PRINCE Henry's Grammar School pupil Georgia Coates is heading for the Olympics in Rio.

The 17-year-old has been named in the Great Britain swimming team after an outstanding year.

Coates, who swims for City of Leeds, won a silver medal in the 400m individual medley at the world junior championships and bronze in the 200m individual medley.

Prince Henry's headteacher Janey Sheriff said: "We are enormously proud of Georgia, she has worked so hard throughout her school career, successfully balancing her training with strong academic performance, in order to achieve this selection. It is extremely well deserved.  

"All members of our school community will all be watching the Olympics with great excitement this year, supporting not just Georgia, but ex-students Lizzie Armitstead (cyclist) and Qais Ashfaq (boxer) in sport and Sophie Smith-Moore, who is part of the Physio team for Team GB. 

"It is fantastic to have such inspiring role models for all our students,  illustrating how outstanding achievement can be secured with hard work, high levels of commitment, focus, and resilience.

"Our Excellence in Sport and Education programme in the Sixth Form, which provides tailored support for talented students - including dedicated time for training in their specialist sport, will really help our younger students who are performing at this level in the future."