We encourage all our students to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities, covering ball skills, body management, teamwork and individual tasks. Above all, the emphasis is always on fun and participation. We believe that when students are enjoying their sport, they are most likely to learn and to improve. Playing in fixtures against other schools also enables them to experience team spirit and gain a sense of achievement.
Physical Education is also a popular and successful examination subject for study at GCSE.
We offer a full range of sporting activities. In the Prep School, netball, football, cricket and rounder’s are played, with teams enjoying regular fixtures against local schools.
In the Senior School girls play hockey, netball, basketball, rounder’s, volleyball and badminton. Boys play football, rugby, hockey and cricket. The curriculum also includes athletics, fitness training, basketball and gymnastics.
In addition, trained coaches take extra-curricular classes in tennis, judo, trampolining, ballet and self-defence. These lessons take place at lunchtimes or after school.
Students are encouraged to experience a wide variety of sports and develop a broad base of interests, the emphasis being on fun and participation. Sports facilities include hockey and football pitches, netball, basketball and tennis courts, cricket nets, gymnasium, badminton and volleyball courts. We also take advantage of local all-weather pitches. Construction of a new Sports Hall and Design Studio is planned to commence in 2017.
We also offer up to 30 clubs e.g. astronomy, chess, bridge, LAMDA, English Speaking Union, debating, drama, trampolining, art, Amnesty, sports and music, Young Enterprise, Model United Nations, subject revision clubs. Additionally there is the opportunity for pupils to take their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.