Category Archives: Sport

Scholarship News

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Congratulations to the following, who have received awards from their senior schools:

Alice Vyvyan-Robinson: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Serena O’Brien: Headmaster’s All-Rounder Award to Dauntsey’s

Millie Thompson: Headmaster’s Award for Art to Dauntsey’s

Ollie Tulloch: Sports Exhibition to Malvern College

Pinewood Rugby 7s Tournament

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After heavy rain over the last few days it was touch and go whether we would go ahead with the tournament.  The Estates Team pulled out all the stops to produce outstanding pitches and we were able to welcome Abingdon Prep, Ashfold, Beaudesert, Cheltenham Prep, Dean Close Prep, The Downs Malvern, The Elms, Prior Park, St Andrew’s Pangbourne, St Hugh’s and Wycliffe to the 36th Annual Pinewood Rugby 7s Tournament.

With the new “Waterfall” format in line with RFU guidelines, each team played five pool matches before the cross pool play-offs. The standard of rugby was excellent overall with a glut of talent on show. Spectators grabbed a coffee and a few “bites” while watching the boys play competitive rugby in line with  the spirit of the game. As the light faded the final matches got under way – competing for the Steggall Trophy and the Pinewood Plate and Vase.  Congratulations to Ashfold on their fine win against Dean Close in the Final.  The Downs, Malvern beat local rivals The Elms to lift the Plate, while Cheltenham Prep closed out Abingdon Prep to take home the Vase. Our thanks to all the referees who gave up their valuable time to officiate and thank you to all the Pinewood Catering, Medical and Back-up teams for making the day such a success.

To view more photos from the event please go to the Photo Gallery.

National Riding Success!

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Huge congratulations to Lily Laughton, who represented Pinewood in the NSEA KBIS National Schools Championships 2016 at Addington Manor during Half-Term. Lily and her pony, Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget, were 5th in the Elementary dressage. A fantastic achievement, well done!


Riding News

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Congratulations to Lily L, who has qualified for the NSEA Championships in October and the Winter National Championships at Hartpury in April at Elementary level.

NSEA Qualifiers

jumping with style at Wickstead Sept 16

Well done to the Pinewood Equestrian team of Rex, Tara and Alice, who came 4th in the Jumping With Style competition at Wickstead this weekend. They have now qualified for the NSEA (National Schools Equestrian Association) Plate Championships to be held in December.

Success at the Tudor Hall NSEA Event

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Well done to the Pinewood Equestrian team, who had a super outing to the NSEA Showjumping event, held at Tudor Hall at the weekend.

Alice O’Brien won the 50cm individually with William Staunton coming 3rd. A team of Alice O’Brien, William Staunton, Annabel Brown and Charlie Smail then went on to win the 60 cm event. All have qualified for the National Championships in October. A team of Serena O’Brien, Faith Jolleys and Mahoney Knight also came 5th in the 80cm and 2nd in the 90cms event.

Very well done all in the last event of the term, we are proud of you. Good luck to Faith Jolleys, who leaves us this term, she has been a key member of the team.

Pinewood Race For Life 2016

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A big thank you and well done to everyone who took part in and helped at the Pinewood Race For Life on Saturday. The majority of people ran the 5km course, which was a great achievement, particularly for the Year 3s who had been camping the night before!

We have raised over £500 so far for Cancer Research UK, but there is still plenty of time to donate. Please go to if you would like to donate.

For more photos from the event please go to the Photo Gallery.