Talented athletes win gold in tournament


Young athletes from Highfields showcased their sporting talents to secure gold in a prestigious tournament.

Eight athletes from the Year 8 Boys’ Athletics Team took first prize after competing in the Black Country Schools Athletics Finals.

They competed individually in 100m, 200m, 800m races, as well as in High Jump, Shot, Javelin and Long Jump events. Two teams also competed in the 2x200m relay and another two teams in the 4x100m relay.

Nine schools competed in the tournament finals and Highfields’ combined points from all events on the day saw the team walk away with the overall gold medal.

Mr C Brickwood, Head of PE, said: “This is a wonderful achievement. Our team put in a number of impressive individual performances to build up their points and win the tournament.

“Massive congratulations to all members of the team.”

Posted on June 20, 2018 .

Sporty students net bronze medal in tournament


Talented netball players put on a solid display on the courts to secure bronze medal at the prestigious Black Country Games.

After a fantastic season in the Year 7 netball league, the team took part in the fast-paced tournament at Aldersley Leisure Village.

PE Teacher, Miss G Robinson, said: “The girls worked their socks off during the tournament and played a total of six games against schools from across the West Midlands; winning two, drawing two and losing the remaining two matches.

“The competition was very tight and after a nail-biting wait for the results, we are very proud to announce that Highfields walked away with bronze medals.

“This is an incredible achievement and all members of the team did themselves, and the school, proud.”

Posted on June 9, 2018 .

Talented Adam takes gold in national competition


Talented athlete, Adam Saul-Braddock, has cemented his status as one of the best young runners in the country after winning gold in a prestigious national competition.

Adam took the winner’s medal in the Under 17s 800m race at the English Athletics Indoor Championships.

The Year 11 student secured victory with a personal best time of 1.56.13.

Mr C Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of PE, said: “To win the gold medal at a competition of this level is an incredible achievement.

“Adam Saul-Braddock is certainly going to be a name that people will soon recognise as one of the country’s brightest athletics talents. We’re all very proud of him.”

Posted on May 3, 2018 .

Successful season for Girls' Football Team


Talented young footballers are celebrating netting some amazing results in a successful season on the pitch.

Highfields’ Year 9 & 10 Girls’ Football Team finished in the top half of the Wolverhampton Schools League, which featured 15 schools.

They were then invited to compete in a ‘finals week’ tournament thanks to their league ranking, and put on a fantastic display of football.

Mr C Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of PE, said: “Having stormed through the Quarter Finals with one of their most disciplined displays to date, they were held to a 0-0 draw by Girls’ High in the semi finals, so it came down to penalties to see who would move through to the final.

“Despite a fabulous effort from all those who stepped up to take the penalties, and another fine display from Kathryn Smith - our goalkeeper and player of the season - sadly Highfields were beaten andGirls’ High progressed to play Our Lady and St Chad’s in the final. 

“It was a fabulous season, nonetheless. Well done girls!”

Posted on January 30, 2018 .

Judo success for talented Oliver


A budding young judo star from Highfields put up a brave fight to secure the silver medal in a prestigious tournament.

Year 9 student, Oliver Causer, competed in the Pre-Cadets (under 42 kilos) category at the Northern Home Counties Open.

Wayne McDonald, Judo Development Officer at Wolverhampton University’s Institute of Sport, said: “He fought extremely well and showed great composure during the whole competition. 

“Unfortunately in a closely fought final which he lost he came away with a silver medal, valuable experience, ranking points and a performance that we all can be proud off.

“We at the University of Wolverhampton Judo Club are proud of his achievements.”

Posted on October 12, 2017 .

Ducking and diving to Dodgeball victory

Dodgeball players ducked and dived their way to victory to cement their place in a Black Country-wide tournament.

Highfields hosted the Wolverhampton Year 7/8 Dodgeball finals where students took to the court against other city schools.

The boys’ team took first place and the girls’ team finished in third. Both have now qualified to represent Wolverhampton in the Black Country Games.

Mr C Brickwood, Head of PE, said: “Members of both teams put in a fantastic shift to make it through to the Black Country Games. Well done to all involved!”

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Volleyball players celebrate tournament success

Talented volleyball players are celebrating their smashing success on the court after taking third place in a prestigious competition.

Members of the Year 8 volleyball team - Mia Cashmore, Georgia Derrick and India Martin - qualified to complete at the Black Country Youth Games finals after winning the Wolverhampton Schools competition.

PE teacher, Ms L.Stevenson, said: “They were amazing! The team played seven schools and were only beaten by a school that plays volleyball as their main school sport. They even took a game off the eventual tournament winners.

“They can now celebrate the fact that they are the third best volleyball team in the Black Country. That is quite a result considering they have only been playing for one lunchtime a week for a term. They should feel very proud.”

Posted on May 4, 2017 .

