Games and PEThe School offers a wide variety of sporting activities and all pupils take part in some form of physical exercise at least three times each week.
There are representative teams in most sports at all age levels. Fixtures are organised against other independent schools and take place on Saturdays and mid-week. It is not uncommon for the School to field more than 20 representative teams. Parents are very welcome to support teams both at home and away.
Pupils not representing the School teams can participate in inter-House leagues or follow an integrated sports programme.
The main team sports are:
Individual sports available include Sailing, Riding, Fencing, Golf, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Tennis, Squash and Canoeing.
Elite Sportsmen and Women
Boys and girls of all ages regularly achieve club and school county levels and occasionally national team recognition in a variety of sports but in particular Rugby, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Cross Country and Sailing. Pupils achieving the very best in their field are supported, encouraged and guided by the Director of Sports and coaching staff.
Activities, Games and CCF
Inter-school and House matches and games programme
As well as games sessions, boys and girls in years 7 and 8 take part in two weekly physical education lessons and Year 9 pupils have one period. These are taught in class groups and encompass half-termly modules. Through this programme, pupils are provided with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and interests.
Swimming is included every term and the following are taught in half term blocks: Gymnastics / Trampolining, Basketball, Badminton, Indoor Athletics, Tennis, Introduction to the Multi-gym (Year 9).
As well as regular swimming lessons, pupils can use the swimming pool for leisure swimming, whilst keen swimmers join the School Squad, which trains throughout the week. Senior pupils can also train to become qualified lifeguards.