to see Clemmie come back in 32nd place, followed by Louisa, Daisy and Phoebe. Overall, the team came 13th out of 24 teams which was a good result for the first race of the year. The Junior girls race (year 8 and 9) was also well attended with about 140 runners and again, Knighton girls did really well. Sophie came 44th followed by Olivia, Ellie and Leah. Overall the Junior girls team came 12th out of 21 teams, another good result so early in the year.


Week 3 of term and our busiest yet!

All in all there were 10 sporting activities taking part over the week with mixed fortunes. On Tuesday 19th four Netball matches were played against Leweston in the freezing cold, but at least it wasn’t raining!!!! The U8/9 netballers had a really good go but were quite overwhelmed by a strong Leweston team. The combined U10/U11 team narrowly lost by one goal in a thrilling match, showing that there is plenty more to come in future fixtures. By the time it was the U10 and U11 matches the temperature had really dropped and the girls were struggling to catch the ball with cold hands. In the end it was Leweston who had the upper hand and won all four games.

Players of the match went to:

Tilly, Madeline, Molly and Katie

Following this, on Wednesday the U13 and U11 netball teams played in Bryanston’s Invitation Netball Tournament. It was a long day with matches starting at 11.45 and not finishing until 4.30pm. Again the weather was kind to us by not raining, but by late afternoon it got bitterly cold again.

The U13 teams managed to win 1, draw 1 and then lost the remaining 4 matches- however by only the smallest of margins ( 1 or 2 goals). This led to them playing in the next round in the Glass competition-but they lost a highly fought match against Clayesmore to remove them from the competition. All in all there were 27 teams entered into the U13 group and our girls did well against some stiff competition.

The U11 team also faced some pretty tough opposition in a pool of 7 teams out of a group of 25 teams. Knighton girls played well and managed 1 draw with 5 losses, again some of which were very close. This put Knighton into the next round in the glass competition to and they narrowly missed going further by being beaten 1-2 by Ballard. Nevertheless, it was a good day out and it was great to see so much netball being played.

Whilst all of this was going on, however, the U12 A and B Netball teams were playing Blandford School and had two resounding successes. The A team won 13-1 and the B team won 10-3, displaying good skills around the court and sound passing and shooting.

On Thursday, three teams of Cross Country Runners from Knighton took part in the Ken Baily Cross Country event at Bryanston School. The best runner from Knighton was Sophie who came in 23rd. We are still waiting for the results to see how well the teams did.

Thursday also saw six girls from B1 visiting Millfield School in Somerset to take part in an exciting day of Dance, celebrating the launch of Millfield’s new Dance Scholarship at year 9 entry. The workshops consisted of the girls learning two dance routines which then then performed on stage in Millfield’s theatre to parents and staff. It was an exciting event and well worth the travel and the girls certainly seemed to enjoy it, especially the lunch!! It just shows what can be achieved in a very short apace of time.

And so onto week 4……..there are matches against Sunninghill on Tuesday and Wednesday and Sherborne Prep School on Saturday. Added to this is extra tennis on Tuesday lunchtime along with an exciting new venture of climbing at Bryanston for A2 and B1 girls. We are also looking forward to more Netball matches and two more Cross Country events before half term. Life is certainly getting busy in the sporting world of Knighton House.

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Cross Country

The Leweston Cross Country relays were held on 26th November and Knighton fielded four teams in total; two in the Minor age category and two in the Junior age category. Minor team A came 9th overall and the B team came 18th. For the Minors the individual runners who did well were Fenella who came 22nd out of 72, Katie who came 26th out of 72, Poppy who came 31st and Molly who came 42nd out of 72. In the Junior races, the individuals who did well were Clemmie (17th out of 112), Ellie (25th out of 112), Sophie (26th out of 112) and Phoebe (50th out of 112). The girls ran well in the muddy conditions and were not hampered at the start by the mini bus getting stuck in the mud almost making us late to register!!

