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)
2 127 Lily Holland (The Vineyard, Richmond)
3 114 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
4 110 Diana Gjocaj (The Vineyard, Richmond)
5 108 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
6 41 Ollie W (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
7 39 Rosie E (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
8 34 Olivia B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
9 33 Lily Fulford (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
10 32 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
11 31 Olivia Tate (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)
12 30 Kyan W (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
13 28 Tyler R (East Preston, West Sussex)
14 26 Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
15 26 Freddie K (Wethersfield, Braintree)
16 25 Alfie Z (Belleville, Wandsworth)
17 24 George R (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
18 24 Anna G (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
19 24 Zara S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
20 24 Chantelle C (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
21 23 Eliza (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
22 23 Jamie S (Belleville, Wandsworth)
23 22 Will (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
24 20 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
25 20 Amelia Butler (Crofton Hammond, Portsmouth)
26 20 Maddie G (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
27 20 Ben D (Belleville, Wandsworth)
28 19 Oliver S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
29 17 Elliot H (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
30 16 Nathan G (Wethersfield, Braintree)
31 16 Aedan J (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
32 15 Bella B (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
33 15 James O (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
34 15 Mason M (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
35 14 Dougie K (Belleville, Wandsworth)
36 13 Mia Henson (The Vineyard, Richmond)
37 12 Bella W (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
38 11 Florence Hunnisett (The Vineyard, Richmond)
39 10 Scarlet (East Preston, West Sussex)
40 9 Sophie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
41 8 Cory Clogg (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
42 8 Sammy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
43 7 Daisy S (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
44 6 Mason Decaro (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
45 6 Harvey Godley (The Hill Academy, Rotherham)
46 3 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
47 3 Chloe B (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
48 2 Freddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)

Double Dutch

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 608 Edward Oscroft (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
2 387 Emily B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
3 252 Martin S (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
4 194 Zach G (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
5 147 May L (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
6 147 Eliza Ri (Belleville, Wandsworth)
7 138 Sublime R (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
8 125 Kevin L (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
9 116 David I (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
10 97 Lola F (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
11 94 Joseph C (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
12 68 Joshua CP (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
13 52 Bobby C (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
14 50 Ayaan Z (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
15 45 Lily Holland (The Vineyard, Richmond)
16 28 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
17 24 Lola O’Brien-Rainsford (Sir Robert Geffery’s, Cornwall)

Double Unders

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 31 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
2 30 Charlie M (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
3 28 Kevin L (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
4 19 Max Dixon (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
5 17 Jessie J (East Preston, West Sussex)
6 16 Zachary Morris (Belleville, Wandsworth)
7 13 Charlie Arundell (Plymouth, Plymouth)
8 12
9 12 Mason K (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
10 11 Harley L (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
11 11 Bobby C (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
12 11 Anjali W (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
13 10 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
14 10 JudeD (East Preston, West Sussex)
15 9 Daniel O (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
16 8 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
17 8 Asha B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
18 8 Lily Fulford (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
19 7 Ellie Keenan (Tolworth Junior, Kingston upon Thames)
20 7 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
21 7 Ruby G (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
22 6
23 6 Nathan G (Wethersfield, Braintree)
24 6 Poppy T (Wethersfield, Braintree)
25 6 Xanthe B (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
26 5
27 5 Auden B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
28 5 Daisy S (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
29 5 Joshua L (Belleville, Wandsworth)
30 4 George (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
31 4 Sammy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
32 4 Eleanor C (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
33 3
34 3 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
35 3 Amy Gibson (Collis, Richmond)
36 3 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
37 3 Micheala (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
38 3 Aaron (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
39 2
40 2 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)
41 1 Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
42 1 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)

