The National Skipping Challenge is a nationwide skipping competition organised by Skipping Workshops. Children and schools compete against each other in 6 different categories, and be crowned the overall National Skipping Challenge School Winner and Individual Winner.

Since the competition started in 2002, over 5000 children from over 600 different schools throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the Isle of Man have taken part. We’ve also had special entries from the Channel Islands, Hong Kong and Dubai.

The National Skipping Challenge motivates and inspires children to raise their own standard and improve their skipping skills. Over the last 14 years the National Skipping Challenge has led to a huge rise in standards of skipping across the country.

Any school and child can enter the National Skipping Challenge. Every child with a top 10 score in the 6 different categories earn point for their school team. At the end of the year the school and individual with the most points are awarded the National Skipping Challenge Cups.

Below are the six categories of the National Skipping Challenge, and the recent high scores that skippers across the country have achieved.

All Time
High Score
2017
High Score
2018
High Score
2019
High Score
Continuous Crossovers 2014 688 822 1021
Pretzels 504 145 198 215
Double Dutch 3558 1180 750 1110
Double Unders 405 105 121 185
Face to Face 2164 410 477 656
Keep The Pot Boiling 4029 1194 210 455

Continuous Crossovers

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 423 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
2 356 Jess Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
3 208 Coral Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
4 192 Tia Hurrell (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
5 126 Naomi Grasse (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
6 117 Inaya Hanif (Green lane, Worcester Park)
7 116 Lola O’Brien-Rainsford (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
8 115 Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
9 98 Millie Woodhouse (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
10 91 Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
11 82 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
12 81 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
13 80 Zoe Binden (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
14 80 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
15 77 Sara Tancock (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
16 76 Lola O’Brien-Rainsford (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
17 72 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
18 70 Thea Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
19 69 Izzy Nolan (Collis, Richmond)
20 67 Freya (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
21 66 Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
22 57 Isabella McDonald (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
23 57 Sophie Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
24 53 Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
25 48 Bethan Price (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
26 46 Charlie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
27 45 Edith Piper (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
28 42 Isabelle Kennedy (Crofton Hammond, Portsmouth)
29 42 Elspeth Fretwell (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
30 42 Ellie Keenan (Tolworth Junior, Kingston upon Thames)
31 37 Dexter Downing (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
32 36 Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
33 36 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)
34 32 Coral Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
35 32 Alex (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
36 31 Olivia Tate (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
37 30 Molly Bloomer (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
38 29 Keaton (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
39 23 Imogen (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
40 20 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
41 20 Amelia Butler (Crofton Hammond, Portsmouth)
42 19 Anniya Patel (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
43 15 Ben Read (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
44 8 Cory Clogg (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
45 6 Mason Decaro (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
46 6 Harvey Godley (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
47 4 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
48 3 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)

Double Dutch

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 420 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
2 114 Lottie Keay (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
3 68 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
4 60 Lottie Keay (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
5 40 Lola O’Brien-Rainsford (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall) Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall
6 39 Anaya Nsunda (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
7 35 Lola Hart (Westbourne, Hampshire)
8 28 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
9 24 Lola O’Brien-Rainsford (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)

Double Unders

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 80 Louis Allison-Rodrigues (Collis, Richmond)
2 68 Inaya Hanif (Green lane, Worcester Park)
3 51 harry (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
4 50 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
5 47 Izzy Nolan (Collis, Richmond)
6 34 Ellen Dutton (Collis, Richmond)
7 34 Sara Tancock (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
8 32 Sara Tancock (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
9 28 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
10 27 Keaton (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
11 27 Tia Hurrell (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
12 24 Edith Piper (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
13 23 William Pridi (Queensgate, Isle of Wight)
14 20 Oliver (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
15 20 Jess Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
16 19 Max Dixon (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
17 19 Harry King (Otford, Kent)
18 17 Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
19 16 Seren Wills (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
20 15 Eva Van Der Zee (Lord Deramore, York)
21 13 Charlie Arundell (Plymouth, Plymouth)
22 12 Freya (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
23 11 Isabelle Kennedy (Crofton Hammond, Portsmouth)
24 10 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
25 8 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
26 8 Evie McNab (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
27 7 Ellie Keenan (Tolworth Junior, Kingston upon Thames)
28 6 harry (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
29 5 Naomi Grasse (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
30 5 Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
31 5 Sophie Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
32 4 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
33 3 Alex (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
34 3 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
35 3 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
36 2 Imogen (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
37 2 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)
38 1 Charlie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
39 1 Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)

