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)
1 512 Rhodri Chow (Collis, Richmond)
2 459 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
3 430 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
4 280 Chloe Down (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
5 246 Joe Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
6 220 Ivy Benson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
7 167 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
8 140 Lola Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
9 139 Lola Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
10 128 Alice Binden (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
11 119 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
12 108 Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
13 93 Molly Irwin (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
14 92 Oscar Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
15 91 Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
16 90 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
17 87 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
18 87 Thomas Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
19 86 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
20 85 Olivia Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
21 83 Zainab Tadimi (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
22 82 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
23 72 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
24 70 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
25 66 Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
26 64 Sarah Baylis (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
27 62 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
28 62 Isabella McDonald (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
29 61 Martha Morris (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
30 60 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
31 58 Linda Wang (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
32 56 Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
33 55 Evie McNab (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
34 53 Holly Greenwood (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
35 45 Holly Greenwood (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Holly Drane (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
36 43 Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
37 40 Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
38 37 Skye Schooling (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
39 37 Lucy Charise (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
40 36 Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
41 35 Koto Holmes (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
42 33 Ervin Mustafa (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
43 33 Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
44 31 Grace Binnington (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
45 31 Max Dixon (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
46 31 Samuel Estifanos (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
47 31 Hannah Shelton (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
48 30 Emma Towuaghanste (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
49 30 Dexter Downing (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
50 28 Samuel Clarke (Otford, Kent)
51 27 Felicity Annesley (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
52 27 Aliyah Hassan (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
53 26 Tia Hurrell (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
54 26 Martha Bolton (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
55 26 Lydia Estifanos (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
56 24 Naomi Grasse (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
57 23 Lily Howard-Morony (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead)
58 23 Kimberley Gomez-Johnson (St Patricks, Greenwich)
59 22 Emma McDonnell (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
60 22 Kai Peltonen (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
61 21 Oscar Ramble (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
62 20 Scarlett Childs (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
63 20 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
64 20 Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
65 20 Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
66 20 Molly Bloomer (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
67 19 Alexandru Nita (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
68 19 Anniya Patel (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
69 15 Jayden Imms-Reynolds (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
70 14 Marilyn Aka (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead)
71 11 Dexter Downing (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
72 3 Kathleen Gallacher (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)

Double Dutch

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 243 Jayden Castello (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
2 164 Kimberley Donnelly (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
3 136 Rufus Lindberg (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
4 119 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
5 81 Alice Binden (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
6 68 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
7 63 Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
8 62 Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
9 55 Rhodri Chow (Collis, Richmond)
10 52 Oscar Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
11 42 Joe Gibson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
12 39 Anaya Nsunda (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
13 35 Lola Hart (Westbourne, Hampshire)
14 31 Taylor Rumney (Collis, Richmond)
15 30 Grace Antons (Collis, Richmond)
16 28 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)

Double Unders

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 276 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
2 71 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
3 65 Holly Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
4 41 Kezia Daley-Brown (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
5 35 Max Little (Otford, Kent)
6 34 Ethan Taylor (Otford, Kent)
7 30 Grace Antons (Collis, Richmond)
8 26 Joseph Jackson (Otford, Kent)
9 25 Sophie Cawkwell-Barry (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
10 22 Jamie Richards (St Andrews, Barnsbury N1)
11 19 Max Dixon (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
12 19 Harry King (Otford, Kent)
13 18 Calvin Imray (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
14 17 Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
15 17 Holly Drane (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
16 15 Maeva Benson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
17 15 Sophie Griffith (Collis, Richmond)
18 15 Sarah Baylis (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
19 14 Joy Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
20 14 Lola Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
21 14 Charlie Garbett (Otford, Kent) Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
22 13 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
23 12 Joy Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
24 12 Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Charlotte Williamson (Rushen, Isle of Man)
25 12 Alice Binden (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
26 12 Ebuka Atuka (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead)
27 12 Alice Binden (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
28 11 Lola Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
29 10 Calvin Imray (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
30 10 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
31 10 Lily Pusey (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
32 10 Evie McNab (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
33 8 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
34 8 Evie Easterbrook (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Evie McNab (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
35 8 Evie McNab (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
36 7 Lily King (Collis, Richmond)
37 7 Olivia Henry (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
38 6
39 6 Oscar Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
40 6 Rufus Lindberg (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
41 6 Ariana Kapadia (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
42 5 Naomi Grasse (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)

