As part of the School curriculum the children have weekly lessons from Kindergarten upwards. The School competes in numerous events including the district swimming gala and the ISA Competition, both regionally and nationally.
We have had several children who have competed for our region (East Anglia) in the ISA National Competition in London.
ISA National Swimming Gala 2019
On Saturday 30th November, four pupils were selected to compete in the ISA National Swimming Finals at the London Aquatics Centre following their performances at the regional event of this competition.
Selina Green won 2 gold medals winning both the backstroke (breaking the ISA National record) and freestyle event. She also competed in the 200m year 5 freestyle team representing the East Anglia. Rosie Taggart competed in her first national swimming final and achieved 4th place in the 50m freestyle and in the year 4 200m freestyle team. Sophia Weaver achieved 4th place in the year 6 200m freestyle team. Joseph Mikolajczyk achieved 4th place in the year 5 200m freestyle team. Overall, the East Anglia team came 4th
Congratulations to all four pupils for these fantastic achievements.
ISA Regional Swimming Gala 2019
On Wednesday 17th October, Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Walsh took a team of children from Upper One, Lower Two and Upper Two to the Crown Pool, Ipswich to compete in the annual ISA Regional swimming gala. The children all swam very well against the other 16 schools in attendance. We are pleased to tell you that the girls came 1st for the second year, meaning that they are the ISA Regional Champions and the school came second overall, only four points behind the winners. Congratulations to Selina Green and Rosie Taggart who will both be competing in the ISA National Competition, after Selina won both the 50m front crawl and backstroke and Rosie won the freestyle event. Congratulations to the whole team.
Brentwood District Swimming Gala 2019
The Ursuline Prep School was the host for this event and Brentwood School kindly allowed the use of their fantastic facility. The event took place on Wednseday 13th March, with both a girls' team and a boys' team. The Children had a wonderful time and swam exceptionally well. The boys' team won the competition and the girl’s team came narrowly in second place, having been beaten by 1 point! Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part.
ISA National Swimming Gala 2018
On Saturday 1st
December 3 Ursuline Prep pupils were invited to participate in the National ISA Swimming Gala, which was held at the London Aquatic Centre. All the children were extremely excited about competing in an Olympic pool! Two pupils were part of the the relay teams that competed in the medley and freestyle events. They swam well with the teams, both finishing in 6th place.
A year 4 pupil swam in the individual 50m breaststroke and backstroke races. She performed exceptionally well winning bronze in the breaststroke race and gold in the backstroke. The gold medal event was exceptionally close; decided in the last stroke of the race! Congratulations to our National Swimming Champion.
ISA Regional Swimming Gala 2018
On Wednesday, Mr. Lewis took a team of children from Upper One, Lower Two and Upper Two to the Crown Pool, Ipswich to compete in the annual ISA East of England swimming gala. The children all swam very well against the other 16 schools in attendance. The Ursuline Prep School came second overall. The boys came 4th
and the girls came 1st
, are therefore are now the ISA East of England Champions.
Congratulations to Selina Green who will be competing in the ISA National Competition, having won both the 50m breaststroke and backstroke events.
ISA National Swimming Gala 2018
The ISA National Swimming Gala took place again this year at the London Aquatic Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Following on from their success at the regional event of this competition 4 pupils from the Ursuline Prep. represented East Anglia. They all swam well and contributed to the team's final score. Sophia Moule competed in 4 races, beating her own personal best times in two of her races. In the year 4 50m backstroke race a third place medal was achieved. Please see the pupil below receiving her award.
ISA Regional Swimming Gala 2017
On Wednesday 15th November the swimming team travelled to Ipswich to take part in the ISA Regional Swimming Gala. They did extremely well finishing second overall out of the 18 schools in attendance. Congratulations to Sophia Moule and Selina Green who have now been chosen to represent East Anglia at the national event of this competition. Sophia will compete in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly and Selina the 50m backstroke.
The girls' team came 1st and the boys' team finished 3rd out of 18 schools. Congratulations to all those that took part.
Inter-House Swimming 2017
The children from the Junior classes took part in this inter-house competition. As with all inter-house events this is the time for all children to participate in a competitive sporting event. The children all enjoyed swimming for their house. The overall results were:
1st St. Patrick with 289 points
2nd St. George with 283 points
3rd St. Andrew with 255 points
4th St. David with 238 points
District Swimming Gala 2017
On Tuesday, 7th March, the boys and girls from Upper Two, Lower Two and Upper One took part in the Brentwood Middle School’s District Swimming Gala. All the children swam extremely well with the girls’ team retaining the trophy and title of district champions and boys' team finishing in third place. Congratulations to all the swimmers.
ISA Regional Swimming Gala 2016
On Wednesday 9th November the swimming team took part in the ISA Regional Swimming Gala which was held at Crown Pool, Ipswich. The children achieved some excellent results which meant that the team finished in 2nd place out of the 16 schools that were in attendance. Five children won their races and will be representing East Anglia at the National event of this competition later this year. Charlotte Lee (Year 4 50m Freestyle), Valencia Danby (Year 6 50m Breaststroke) Sophia Moule (Year 5 50m Backstroke, Freestyle and Relay). Emilia Hardy, Florence Willett and Ivy Woyton (Year 5 50m Relay).
National ISA Swimming Gala 2016
The ISA National Swimming Gala took place this year at the London Aquatic Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Following her performance at the ISA regional competition a pupil from the Ursuline Prep was selected to swim for East Anglia at this event. It was an exciting venue to compete at and she swam well in the Under 9 Freestyle event finishing in 6th position. Many congratulations from the school for an excellent achievement.
ISA Swimming Gala 2015
On Wednesday 11th
November the swimming team attended the ISA regional swimming gala held in Ipswich. The children did extremely well managing to finish 3rd
overall out of 17 schools. Congratulations to Sophia Moule who finished first in 50m freestyle and will be going on to represent East Anglia at the National event of this competition which will be held later this year.
The girls team came 2nd
and the boys team finished 8th
out of 17 schools.
District Swimming Gala 2015
On Tuesday 3rd
March the swimming team retained their titles as Middle Schools’ District Champions! Both the boys and girls swam extremely well in a variety of races. As last year there were 4 schools in the competition: St. Peter's, Hutton All Saints, Ingatestone and Ursuline Prep. Many thanks to Brentwood School for once again hosting this competition.
ISA Swimming Gala
On Wednesday 19th
November we took part in the ISA regional swimming gala held at Ipswich. The children did extremely well managing to finish second overall out of 18 schools. Congratulations to Alice Lindsay and Abby Smith who finished first in several races and will be going onto represent East Anglia at the Nationals.
Alice will be competing in both the Freestyle and Butterfly and Abby in the Backstroke.
District Swimming Gala 2014
On Tuesday 4th March the swimming team attended the Middle Schools' District Swimming Gala which was hosted by Brentwood School. There were 4 schools in the competition: St. Peter's, Hutton All Saints, Ingatestone and Ursuline Prep. Both the boys and girls swam really well and both retained their titles as District Champions! Please see the winning teams with their trophies pictured below.
ISA National Swimming Gala 2014
Following their success at the Regional ISA Swimming Gala which was held in Ipswich at the end of last year, four pupils qualified to represent East Anglia at this National event. They travelled as a team to Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre and had the opportunity to swim in a 50 metre olympic pool. The children were a credit to the school and achieved the following results:
Amelia Moule 3rd
Breaststroke and 4th
Christopher Bebbington 5th
Abby Smith 4th
Alice Lindsay 4th