Face to Face

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 152 Thea Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Scarlett Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
2 87 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Jess Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
3 80 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
4 73 harry (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
5 64 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
6 64 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
7 64 Ruby Webb (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall) Seren Wills (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
8 62 Scarlett (Queensgate, Isle of Wight) Millie (Queensgate, Isle of Wight)
9 57 Scarlett Childs (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon) Felicity Annesley (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
10 57 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
11 57 Lottie Keay (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall) Kamora Kemp (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
12 54 Jurie (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames) Isabella (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
13 40 Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
14 38 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Imogen (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
15 29 Jayden Macauldy (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Cobey Thompson (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
16 28 Emily (Bembridge, Isle of Wight) Natalia (Bembridge, Isle of Wight)
17 25 Lottie Barnes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
18 21 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
19 19 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Nina (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Grace Binnington (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
20 19 Freya (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Nina (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
21 18 harry (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
22 18 Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Charlie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
23 16 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
24 15 Imogen (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
25 12 Nina (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Michaela (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
26 12 Molly (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
27 8 Kathleen Gallacher (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
28 8 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lottie Barnes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
29 5 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
30 5 Molly (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Evelyn (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
31 4 Scarlett King (Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth) Tillie Green (Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth)

Keep the Pot Boiling

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 208 St Johns, Kingston upon Thames
2 154 Collis, Richmond
3 145 Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames
4 141 King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames
5 130 St Andrews, South Gloucestershire
6 125 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall
7 109 Tolworth Junior, Kingston upon Thames
8 103 Green lane, Worcester Park
9 89 Saltwood, Kent
10 87 Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames
11 79 Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
12 58 Chesham Prep, Bucks
13 55 St Andrews, Barnsbury N1
14 48 Queensgate, Isle of Wight
15 48 Christopher Rawlins, Oxfordshire
16 47 Hawksmoor, Thamesmead
17 41 St Johns, Kingston upon Thames
18 40 Olivia Tate (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall) Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall
19 39 St Andrews, Barnsbury N1
20 36 Bembridge, Isle of Wight
21 35 Yealmpstone Farm, Plymouth
22 35 Queensgate, Isle of Wight
23 30 Farnham Common Juniors, Bucks
24 29 The Hall, Wimbledon
25 26 Holy Cross Prep, Kingston upon Thames
26 25 Willen, Milton Keynes
27 25 Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth
28 21 Harpenden Academy, Hertfordshire
29 16 Good Shepherd, Croydon
30 16 Roach Vale, Colchester
31 14 Lord Deramore, York
32 9 Aldborough, Norfolk

Pretzels

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 68 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
2 64 Sara Tancock (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
3 61 Ruby Blackman (Collis, Richmond)
4 51 Hayden Weeks (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
5 51 Sophie Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
6 41 Tia Hurrell (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
7 38 Inaya Hanif (Green lane, Worcester Park)
8 37 Seren Wills (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
9 35 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
10 34 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)
11 32 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
12 31 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
13 31 Rose Day (Collis, Richmond)
14 30 Holly Greenwood (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
15 28 Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
16 28 Izzy Nolan (Collis, Richmond)
17 28 Jess Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
18 26 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
19 24 Imogen (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
20 21 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
21 20 Joy Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
22 19 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
23 18 Emma McDonnell (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
24 18 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
25 14 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
26 13 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
27 11 Ellie-Jay (Queensgate, Isle of Wight)
28 11 Sophie Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
29 8 Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
30 3 Keaton (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
31 3 Matti (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
32 3 Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
33 2 Evelyn (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)