Face to Face

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 375 Grace Antons (Collis, Richmond) Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
2 270 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
3 245 Holly Drane (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
4 152 Thea Shirley (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Scarlett Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
5 114 Thomas Bennett (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Rufus Lindberg (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
6 112 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
7 97 Irati Largo Bajo (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon) Elena Gallego (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
8 92 Nishka Thomson (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Jessica Ady (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
9 81 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
10 80 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
11 80 Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
12 71 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Lucy Charise (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
13 66 Ruth Ademiluyi (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead) Marilyn Aka (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead)
14 64 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
15 64 Martha Richardson (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames) Emilia Stanley (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
16 60 Dexter Downing (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames) Oscar Gossage (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
17 57 Scarlett Childs (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon) Felicity Annesley (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
18 57 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
19 54 Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
20 54 Taylor Rumney (Collis, Richmond) Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
21 53 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
22 51 Krish Panchal (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Alina Nikolova (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
23 44 Sophie Cawkwell-Barry (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Sophie Gardener (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
24 40 Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
25 36 Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Charlotte Fairfoull (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
26 35 Emily O’Toole (Collis, Richmond) Grace Antons (Collis, Richmond)
27 35 Rio Folkes (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead) Ebuka Atuka (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead)
28 32 Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Zoe Edwards (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
29 31 Suhaas Karthikeyan (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Alexander Trehearn (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
30 30 Grace Binnington (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Kathleen Gallacher (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
31 29 Jayden Macauldy (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames) Cobey Thompson (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
32 29 Layton Jones (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead) Dipo Olanrewaju (Hawksmoor, Thamesmead)
33 25 Lottie Barnes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
34 25 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
35 21 Lulu Todd (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Veronica Kornilova (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
36 20 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Jaya Sidhu (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
37 17 Anniya Patel (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Anna Raymond (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
38 16 Anniya Patel (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
39 11 Anna Raymond (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Martha Green (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
40 8 Kathleen Gallacher (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
41 8 Aliya Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames) Lottie Barnes (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)

Keep the Pot Boiling

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 643 Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames
2 71 Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames
3 58 Chesham Prep, Bucks
4 47 Collis, Richmond
5 47 Hawksmoor, Thamesmead
6 27 King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames
7 26 St Johns, Kingston upon Thames
8 16 Good Shepherd, Croydon

Pretzels

Rank Score Competitor (School)
1 123 Holly Agarwal (Collis, Richmond)
2 92 Holly Payne (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
3 53 Emily O’Toole (Collis, Richmond)
4 38 Eddie Mann (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
5 34 Audrey Jessett (Collis, Richmond)
6 34 Linda Wang (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
7 32 Bonita Baker (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
8 31 Rose Day (Collis, Richmond)
9 28 Tamiah Shaw (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
10 27 Samar Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
11 27 Alice Binden (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
12 26 Suzanne Ozrovech (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
13 26 Alice Cumming (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
14 25 Maryam Butt (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
15 21 Coral Vakulya (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
16 20 Martha Bolton (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
17 20 Abigail Hamshare (Otford, Kent)
18 19 Amy Franklin (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
19 19 Isabella McDonald (King Athelstan, Kingston upon Thames)
20 18 Emma McDonnell (Ursuline Prep, Wimbledon)
21 17 Sarah Baylis (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames) Sarah Chaplin (St Johns, Kingston upon Thames)
22 16 Harry King (Otford, Kent) George Booth (Otford, Kent)
23 15 Holly Doran (Malden Parochial, Kingston upon Thames)
24 15 Bea Henderson (Otford, Kent)
25 15 Samuel Clarke (Otford, Kent)
26 14 Niamh Molloy (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)
27 10 Kai Peltonen (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
28 9 Carlos Cruz (Lime Tree, Kingston upon Thames)
29 8 Millie Orlovac (Grand Avenue, Kingston upon Thames)