Saturday Programme

Sport and Fixtures – Senior School

Senior School pupils playing rugbyOur Games Project and the Shape of the College Week proposal provide us with opportunities for improved delivery of Sport, Health and Fitness. Saturday inter-school fixtures will continue to be an integral part of the programme. From September, it is proposed that fixtures will take place across a mix of Saturday mornings and afternoons. We are ambitious about the quality of the overall offer and expect there to be both demand and benefit in attending the Saturday programme. 

It is expected that all pupils, if selected, will be available to represent the College. Any requests for absence from College fixtures should be made, in writing, to the relevant school Head, as well as the Director of Sport, Health, and Fitness, giving as much notice as possible. 

Bishop’s Stortford College has a very strong fixture list, and it is expected that school matches and training sessions will be prioritised above club commitments. Pupils are actively encouraged to represent Regional or National teams where possible, with the agreement and support of the Director of Sport, Health, and Fitness.

On occasions where fixtures against another school cannot be arranged, teams may have training and/or House matches in the given sport of that term on a Saturday. Squads will be selected for these sessions and communicated clearly on SOCS as with all other fixtures.

Sport and Fixtures - Prep School

Prep School pupils happy playing cricketFixtures for the Prep School will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

From September, we propose to increase Saturday fixtures for U12 and U13 teams, with some fixtures for U10 and U11 teams where opportunity allows. Training on Saturdays for U12 and U13 pupils will also take place where no fixture can be found, and facilities allow. The squads for such training will be named on SOCS, along with all other fixtures.

Non-sport Saturdays will be scheduled each term. Details of these will be published in the College calendar.

Other Saturday Activity

College Events 

Some events will continue to be held on weekends, such as Open Mornings, School Fayres and Senior School Speech Day, which pupils will be expected to attend. Dates for these events will be published each Autumn Term, as part of the annual College Calendar. 

Pupils laughing at Senior School Speech Day Pupil talking to children at Open Event

Community Outreach 

As part of our commitment to offer public benefit, and to enhance our impact in the local community, we will establish an outreach programme aimed at widening access to the College.