PE and Games
Ever mindful that enjoyment is a key factor in children’s participation in PE and Games, staff in the department strive to instil the foundations of a life-long love of exercise and sport. It is important that our pupils benefit not just physically, but that they have opportunities to develop team work, decision making and social skills; attributes that are not always developed in the classroom.
To that end, we run as many teams as possible across a wide variety of sports, so as to offer all pupils the opportunity to represent their school, whilst also promoting excellence for county, regional or even national honours.
Spirited internal House Competitions in all the major sports foster friendly rivalry, whilst offering a supportive arena for all pupils to contribute, whatever their level of ability. Additionally, we host a wide number of tournaments and events in hockey, rugby, cross country and netball where both prep schools and primary schools are invited to compete.
There are also county and regional sporting events that we enter throughout the year and we finish the year with our annual Sports Day.
Although we have excellent facilities on our own site, we are fortunate to be able to make use of those at our Senior School, when combined with those we can and do access ‘over the road’, they are second to none. On the Prep site we have a full-size astro turf, tennis and netball courts, extensive sports fields, a heated swimming pool for the younger children, a sports hall, permanent cricket nets and a grass athletics track; these enable at least 20 different activities and clubs to take place during the year. On the Senior School site we make use of the all-weather athletics track, other astro-turfs and hard surfaces, cricket pitches and the large indoor swimming pool.
We run an extensive year-round programme of team and individual sports for our pupils, both competitive and non-competitive.
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