The King’s School first competed in the National Schools Cheerleading Championships in 2008. Since then, over a third of the girls at King’s have taken part in this demanding sport and most year groups and age groups have achieved National Champion status at some point. Highlights include; 32 top 3 podium places, with 26 of these being National titles. This has resulted in the school twice being selected to represent the UK in the World Schools Cheerleading Championships in Florida USA in 2014 and in 2019. Not only were King’s the first British school ever to take part in the World Championships, making history, but on both occasions the pupils achieved amazing results. In 2019, the pupils secured a THIRD place WORLD RANKING for the UK.
Cheerleading consists of gymnastics, stunting, jumps, cheer and dance all choreographed together in a routine of 2.30minutes. Cheerleading is a great sport for the pupils to get involved in as it builds confidence, friendships and trust. The pupils learn to be committed and dedicated and this results in their great performances at the national finals.
Many pupils go on to become assistant coaches and can take their first level coaching qualification from Year 7. The pupils are tutored to become coaches by the UK Cheerleading Association and are mentored by our lead coach, Rachael Burrows. Alongside this the pupils are regularly asked to take part in charity events such as the East Cheshire Hospice Charity ball in 2014 where the girls were flying high above Concord.