Students jumping for joy with trampolining success

Students are jumping for joy after bagging medals in a trampolining tournament.

Highfields hosted the annual Wolverhampton School Trampolining Competition, which saw more than 60 students from city schools competing.

Competitors, all from Years 7-9, were judged in three categories - beginner, intermediate and advanced - by trained Sixth Form students who volunteered their time.

Students from Highfields won four out of a possible nine medals, including Leah Roberts, who won advanced gold; Josie Annable, who took advanced silver; Abigail Binder, who took silver in the beginner category and Jasmine Mehat, who won the beginner bronze medal. Abigail Binder was also awarded the ‘best newcomer’ prize.

P.E teacher, Miss G.Robinson, said: “Determined to build on last year’s success, we trained vigorously in the run up to the competition and all the hard work was definitely worth it.  

“Competition this year was exceptionally high and it was fantastic to see so many talented pupils taking part from across the borough.

“I was very proud of how our students conducted themselves in such a sportsmanlike manner. They were a credit to themselves and the school, meaning it was a pleasure organising such a rewarding competition for them.

“Our trampoliners are back to training and look forward to the competition growing again next year.”

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Volleyball team enjoys 'smashing' tournament success

Volleyball players from Highfields smashed it on the court to take the top spot in a tough tournament.

Members of the Year 8 volleyball team - Mia Cashmore, Georgia Derrick and India Martin - won the Wolverhampton Schools competition and have now qualified to represent Highfields at the Black Country Youth Games in April.

P.E Teacher, Ms L.Stevenson, said: “They played extremely well and smashed their way through the first rounds and remained undefeated until the end. 

“Even though, with one minute to go, they were down 13-14, they held onto their nerve and won two quick points in the last minute to win their final game 15-14.

“Well done to the team, this is a great achievement.”


Posted on March 31, 2017 .

Highfields hosts Cross Country Challenge

Highfields hosted a Cross Country Challenge for dozens of primary school children from the Penn area.

The event is held annually at Highfields and gives pupils the chance to qualify for the Wolverhampton City Championships.

Around 80 pupils took part in the challenge whilst Sixth-Form students from Highfields acted as stewards for the event.

The event was staged in conjunction with the Wolverhampton Association for Sport in Primary Schools (WASPS).

Posted on March 31, 2017 .

WATCH: Students enjoy Bubble Football tournament

Students were treated to a football tournament with a fun twist as a reward for their dedication and commitment to extra-curricular sports clubs.

Bubble Football made its way to Highfields to honour students' efforts in sporting activities out of school hours.

The rules of the game are exactly the same as regular football but all players wear giant protective bubbles.

Mr C.Brickwood, Head of PE, organised the fun treat for dozens of students from Years 7-10 as well as the school’s Sixth Form PE ambassadors.

He said: “It is a fun, highly energetic game and all students involved had a great time.”

Click on the image below to watch our students enjoying their Bubble Football rewards day:

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

Talented Adam enjoys medal success in national competition

Talented athlete, Adam Saul-Braddock, has been named among the best young runners in the country after taking bronze in a prestigious national competition.

Adam Saul-Braddock won the bronze medal in the Under 17s 800m race at the English Athletics Indoor Championships, which was held at EIS Sheffield.

The Year 10 student achieved a personal best of 1.57.45 to take the medal against older competitors, missing out on 2nd place by just 0.01 seconds.

Mr C.Brickwood, Head of PE, said: “To win bronze at a competition of this level is an incredible achievement. He is a very talented athlete and it is great to see that he is officially recognised as one of the best runners for his age group in the whole country."

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

WATCH: Dodgeball players in action in tournament

Players dipped, ducked, dived and dodged when they took to the court for a fast-paced dodgeball tournament.

Highfields hosted the tournament for Year 9/10 Girls’ teams from schools across Wolverhampton.

Highfields' Year 10 team put on a strong performance to finish in 2nd place, beaten only by Our Lady and St Chad.

The tournament was held following the huge success of Tuesday lunchtime dodgeball lessons, which have proven to be a huge hit for Highfields students.

Mr C.Brickwood, Head of PE at Highfields, said: “It was a fantastic competition with some excellent individual performances.

“Both our Year 9 and Year 10 teams deserve a massive round of applause.

“I would also like to give a special mention to the Sixth Form Sports Ambassadors who ran and umpired the whole tournament.”

WATCH: Dodgeball players in action 

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Badminton players serve up promising performance in tournament

Badminton players put on a promising display as part of a tournament with other city schools.

Members of the Under 16s Badminton Girls’ team - Emma Deakin, Kiran Bhangoo, Surina Patel and Maria Paul - finished in joint 5th place out of 10 schools in the SSAW tournament, held at St Peter’s School.

