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Sunday, 26 November 2017 20:45

The 50 Top Boys Sports Schools of 2017 & The Cost

Written by  Rogan Summerton

“You pays your money and you takes your choice,” wrote Mark Twain in 1884 at the end of Chapter 28 of Huckleberry Finn.

 

The phrase still means what it did back then... “the right of choice is to the buyer” or a more sophisticated “Power belongs to those who have paid their dues.”

However, we wondered if that is true when it comes to the sporting success of a school. Of course a school is primarily there to educate the learners and sport, we are quickly reminded, is but a secondary function of a school.

That may well be true, yet when compared to the amount of time and energy schools devote to achieving excellence on the sports field, the class room has a worthy competitor for the learner’s attention. Furthermore although a school’s academic achievements are paramount, many a parent with a talented Grade 7 sports child look first to the schools that can help their child achieve more on the sports field before those who can further their scholastic endeavours.

That being the case and if one is looking to place a child in one of the better ‘sporting schools’ how much will it cost? Is there any correlation between the sporting prowess of a school and the school fees that they charge parents for the privilege of being a member of their establishment?

Naturally these questions are sure to generate heated debate. However in order to provide some indication of a school’s sporting success and the cost to have a child exposed to that success we have come up with the TOP BOYS SPORTS SCHOOL RANKINGS which also includes just where a particular school ranks with regard to the school fees they charge.

To generate the Sports Rankings of the schools we took the rankings for the four leading sporting codes, rugby, cricket, hockey and water polo. Schools that scored highly invariably were those that have been able to compete at a consistently high level in all these sports codes for 2017.

It’s true that sports such as athletics, swimming, tennis, basketball and others have not been included and some will cry foul because of this, but these four sports may help to give an indication of the overall sporting strength of a school.

The “FEES RANKING” is the total fees, school fees and boarding fees that a school is charging from a typical Grade 12 learner.

As shown it doesn’t always mean the more you pay the more likely a school will perform on the field. Some schools are offering more bang for your bucks than others. But at the end “You pays your money and you takes your choice.”

We would like to stress that SA School Sports has no allegiance to any school and the results were based entirely on the various rankings for the above mentioned codes during 2017.

SPORTS RANKING SCHOOL AVG PTS FEES RANKING SCHOOL FEES BOARDING TOTAL FEES in R's
1 RONDEBOSCH 21.70 24 44 900 41 600 86 500
2 HILTON COLLEGE 21.16 1 253 660 INCLU BOARDING 253 660
3 GREY HS 20.11 19 50 310 50 640 100 950
4 ST ANDREWS COLLEGE 19.95 4 235 335 INCLU BOARDING 235 335
5 SELBORNE COLLEGE 19.10 31 31 220 36 460 67 680
6 GLENWOOD 18.18 20 43 490 57 200 100 690
7 PAUL ROOS GYM 17.68 26 33 700 42 000 75 700
8 KES 17.54 21 45 200 52 000 97 200
9 GREY COLLEGE 17.35 34 25 650 30 000 55 650
10 ST STITHIANS 16.84 8 123 910 90 970 214 880
11 ST JOHNS COLLEGE 16.68 6 134 963 92 852 227 815
12 SACS 16.49 25 38 900 41 300 80 202
13 PAARL BOYS HIGH 16.48 29 28 500 42 100 70 600
14 WESTVILLE 15.76 38 35 000   35 000
15 PRETORIA BOYS 15.69 17 47 850 58 950 106 800
16 MICHAELHOUSE 15.34 3 240 000 INCLU BOARDING 240 000
17 AFFIES 15.29 27 38 100 36 990 75 090
18 BISHOPS 15.08 2 137 260 103 120 240 380
19 MARITZBURG 14.85 18 41 500 62 500 104 000
20 KEARSNEY 14.64 7 225 940 INCLU BOARDING 225 940
21 CLIFTON 14.62 13 126 765   126 765
22 PAARL GIM 13.84 32 26 580 39 400 65 980
23 HUDSON PARK 13.51 40 27 480   27 480
24 ST DAVIDS INANDA 13.08 14 112 970   112 970
25 WYNBERG 12.32 23 42 800 46 400 89 200
26 WATERKLOOF 11.85 33 26 300 35 900 62 200
27 ST ALBANS 11.75 5 130 470 98 940 22 9410
28 WOODRIDGE COLLEGE 11.71 12 97 508 60 425 157 933
29 HELPMEKAAR 11.48 16 71 170 38 500 109 670
30 JEPPE 11.24 22 40 040 49 950 89 990
31 PEARSON 11.06 39 28 022   28 022
32 NELSPRUIT 10.60 35 19 650 27 500 47 150
33 FRAMESBY 10.55 45 19 000   19 000
34 ST CHARLES COLLEGE 10.41 10 89 500 78 500 168 000
35 CENTURION 10.34 41 25 100   25 100
36 BRACKENFELL 10.27 46 18 500   18 500
37 STELLENBERG 9.97 43 22 700   22 700
38 WORCESTER GYM 9.74 36 16 280 25 200 41 480
39 NORTHCLIFF 9.62 37 37 150   37 150
40 OOS MOOT 9.60 47 15 000   15 000
41 MARAIS VILJOEN 9.47 44 22 406   22 406
42 MENLOPARK 9.35 30 32 900 36 650 69 550
43 GARSFONTEIN 9.30 28 26 400 45 900 72 300
44 NOORDHEUWEL 9.24 42 24 970   24 970
45 OUTENIQUA 9.09 UNAVAILABLE WHEN GOING TO PRINT
46 DALE COLLEGE 9.04 UNAVAILABLE WHEN GOING TO PRINT
47 NORTHWOOD 8.61 15 49 130 62 920 112 050
48 ST BENEDICTS 8.17 9 117 360 79 200 196 560
49 UPLANDS COLLEGE 8.15 11 82 160 77 570 159 730
50 MONUMENT 7.87 UNAVAILABLE WHEN GOING TO PRINT