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)
1 439 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
2 44 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
3 41 Ollie W (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
4 39 Rosie E (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
5 34 Olivia B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
6 32
7 32 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
8 32 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
9 31 Olivia Tate (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
10 28 Tyler R (East Preston, West Sussex)
11 24 George R (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
12 24 Anna G (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
13 23
14 20 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
15 20 Amelia Butler (Crofton Hammond, Portsmouth)
16 20 Maddie G (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
17 19 Olivia P
18 19 Oliver S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
19 16
20 15 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
21 13 Mia Henson (The Vineyard, Richmond)
22 11 Florence Hunnisett (The Vineyard, Richmond)
23 10 Scarlet (East Preston, West Sussex)
24 8 Cory Clogg (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
25 8 Sophie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
26 7 Daisy S (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
27 6 Mason Decaro (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
28 6 Harvey Godley (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
29 3 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)

Double Dutch

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 608 Edward Oscroft (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
2 387 Emily B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
3 28 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
4 24 Lola O’Brien-Rainsford (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)

Double Unders

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 19 Max Dixon (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
2 17 Jessie J (East Preston, West Sussex)
3 13 Charlie Arundell (Plymouth, Plymouth)
4 12
5 12 Sam G (East Preston, West Sussex)
6 10 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
7 10 JudeD (East Preston, West Sussex)
8 8 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
9 8 Asha B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
10 7 Ellie Keenan (Tolworth Junior, Kingston upon Thames)
11 6
12 6 Ollie W (East Preston, West Sussex)
13 5
14 5 Auden B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
15 4 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
16 4 Sammy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
17 4 Eleanor C (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
18 3
19 3 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
20 3 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
21 2
22 2 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)
23 2 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
24 1
25 1 Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
26 1 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
27 1

Face to Face

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 73
2 62 Scarlett (Queensgate, Isle of Wight) Millie (Queensgate, Isle of Wight)
3 54 Jurie (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames) Isabella (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
4 38 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
5 38 Aida D (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester) Sophie D (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
6 38 Samuel K (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester) Oliver S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
7 33 Lauren (East Preston, West Sussex) Lillie (East Preston, West Sussex)
8 29 Jayden Macauldy (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Cobey Thompson (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
9 28 Emily (Bembridge, Isle of Wight) Natalia (Bembridge, Isle of Wight)
10 21 Misra Babayigit (The Vineyard, Richmond) Florence Hunnisett (The Vineyard, Richmond)
11 19 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Grace Binnington (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
12 19
13 18
14 18
15 16 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
16 15 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
17 14 Belen Pelit (The Vineyard, Richmond) Mia Helledie (The Vineyard, Richmond)
18 12 Michaela (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
19 12 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
20 8 Kathleen Gallacher (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
21 8 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lottie Barnes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
22 5 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
23 5
24 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
6 109 Tolworth Junior, Kingston upon Thames
7 103 Green lane, Worcester Park
8 89 Saltwood, Kent
9 87 Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames
10 79 Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
11 58 Chesham Prep, Bucks
12 55 St Andrews, Barnsbury N1
13 48 Queensgate, Isle of Wight
14 47 Hawksmoor, Thamesmead
15 46 East Preston, West Sussex
16 39 St Andrews, Barnsbury N1
17 36 Bembridge, Isle of Wight
18 35 Yealmpstone Farm, Plymouth
19 35 Queensgate, Isle of Wight
20 30 Farnham Common Juniors, Bucks
21 29 The Hall, Wimbledon
22 26 Holy Cross Prep, Kingston upon Thames
23 25 Willen, Milton Keynes
24 25 Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth
25 21 Harpenden Academy, Hertfordshire
26 16 Good Shepherd, Croydon
27 16 Roach Vale, Colchester
28 14 Lord Deramore, York
29 9 Aldborough, Norfolk

Pretzels

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 22 Rita P (East Preston, West Sussex)
2 21 Asha B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
3 14 Anna F (East Preston, West Sussex)
4 14 Nova RW (East Preston, West Sussex)
5 14 Thomas C (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
6 12 Oliver S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
7 11 Holly S (East Preston, West Sussex)
8 10 Emily J (East Preston, West Sussex)
9 7 Diana (The Vineyard, Richmond)
10 6 Summer A (East Preston, West Sussex)
11 6 Lily Holland (The Vineyard, Richmond)
12 5 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)