Upper Sixth Students join the Junior Talented Athletic Scheme at Staffordshire University

Upper Sixth students Lucy Roberts and Henry Harper have been accepted onto the Junior Talented Athletic Scheme (JTAS) at Staffordshire University in partnership with Cheadle Hulme School.  Further enhancing the academic and high-performance opportunities at Cheadle Hulme School, the programme will enable both students to receive support and guidance in their academic and sporting commitments to stay within academia coincided with a route into professional sport. 

Head of Elite Performance Mr Groves: “Our aim as a school is provide all student-athletes the opportunities to afford them to exceed their sporting and educational potential whilst at Cheadle Hulme School. Lucy and Henry are exceptional athletes in Water Skiing and Rugby and have been a credit to the school in their commitment to all aspects of the school community. We feel this programme will give them not only a great foundation to sport but also academia as they look to balance their numerous commitments in the next year. We are all very proud of them.”

Director of Sport Mr Higgins: “As the support and provision continues to excel for our student athletes, the opportunity to work with a nationally recognised project is another mechanism which allows the CHS Elite Sport Programme to be amongst the most effective youth development pathway in the country. Our students will benefit greatly, ensuring that they are in the best environment to fulfil both their academic potential and athletic aspirations”

Head of Sixth Form Mr Jones: “We are really excited to be working with Staffordshire University and proud of the strong applications from both Henry and Lucy to take part in this programme. This is a fabulous opportunity for them both and something that will help develop them both as athletes and as young people dedicated to improving themselves. We’ll continue to support them so that they can succeed both inside and outside of the classroom during their time here in the CHS Sixth Form”