Saturday 25 January, the U16 Oundle Netball team travelled to Repton to play in
the regional netball finals, having previously won through the district and
county rounds winning all their matches.
what started out as a mild afternoon, the girls won their first two matches
against Queen Elizabeth (10-3) and Nottingham High School (6-5).
Flo Garnett (16) commented, “We then
played hosts Repton and couldn't keep up the pace, losing by just one goal,
(8-7), in a closely fought match. We ended the first round winning against
Uppingham (7-4) taking us through to the semi-finals.”
the semi-finals, Oundle played their best match of the day against Loughborough
final was between Oundle and hosts Repton, to whom Oundle had lost earlier in
the day. Unfortunately the weather took
a turn for the worse, forcing the teams to play the final match indoors.
concluded, “After a long day the last
match felt like a bit of a struggle and we lost 9-6. However I am very glad to
say that we have made it through to Nationals as runners-up.”
National finals will take place in March.
1st V11 finished 4th in the Regional rounds with the U14s finishing 7th.
of Netball, Bev Burnham commented, “This
is a promising group that comprises of Fourth and Fifth formers (Years 10 and
11) who have only been put together recently. Both myself and their coach, Mrs
Washington are very excited to see their development.”
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Background Information on Oundle School
School is situated in the quintessentially English Market town from which it
takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the
twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large
extent, its campus.
School's history goes back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the
Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded
the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil. In 1876,
the Grocers' Company decided to divide the School into two parts: Laxton
Grammar School, mainly for the inhabitants of the town, and Oundle School,
mainly for pupils from further afield. However, to mark the new millennium, the
Governing Body decided to reunite the two schools under the common name of
Oundle School, with Laxton as a House for day-pupils.
School is now able to offer a range of educational possibilities to meet
contemporary needs: co-educational day or boarding education, with Laxton
Junior as a 4-11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school,
with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.