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 8000 children from over 1000 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
2013
High Score
2014
High Score
2015
High Score
Continuous Crossovers 2014 668 557 755
Pretzels 504 134 116 200
Double Dutch 3558 829 461 1007
Double Unders 405 125 218 100
Face to Face 2164 438 503 510
Keep The Pot Boiling 4029 2000 1904 680

Continuous Crossovers

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 801 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
2 413 Lois Fleming (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
3 247 Eira Park (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
4 225 Oscar Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
5 224 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
6 223 Ivy Benson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
7 191 Polly Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
8 179 Sarah Baylis (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
9 179 Katherine Keaney (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
10 173 Amera Harwin (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
11 162 Mia Warren (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
12 148 Chloe Down (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
13 131 Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
14 130 Lily King (Collis, Richmond)
15 125 Eloise Bloomer (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
16 107 Olivia Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
17 105 Jolie LeJeune (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
18 104 Emily O’Toole (Collis, Richmond)
19 101 Rhodri Chow (Collis, Richmond)
20 97 Lois Fleming (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
21 97 Lily King (Collis, Richmond)
22 85 Kazuo Williams (Hamsey, East Sussex)
23 69 Chris Valmonte (St Pauls RC, Yate)
24 63 Rhodri Chow (Collis, Richmond)
25 60 Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
26 58 Kendall Waterson (Collis, Richmond)
27 56 Isabelle Wooder (Collis, Richmond)
28 51 Sharnay Taylor (Woodside, Croydon)
29 45 Holly Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
30 45 Ethan Molden (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
31 45 Lydia McCarthy (Collis, Richmond)
32 44 Jack Martin (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire)
33 42 Linda Wang (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
34 41 Lola Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
35 41 Olivia Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
36 40 Emily Hughes (Collis, Richmond)
37 38 Regan Cambridge (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
38 37 Zoe Selkirk (Collis, Richmond)
39 32 Charlotte Alexandre (Collis, Richmond)
40 31
41 31 Kymani Murray (St John & St James, Edmonton)
42 30 Ramjet Hamilton (St John & St James, Edmonton)
43 28 Hannah Scott (Birchwood Grove Primary, Burgess Hill)
44 27 Lucy Kindness (Collis, Richmond)
45 27 Nadia Davenport (Collis, Richmond)
46 25 Joe Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
47 24 Lilli Tomasi-Glen (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
48 24 Ikran Abdulle (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
49 24 Daisy Darby (Collis, Richmond)
50 23 Hawa Abdulle (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
51 22 Elsie Lawrence (Collis, Richmond)
52 21 Ella Mitchell (Collis, Richmond) Ella Dean (Farnham Common Juniors, Bucks)
53 20 Sanvi Ghadigaonkar (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
54 19 Olivia Spencer (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
55 15 Poppy Roose (Collis, Richmond)

Double Dutch

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 204 Sharnay Taylor (Woodside, Croydon)
2 185 Jaden Akibo (Downfield, Hertfordshire)
3 180 Tia Goddard (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
4 177 Tia Hurrell (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
5 159 Polly Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
6 151 Tilly O’Shea (Charlotte House Prep, Rickmansworth)
7 135 Carolina Baptista (Downfield, Hertfordshire)
8 123 Elsie Lawrence (Collis, Richmond)
9 44 Lydia McCarthy (Collis, Richmond)
10 43 Lily King (Collis, Richmond)
11 42 Eva O’Dwyer (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
12 40 Tierney Rowles (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
13 38 Molly Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
14 38 Jesica Kasza (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
15 38 Alexandra Hewson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
16 37
17 37 Isabelle Wooder (Collis, Richmond)
18 30 Alyce Gaskell (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
19 24 Ella Taverner (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
20 18 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
21 10 Imogen Yeung (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
22 5 Zahra Ivanova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)

Double Unders

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 246 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
2 56 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
3 54 Holly Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
4 38 Moyo George (Woodside, Croydon)
5 32 Lois Fleming (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
6 31 Jack Borra (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
7 27 Sharnay Taylor (Woodside, Croydon)
8 26 Calvin Imray (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
9 24 Rakiem Beckford (Woodside, Croydon)
10 22 Katherine Keaney (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
11 20 Thomas Bennett (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
12 17 Isabelle Hughes (Holly Lodge, Surrey)
13 15 Holly Drane (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
14 8 Sophie Cawkwell-Barry (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)

