Following on from Whitgift's award as Independent Boys' School of the Year 2020, which recognised the academic and co-curricular achievements across school life, the School has been awarded Top School for Sport 2020 for its all-round sporting achievements.
The annual top 200 list compiled by School Sport Magazine is the country’s only national magazine dedicated to celebrating sporting achievement in UK schools. Over 4000 schools are considered for the title each year and the criteria on which this title is awarded is based on performance in 20 different sports and more than 120 different national competitions. In this exceptional year, Whitgift topped the table.
Director of Sport, Stuart Litchfield commented, "At Whitgift we strive to inspire each individual to be the best version of themselves and to develop a passion for being active. We are truly proud of the achievements of all our pupils at every level. Well done to all the pupils who have been part of our sporting accomplishments over this past year. Our achievements over the past decade have been a result of not only the effort and passion of all the pupils involved in sport, but are undoubtably a huge credit to the unwavering commitment of our staff."
Phil Tusler, publishing editor of School Sport Magazine, said: “This has been another remarkable year for competitive sport in schools, achieved in unprecedented circumstances, and Whitgift deserve their achievement. Congratulations to the pupils involved and the work of the school’s sports department especially."