Face to Face

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 75 Diana Gjocaj (The Vineyard, Richmond) Mia Henson (The Vineyard, Richmond)
2 67 Joshua B (Belleville, Wandsworth) Aryan Singh (Belleville, Wandsworth)
3 67 Zachary Morris (Belleville, Wandsworth) Joshua LB (Belleville, Wandsworth)
4 62 Scarlett (Queensgate, Isle of Wight) Millie (Queensgate, Isle of Wight)
5 54 Jurie (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames) Isabella (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
6 43 Florence Hunniesett (The Vineyard, Richmond) Natalia Podkowska (The Vineyard, Richmond)
7 39 Alex W (Belleville, Wandsworth) Alex S
8 38 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
9 38 Aida D (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester) Sophie D (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
10 38 Samuel K (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester) Oliver S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
11 35 Noir A (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington) Karis G (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
12 33 Lauren (East Preston, West Sussex) Lillie (East Preston, West Sussex)
13 30 Emily R (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington) Perry Sue H (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
14 29 Jayden Macauldy (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Cobey Thompson (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
15 28 Emily (Bembridge, Isle of Wight) Natalia (Bembridge, Isle of Wight)
16 22 Lev Kulko (The Vineyard, Richmond) Belen Pelit (The Vineyard, Richmond)
17 21 Misra Babayigit (The Vineyard, Richmond) Florence Hunnisett (The Vineyard, Richmond)
18 20 Amelie S (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames) Yeji S (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
19 19 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Grace Binnington (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
20 16 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire) Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
21 15 Daisy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
22 15 Sophie B (Sheringdale, Wandsworth) Jennie D (Sheringdale, Wandsworth)
23 14 Belen Pelit (The Vineyard, Richmond) Mia Helledie (The Vineyard, Richmond)
24 12 Michaela (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
25 12 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
26 10 Sophie B (Sheringdale, Wandsworth) Emily Rose M (Sheringdale, Wandsworth)
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
31 4 Scarlett King (Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth) Tillie Green (Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth)

Keep the Pot Boiling

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 130 St Andrews, South Gloucestershire
2 89 Saltwood, Kent
3 79 Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
4 61 The Vineyard, Richmond
5 60 Belleville, Wandsworth
6 58 Chesham Prep, Bucks
7 48 Queensgate, Isle of Wight
8 48 St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington
9 47 Hawksmoor, Thamesmead
10 46 East Preston, West Sussex
11 39 St Andrews, Barnsbury N1
12 36 Bembridge, Isle of Wight
13 35 Yealmpstone Farm, Plymouth
14 35 Queensgate, Isle of Wight
15 30 Farnham Common Juniors, Bucks
16 29 The Hall, Wimbledon
17 26 Holy Cross Prep, Kingston upon Thames
18 25 Willen, Milton Keynes
19 25 Ormiston Herman, Great Yarmouth
20 21 Harpenden Academy, Hertfordshire
21 18 Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames
22 16 Good Shepherd, Croydon
23 16 Roach Vale, Colchester
24 14 Lord Deramore, York
25 9 Aldborough, Norfolk

Pretzels

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 54 Eddie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
2 45 Harley L (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
3 38 Charlie M (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
4 30 Martin S (St Andrews Barnsbury, Islington)
5 25 Lily Fulford (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
6 25 Lily Holland (The Vineyard, Richmond)
7 22 Rita P (East Preston, West Sussex)
8 21 Asha B (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
9 18 Amelie S (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
10 16 Edmund K (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
11 15 Lily Holland (The Vineyard, Richmond)
12 14 Anna F (East Preston, West Sussex)
13 14 Nova RW (East Preston, West Sussex)
14 14 Thomas C (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
15 14 Yeseo Cha (Christ Church NM, Kingston upon Thames)
16 12 Oliver S (Nicholas Hawksmoor, Towcester)
17 11 Holly S (East Preston, West Sussex)
18 10 Emily J (East Preston, West Sussex)
19 9 Samuel (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
20 9 Noah (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
21 8 Ollie (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
22 7 Diana Gjocaj (The Vineyard, Richmond)
23 6 Summer A (East Preston, West Sussex)
24 5 Emma Gill (Green lane, Worcester Park)
25 4 Sammy (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)
26 1 Lerryn (St Andrews, South Gloucestershire)