Face to Face

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 167 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
2 157 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Chloe Down (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
3 142 Amelia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Polly Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
4 134 Olivia Hickman (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Alexandra Hewson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
5 132 Calvin Imray (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Sarah Baylis (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
6 115 Sarah Baylis (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
7 110 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Jessica Kasza (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
8 106 Imogen Yeung (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Molly Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
9 100 Isabel Perkes (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Katherine Keaney (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
10 93 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
11 90 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Jessica Kasza (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
12 87 Ivy Benson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Lois Fleming (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
13 80 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Jessica Kasza (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
14 80 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Zoe Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
15 78 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
16 78 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
17 77 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
18 75 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
19 67 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond) Elsie Lawrence (Collis, Richmond)
20 66 Sophie Cawkwell-Barry (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Angela Nela (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
21 66 Hawa Abdulle (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Caris Mitchell (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
22 62 Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
23 61 Lily King (Collis, Richmond) Zoe Selkirk (Collis, Richmond)
24 55 Jack Borra (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
25 55 Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
26 54 Gabriele Daujotaite (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Sophie Johnson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
27 52 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
28 52 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
29 51 Jolie LeJeune (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Lola Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
30 50 Molly Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Natalia Wilk (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
31 49 Ivy Benson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Amelia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
32 47 Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
33 46 Wilma Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
34 46 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Tia Goddard (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
35 45 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Holly Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
36 45 Ikran Abdulle (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Elisha Mitchell (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
37 45 Alexandra Hewson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Olivia Hickman (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
38 44 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Ema Puodziukaityte (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
39 44 Prince (St John & St James, Edmonton) Shyon (St John & St James, Edmonton)
40 42 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Natalia Wilk (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
41 41 Rebecca (St John & St James, Edmonton) Naomi (St John & St James, Edmonton)
42 40 Olivia Hickman (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Alexandra Hewson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
43 40 Zoe Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
44 36 Daisy Lilienfield (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Olivia Hickman (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
45 36 Isla Tolson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
46 35 Wilma Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
47 35 Wilma Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Gabriele Daujotaite (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
48 34 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
49 30 Chloe Noble (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire) Rosie Stevens (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire)
50 30 Molly Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Natalia Wilk (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
51 27 Jiayne (St John & St James, Edmonton) Rowland (St John & St James, Edmonton)
52 27 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Sebastion Boesten-Alloco (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
53 26 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Zahra Ivanova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
54 26 Alexandra Hewson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
55 26 Tia Goddard (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
56 26 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Sadie James (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
57 24 Ariya Pratheepan (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Daisy Lilienfield (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
58 24 Gabriele Daujotaite (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Natalie Wilk (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
59 23 Elanna Collard (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Wilma Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
60 22 Molly Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Jessica Kasza (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
61 21 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Zoe Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
62 20 Emma Towuaghanste (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Temi Hasan (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
63 20 Nancy Wass (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
64 20 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
65 20 Elanna Collard (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
66 19 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
67 19 Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Sebastion Boesten-Alloco (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
68 19 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Isla Tolson (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
69 18 Evie Hughes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Sadie James (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
70 18 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
71 16 Zoe Herrick (St Pauls RC, Yate) Rico Manos (St Pauls RC, Yate)
72 15 Maja Kowaliw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Natalia Wilk (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
73 13 Ella Taverner (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
74 10 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Oviah Shan (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
75 8 Nancy Wass (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Evie Hughes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Evie McNab (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
76 6 Nancy Wass (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Evie Hughes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
77 5 Daisy Lilienfield (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Nancy Wass (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
78 5 Ema Puodziukaityte (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
79 4 Wilma Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
80 2 Wilma Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Evie Hughes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)

Keep the Pot Boiling

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 272 St Johns, Kingston upon Thames
2 217 Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames
3 79 Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames
4 56 St Pauls RC, Yate
5 51 Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames
6 49 St. Michaels, Reading
7 47 Ruislip High, London
8 45 Sandwich Jnr, Kent
9 39 Collis, Richmond
10 39 Northchapel, West Sussex
11 31 Woodside, Croydon
12 28 Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire
13 28 Birchwood Grove Primary, Burgess Hill
14 18 Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames
15 16 King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames

Pretzels

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 157 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
2 125 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
3 112 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
4 87 Kazuo Williams (Hamsey, East Sussex)
5 72 Emily O’Toole (Collis, Richmond)
6 71 Katherine Keaney (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
7 68 Sharnay Taylor (Woodside, Croydon)
8 54 Lois Fleming (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
9 50 Lily King (Collis, Richmond)
10 43 Eloise Bloomer (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
11 36 Harry Sedgwick (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
12 35 Maisy Savage (Holly Lodge, Surrey)
13 34 Jolie LeJeune (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
14 32 Polly Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
15 31 Maggie Freeman (Birchwood Grove Primary, Burgess Hill)
16 30 Oscar Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
17 28 Eira Park (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
18 27 Reece Privet (Lovelace, Kingston upon Thames)
19 23 Tolleen Baazeem (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
20 23 Charlotte Rixon (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
21 21 Megan Eager (Birchwood Grove Primary, Burgess Hill)
22 19 Cherry Kemp (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
23 19 Linda Wang (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
24 19 Elaine Parker (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire)
25 17 Lucy Kindness (Collis, Richmond)
26 17 Joe Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
27 17 Alejandra Dot (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
28 15 Chris Valmonte (St Pauls RC, Yate)
29 13 Mollie Fisher (Birchwood Grove Primary, Burgess Hill)
30 12 Stuart Lea (Birchwood Grove Primary, Burgess Hill)