Range of sports
With outstanding facilities and dedicated coaching staff, our boys have the opportunity to regularly participate in and enjoy a rich variety of sports and activities as part of their weekly Games and PE provision.
In addition to internal practice sessions and animal (house) competitions, all boys from Years 3-8 annually play in excess of 400 competitive fixtures across a range of sporting codes versus other schools. This affords them numerous opportunities to learn the values mirrored in the game of school and life, which we aim to nurture.
From September to February we focus largely on rugby as our main team sport. From February to March the boys will play football, with a selected group continuing with rugby sevens. During the summer months from April to July cricket is the major team sport. Alongside this, the School’s swimming, tennis, rowing and golf teams train and compete throughout the year. We also prepare teams to participate in local and regional cross country, triathlon/biathlon and athletics fixtures. In recent times our rugby, cricket and swimming teams have enjoyed significant touring opportunities locally and abroad : for example our 1st XV squad enjoyed a challenging but ultimately successful unbeaten tour to South Africa this year.
Boys in Nursery to Year 2 enjoy a full PE curriculum on a weekly basis alongside swimming lessons.
From Years 3-8 we aim to provide a more varied curriculum, which is divided into two main focus areas:
- All boys will take part in swimming lessons which run alongside basketball, indoor hockey, gymnastics, tennis and athletics.
- Baseline assessments completed once per term which test agility, endurance, power, strength, suppleness and swimming. This data provides each boy with the opportunity to have their progress monitored by setting them specific and individualised targets.