We are now looking forward to the Cross Country races after Christmas starting with the Ken Bailey Run at Bryanston on 21st January 2016.

For this reason please make sure the girls don’t overdo the Christmas pudding!!!!!!


Match report for Wednesday 2nd December

U12 v Ballard – 0-3 Loss.       Ballard, having lost to Knighton Alpha teams fielded a very strong side which ultimately led to them beating us. The Knighton girls played well and defended the goal with vigour and all credit must go to Rosie RM who prevented the score from being even higher! In attack, Poppy and Rosie H battled to score a goal but the Ballard GK played an outstanding game.

U10 v Ballard – 1-1 draw.

What a difference a game makes. The Knighton girls battled ferociously to win the ball and had possession for the majority of the game resulting in a 1-1 draw with a Ballard team fielding a couple of older players, hence we added Ottilie and Molly to the line up! All the girls played well and showed their dominance on the pitch and had it not been for the Ballard GK the score would have been much higher in our favour.


Match report for Saturday 28th November

U13 v Sherborne – 3-0 win. Olivia was player of the match.

U12 v Sherborne – 6-3 win. Player of the match was Millie.

U10 v Sherborne.  This was a real disappointment for the girls after the away win to Sunninghill. The girls battled it out but were ultimately beaten by a side who remain unbeaten for two seasons. Fenella and Charlie pushed forward as much as they could but the GK from Sherborne was outstanding. Abigail played well on the wind and Eliza, Madeline and Ellie did all they could to protect from the onslaught of the ball.

U8/9 v Sherborne.  It seemed a long time ago when the U9/U8 Hockey team last played and so it was good to see some improvement on the pitch. The girls played well in high spirits but were beaten by a team who have not lost any matches this season. All the girls worked hard and tried their best and special mention should go to Tilly who played really well and was all over the pitch.

Match report for Wednesday 25th November

U13 v Leweston – 3-2 win. Georgia was player of the match.

U12 v Leweston – 5-0 win. Player of the match was Clemmie and coaches player was Ruby.

 ‘Knighton played an attacking game with nearly all the play in the first half happening around and in Leweston’s D. The first goal came from a fast break down the left wing from Ruby followed by a direct hit in towards the goal which was finished off by Maeve. Clemmie then went on to score another three goals, taking early shots from the top of the D. Mauve also kept pushing forward popping another one in from a strike by Clemmie.  Leweston tried to come back but our strong defence, Millie and Louisa, blocked every attempt’.



Match report for Wednesday 18th November

U12/13 v Sunninghill. 3-0 win, Olivia was player of the match.

U10 v Sunninghill. 1-0 win, Fenella and Charlie were players of the match.

U11 A v Sunninghill. 1-0 win, Ella was player of the match.

U11B v Sunninghill. 1-0 loss. Megan was player of the match.

Match report for Saturday 14th November

U13A and B v Hanford

Sadly the As lost  3-1 (their first loss of the season). Clemmie was player of the match.

The Bs drew 3-3. Flossy was player of the match.

Match report for Wednesday 11th November

U10 v Leweston

Despite the score (3-1 lost) this was a very close fought match. With Charlie, Fenella & Abigail pushing forward into the D time after time we were unlucky not to get a few more passed Leweston’s keeper. Madeline, Lottie and Jemima made some very strong tackles, backing up the forwards throughout the match. Bibi and her back line defence (Ellie and Eliza) made some great saves but were unlucky to get one passed them in the first half and two in the second half.

Players of the match was Charlie and Bibi and coaches player was Ellie.


U11 v Leweston


Again another very close match for the U11’s  (1-0 lost). Knighton worked really hard against a strong Leweston team who fought hard for every ball. The strength of our defence (Rosie RM in goal with support from Ottillie and Scarlet) made it difficult for Leweston to build on their lead. In attack Rosie H and Delphi had several clear runs up into the D but unfortunately couldn’t convert them into goals.

