We take great pride in our sporting heritage and a successful record and reputation, founded on the principles of excellence and enjoyment. The foundations of that success are built in the early years and therefore we recognise that a high quality of provision for this age group is paramount. To that end we strive to offer all pupils every opportunity to enjoy sport and experience success.
In Pre-Prep, three lessons a week are devoted to games, swimming and PE. Lessons take place in the Pre-Prep Hall, the Sports Hall, Prep School Hall, the Swimming Pool, the Astroturf pitches and the extensive College grounds.
The PE & Games programme teaches pupils fundamental movement skills, body management and the use of different types of sports equipment. In Year 2 the activities become slightly more sport based and include football, hockey and tennis. All PE and Games lessons are taught by fully qualified PE teachers.
Learning to swim is an essential part of the Pre-Prep sporting provision and, depending on ability, pupils are taught in either the learner pool or the main 25m pool. The staff are highly qualified and experienced swimming teachers with the support of several Sport Graduate Assistants who provide additional assistance in the water, as required.
The highlights of our sporting calendar for both pupils and parents are the Swimming Gala and Sports Day.
We also offer after-school clubs for football, tennis and gymnastics/dance which give pupils further opportunity for participation and development.
The personal qualities that are developed through the physical, emotional and social aspects of playing sport are highly valued, not only by us but at the early stages of Building Confidence for Life. At whatever level of participation or performance, sport and physical activity at the College aims to foster lifelong enjoyment and build true character, the benefits of which are taken well beyond school.