Days later, members of the Under 14s Girls’ team - Molly McGarry, Lucy Evans, Lauren Phillips and Emily Gibson - took 5th place out of 13 teams in the U14 tournament.

PE teacher, Miss G Robinson, said: “There was some nail biting badminton played. The girls were up against tough competition but our teams never lost heart.

“The girls did exceptionally well and did Highfields proud. Our players are now back in training and looking forward to the next competition.”


Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Adam celebrates Cross Country success

Talented athlete, Adam Saul-Braddock, enjoyed runaway success in the West Midlands Cross Country Championships - and is now preparing the set the pace among the best in the country.

Adam represented Wolverhampton Schools in the West Midlands Intermediate Boys Cross Country Championships and took first place.

The Year 10 student ran 4.8km in 16.42 minutes, beating several older students in the process, crossing the line over 40m ahead of the next competitor.

He has now qualified to run in the English Schools’ Athletic Association’s Cross Country Championships, which will be held at Norfolk County Showground, in Norwich, on March 18.

It is the third time Adam has represented the school - and the West Midlands - in the national competition.



Posted on January 26, 2017 .

Rugby players tackle tough competition

Rugby players tackled tough competition - and a muddy pitch - as part of a mini tournament against students from other city schools.

Nineteen students from Highfields went along to Wolverhampton Rugby Club where two 9-a-side teams competed against players from Codsall High and The Royal Wolverhampton School.

Head of PE, Mr C.Brickwood, said: “The teams from Codsall were very strong and were the deserved winners.

“However, our teams put in a great effort in poor weather conditions. Everyone involved enjoyed taking part.”


Posted on January 19, 2017 .

Players give all on court in basketball league

Basketball players from Highfields are enjoying slam dunk fun on the courts competing in the Junior NBA League.

Each school in the league is given an NBA team name - with the Highfields team being the Dallas Mavericks. Teams are now competing as part of a mini league with other schools from across the West Midlands for the chance to face opposition from Manchester and London later this year.

During a recent fixture at West Bromwich’s George Salter Academy, our Dallas Mavericks celebrated victory in games against Perryfields School and Phoenix Academy before losing to the host team.

Mr C.Brickwood, Head of PE, said: “It was a fantastic evening of basketball all of the students played their hearts out.”

Posted on January 5, 2017 .

New PE courses proving a runaway success

Two new academic courses introduced to the PE curriculum are proving a hit among students.

Highfields introduced the courses - GCSE PE at KS4 and BTEC National Sports and Exercise Science at KS5 - in September.

Mr C.Brickwood, Head of PE, said they had been a runaway success with students interested in developing their knowledge of PE and sports science, including learning about the skeletal system.

The school will also be introducing GCSE Dance to the curriculum in September 2017 and has been holding taster sessions for students interested in choosing it as a subject.

Posted on January 5, 2017 .

Netballers take to the court - come rain or shine

Dedicated netballers from Highfields are being celebrated for their dedication to perfecting their skills on court - whatever the weather.

Every Tuesday evening, the school gives students from all year groups the opportunity to bib up and train, with Deputy Head of PE, Mrs J Brickwood, saying she was delighted with how many have committed their time to the sport, come rain or shine. Dozens of students turned up to the last training session before the Christmas holidays, despite the pouring rain and cold temperatures, with some donning festive hats to mark the festive season.

Mrs Brickwood added: "Students have attended from September, come hale, wind and rain and the last week of term was no exception. On that last training session before the Christmas holidays, in the pouring rain, on a dark and cold winter night, 50 girls turned up to play and train.

"It was a truly impressive sight."

The efforts of our netballers are already paying off, with members of the Year 7 team beating both Wolverhampton Grammar School and Wolverhampton Girls' High ahead of the holidays.


Posted on December 24, 2016 .

Young cricketers hit it for six to win trophy

Young cricketers from Highfields hit it for six in a knockout tournament when they competed against other city schools.

Students bowled over their opponents and are now celebrating winning the Year 7 Cricket Knockout Trophy.

They beat Wednesfield High School in the semi-final by 9 wickets and St Edmund’s School in the final by 7 wickets to win the trophy.

 Back row L-R: Tulha Rasool, Gurtej Dhaliwal, Karnveer Mahli, Aleem Kabir, George Potter, Aaron Jaimal, Rohan Mistry. Front row L-R: Zaleeq Ijaz, Takunda Nheta, Yasir Muhammed (Capt) Geoffrey Brown, Nikhill Patel

Back row L-R: Tulha Rasool, Gurtej Dhaliwal, Karnveer Mahli, Aleem Kabir, George Potter, Aaron Jaimal, Rohan Mistry. Front row L-R: Zaleeq Ijaz, Takunda Nheta, Yasir Muhammed (Capt) Geoffrey Brown, Nikhill Patel

Posted on July 21, 2016 .