Player of the match was Evie and coaches player was Rosie RM for her 3 impressive saves.


U12B match against Port Regis

This was a really enjoyable match (2-1 Win). The girls played well and followed the coaches’ directions. A special mention should go to Christina and Henar who both played really well, Christina was the coaches’ player of the match. The goals were scored by Phoebe and Poppy and delivered from good set pieces. Poppy was awarded player of the match for her outstanding contribution throughout.

Match report for Wednesday 4th November

The U11s represented Knighton House at the ‘Bryanston Prep School’ Hockey Tournament for U 11 teams’. There were a total of 18 teams entered and Knighton were drawn in a pool of six which included Clayesmore, Port Regis, Sunninghill, West Hill Park and Hazelgrove. The team started strongly with a 0 -0 draw against Clayesmore and then, despite having the majority of the play narrowly lost to the other teams by one goal a game. There was some exceptional play from the Knighton girls but they couldn’t quite manage to finish off the work on the pitch with a goal. Scarlet and Rosie H played remarkably well and Molly was all over the pitch following the ball. The results meant that Knighton were placed into the ‘Glass Competition’ and drew 1-1 with Hanford and 0-0 with Truro. Unfortunately Truro beat Hanford 1-0 and so Knighton were runners up.

Rosie H was awarded player of the tournament for Knighton, with a special mention for Scarlet, and was awarded a Bryanston sports drink bottle.

U13 Bs V Ballard 2-2 draw

Equally matched game, with end to end chances. Knighton went a goal down early in first half but fought back to score a well deserved goal just before the half time whistle.  They started the second half strong with a determined attitude and began to move forwards confidently on the ball.  Both Ballard and Knighton house scored in the second half resulting in a draw.  The team have begun to work well together and creating many more chances with the game situation.

Player of match: Flossy  Coaches player: Sophie and Leah  Well done girls.

U13 As V Ballard 6-0 win.

Izzy’s Lockwood made 4 excellent saves in goal and kept a clean sheet today.  3 text book penalty corners were undertaken by Knighton house and 1 was converted into a goal.  Although Olivia was player of the match the girls worked hard as a team to secure a strong win.
Player of match Olivia

Match report for Saturday 17th October 2015

U11 Hockey vs Forres Sandle Manor

The U11 Hockey team secured a great win, convincingly beating Forres Sandle Manor 3 -1 on Saturday. The girls played extremely well and really looked like the promising Hockey team they are. Their passing was executed with style and they consistently moved into space which put them on the attack throughout the match. In the first half the Knighton girls played in the opposition’s half but just couldn’t find the back of the net, however, they stepped up a gear in the second half and scored almost immediately from the start, which was then followed by two more goals. The whole team played well but special mention must go to Scarlet and Ella for some excellent passes, Rosie RM for excellent defensive play and Poppy for her shooting. The player of the match was awarded to Poppy and the coach’s player of the match to Scarlet, however the whole team deserve a mention as they really played together and supported each other throughout. Well Done!

Match reports for Wednesday 14th October 2015

 There was a multitude of Hockey matches today coupled with a Cross Country Relay event which meant that the girls from Knighton were very busy!!

The U13 Hockey team continued with their unbeaten run when they played at Gillingham and had a resounding 8-0 victory. The team are really gelling together and playing some superb hockey under the watchful eye of Mr Perry. P

layer of the match went to Zara and the coach’s player of the match was Olivia. The U12 team also played at Gillingham and held them to a very exciting 1-1 draw. The team is working together very nicely and producing some high quality match play. Player of the match was Ruby and the coach’s player of the match was Rowena.

