Bede’s Joins The Cricketer’s Top 100 Schools for 2016


Bede’s is delighted to announce its appearance on The Cricketer’s inaugural ‘best of’ list for secondary education, entitled “The Playing Fields of England: An A-Z Guide To The Summer Game’s Top 100 Schools 2016.”

The list is generated as the result of an exhaustive process which saw more than 250 schools enter submissions for inclusion. All were matched against an thorough set of coordinates, with the schools chosen all having outstanding cricket programmes.

The definitive list can be seen in the notes to editors below.


Alumni Luke Wells, Fyn Hudson-Prentice, Director of Cricket Mr Wells and Callum Jackson.

“This is a superb insight into schools’ cricket, serving not only as an informative guide but as a tribute to all those teachers and coaches out there who are nurturing the talents of future club, county and international cricketers,” deputy editor Huw Turbervill said.

“I have been lucky enough to visit a handful of games this summer, and I can state firmly that the standard of cricket has been very high. Of course there are a lot of fee-paying schools in here with some incredible facilities listed. But the game refuses to die in state schools too.

“The competition to be included was incredibly high and plans are already in place to provide more in-depth coverage of schools’ cricket next summer.”

The 64-page magazine is bumper-packed with the regular November issue of The Cricketer (which arrived on newsstands on October 30) and as well as appearing in print in the world’s No. 1 cricket magazine, the guide will also available as a free digital download via The Cricketer app on December 1.


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Aldenham School

Bede's School

Bedford Modern School

Bedford School

Beechen Cliff, Bath

Blundell's School

Bradfield College

Bradford Grammar

Brentwood School

Brighton College

Bristol Grammar School

Bromsgrove School

Canford School


Chigwell School

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School

Christ's Hospital

City of London Freemen's School

Clayesmore School

Clifton College

Cranbrook School

Cranleigh School

Dauntsey's School

Denstone College

Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Dulwich College

Durham School

Eastbourne College

Emanuel School

Epsom College

Eton College

Felsted School

Forest School

Framlingham College

George Watson's College

Haberdasher's Aske's Boys' School


Hampton School

Harrow School

Hurstpierpoint College

Ipswich School

King Edward VI School, Southampton

King's College School, Wimbledon

King's College, Taunton

Kingswood School, Bath

Lancing College

Leicester Grammar School

Lord Wandsworth College

Loretto School

Loughborough Grammar School

Magdalen College School, Oxford

Malvern College

Marlborough College

Millfield School

New Hall School

Nottingham High School

Oakham School

Ormskirk, Lancashire

Oundle School

Prince Henry's, Worcester

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield

Radley College

Reed's School

Repton School

Royal Grammar School, Guildford

Rydal Penrhos

Sedbergh School

Sevenoaks School

Shenfield School, Essex

Sherborne School

Shrewsbury School

South Dartmoor Community College

St Benedict's School, Ealing

St Edward's School, Oxford

St John's School, Leatherhead

St Peter's School, York

Stewart's Melville College

Stowe School

Sutton Valence School

Taunton School

The Grammar School at Leeds

The Judd School

The King's School in Macclesfield

The King's School, Cantebury

The Leys School

The Manchester Grammar School

The Oratory School

Tonbridge School

Trent College

Trinity School, Croydon

Uppingham School

Warwick School

Wellingborough School

Wellington College

Wellington School, Somerset

Whitgift School

Wilson's School

Winchester College

Woodhouse Grove School

Worksop College