Sport and fitness
We enjoy a strong sporting tradition and reputation, understanding the power of sport in developing individuals as well as bringing our whole community together.
Sport gives our pupils the chance for both achievement and opportunity. We champion all pupils, recognising not only sporting excellence but also progress and endeavour - our aim is to provide every pupil with positive sporting experiences.
We strive to develop good character, teamwork skills, leadership opportunities and a life-long appreciation of physical activity.
Senior School pupils take part in a double PE lesson and a double Games lesson every week.
The PE lesson curriculum is designed to help pupils find their sporting 'niche' through exposure to a variety of physical activities and sports, improving fitness and physical literacy.
Games lessons are centred on our Major Sport Programme, teaching skill development in specific sports and providing positive competitive experiences.
We are proud of our high participation rates across all year groups in our Saturday fixtures programme.
Major Sport Programme:
|Rugby & Hockey||Hockey & Netball||Cricket|
Beyond the timetable
In addition to timetabled sport, there are many other opportunities. There is something for everyone from aquatics, athletics or other team sports through to individual fitness.
Elite Athlete Support
Recent national success for our sporting teams in Hockey, Netball and Rugby demonstrates how we support student development to an elite level, where appropriate.
The Elite Athlete Support Programme supports athletes' physical development with important performance factors such as strength, conditioning and sports psychology, it also teaches pupils how to balance sport with academic work and home life.
We offer extensive on-site sports facilities, which are enhanced and updated regularly. Highlights include:
- 12 astroturf all-weather hockey pitches
- 12 astroturf tennis courts, four hard courts and one indoor court
- 4 hard-standing netball courts
- 4 rugby pitches (plus a further two at Penns Place)
- A fully equipped fitness suite
- High-specification 25m indoor swimming pool
- Five-lane ECB standard artificial cricket nets
- Cricket square (with an additional square at Penns Place)
- Climbing wall
- Dance studio
- Purpose-built sports hall