The U11 and U10 Hockey teams played at home against very strong Bournemouth Collegiate teams. The U11 team fought hard against BCS and showed that they understood the concept of close marking the opposition, despite finishing 3-1 down. Delphi won the ball on the break and drove it down the pitch to finish with a perfect goal and Scarlet not only man marked the key BCS player out of the game but also managed to open up the game because of it. Player of the match was Scarlet and the coach’s player of the match was Rosie R-M. The U10 hockey players defended well but unfortunately lost to a stronger team. Bibi played well in goal, creating a strong presence, and, as Captain, encouraged the team to move forward. With more confidence in their ability Knighton House players will move forward. The player and coach’s player of the match was Ellie.

Alongside all the Hockey matches 13 girls represented the school in the first Cross Country fixture of the season, held at St Mary’s School Shaftsbury. The teams were divided into two age groups; the Minors (girls in year 5 and 6) and Juniors (girls in year 7 and 8), but all the runners ran at the same time and followed the same course. Out of 11 teams in the Minors competition, Knighton House girls came a respectable 6th with the best time being recorded by Fenella, but congratulations must go to all four runners who each came home in under 15 minutes. So well done to Fenella, Abigail, Claudia and Katie. In the Junior competition we entered two teams and out of a total of 25 teams the girls from Knighton House came 9th and 23rd. special mention should go to Clemmie and Louisa who not only competed in the Cross Country but then went on to Gillingham to play Hockey, and also to Henar who was sent the wrong way on the course and ended up running almost a quarter of the course extra. Congratulations to the following; Clemmie, Louisa, Sophie, Leah, Phoebe, Lily, Henar and Paloma who ran really well. We are now looking forward to the next race after half term.

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Match report for Wednesday 30th September 2015

Knighton House hockey teams are beginning to get the results they deserve due to continual hard work in matches and attendance at training. This week four teams were in action against Sandroyd School. The U13 team had a very satisfying 5 -3 win demonstrating excellent team work and passing skills. The U12 team were also victorious, winning 2 -1 again showing versatility in their play. The U11 team narrowly lost 0 -2 but have shown that there is plenty of scope for improvement and with a little more attention to match play they should be able to make progress for their next match. The U10 had a very satisfying draw 0 -0 demonstrating that they are beginning to play as a cohesive team. They had much of the ball throughout the game but, unfortunately, couldn’t quite get it into the back of the net, however, they do show great promise for future games.

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Match report for Saturday 19th September 2015

The U13 Hockey team played an U14D team from Bryanston on Saturday in glorious sunshine.

A number of the girls from Bryanston had not played a full match before and so were at a disadvantage. To compensate for this, the umpire, Mr Perry offered his advice to them whenever possible to encourage them throughout the game. It soon became clear that out girls were going to out play them and so team members were swopped around to give Bryanston a chance, especially after the first three goals. Every member of the team played well and listened to instructions as to where to run to and pass etc. The only player who saw nothing of the ball was Issy our Goal Keeper as the defence did a superb job of keeping the ball away from her. Had Bryanston’s Goal keeper not played so well the score would have been even higher.

The final result was: Knighton 7 – Bryanston 0

Player of the match was awarded to Ellie Coles who scored three of the goals and was instrumental in the others.

So as well as celebrating 65 years of Knighton House, the U13 Hockey team were celebrating their first win!!

U12A and U12 B v Hanford Saturday 12th September 2015 Home

U12 A Knighton House 1 Hanford 2

This was the first match of the new hockey season played in warm conditions on a lovely sunny afternoon.

The girls played very well and were unlucky to lose this game. They were attacking very well and the defence was strong. Both of Hanford’s goals can from break away movements after conceding possession which was against the run of play. After Hanford scored their first goal Knighton House came back very strongly for Maeve to score an excellent goal. Hanford again scored another goal from a movement started in Knighton’s half and there was not time to come back this time.

This team will develop over the coming weeks once their skills and positional play have embedded.

Well done girls an excellent start.


U12B Knighton 0 Hanford 8

This team had never played Together before and were a mixed age group. They were unlucky to play a Hanford side consisting of new girls who were very skilful. They played much better in the second half and were able to contain the score by focussing on playing the ball wider and tackling more strongly. The team will develop as they learn positional play.