Times Spelling Bee

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The Times Spelling Bee is a spelling bee contested throughout the United Kingdom. The contest, run by the British newspaper The Times, consists of local, regional, and national segments. The winner of each round continues to the next level. Each part consists of two rounds: a knockout round and a quick-fire round.

First year (2009)[edit]

The final was held in the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, in London's West End.

First year final results (2009)
  1. St Martins London
  2. Bishop Wordsworth's School, Wiltshire
  3. The Welland Park Community College, Leicestershire
  4. Oundle School, Cambridgeshire
  5. St Louis Grammar School, County Antrim
  6. Hainault Forest High School, Essex
  7. Brighton College, East Sussex
  8. Valley Gardens Middle School, North Tyneside
  9. Bishop Rawstorne C of E Language College, Lancashire
  10. Fairwater High School, Torfaen

Second year (2010)[edit]

One thousand schools took part in The Times' second Spelling Bee championship, competing in 106 local heats and 10 semi-finals across the country. The Times Spelling Bee received entries from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and the Channel Islands. The top 10 school teams made it through to the Grand Final, held at the Institute of Education, London, on 24 June, where they went head-to-head for the winning title.

The winner was Newport Girls' High School, from Shropshire. Culcheth High School from Cheshire followed closely in second place and The Royal Latin School from Buckingham placed third.

Second year final results (2010)
  1. Newport Girls' High School, Shropshire
  2. Culcheth High School, Cheshire
  3. The Royal Latin School, Buckingham
  4. St Martin's School, Northwood
  5. King Edward VI Grammar School, Essex
  6. Burton School for Girls, Somerset
  7. Herschel Grammar School, Slough
  8. Morley High School, Leeds
  9. Croydon High School for Girls, Croydon
  10. St Robert of Newminster RC School, Tyne & Wear

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