The School promotes fitness, well-being and healthy competition and offers a wide variety of team and individual sports at all levels of ability. Our committed and highly qualified sports staff provide expert coaching to a high level and all pupils take part in some form of physical exercise through timetabled physical education lessons, games sessions, team practices, after-school activities and the Saturday afternoon programme. Those that wish to, have the opportunity to enjoy sport every day.
The School has 96 acres of sports fields, an all-weather pitch, tennis and netball courts, squash courts, a sports hall, fitness suite, strength and conditioning room, martial arts studio, climbing wall, large indoor pool, golf course, nearby equestrian facilities and sailing provision within 5 minutes of the school campus.
We promote sport in terms of both physical health and social interaction, providing every pupil with the opportunity to excel. Our coaching structure allows the more able performers to maximize their potential while allowing pupils of all abilities to develop their skills.
Our aim is to inspire young people with a life-long interest in sport and with so much on offer there is something for everyone. This positive approach generates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and healthy competition.
The main sports or games options each term for both girls and boys are listed below and there is a full calendar of fixtures against other schools. The most talented gain regional, academy and national representation in their particular sport.
|Michaelmas Term||Rugby and sailing|
|Lent Term||Hockey, cross country, rugby 7s and sailing|
|Summer Term||Cricket, athletics, tennis and sailing|
|Michaelmas Term||Hockey and sailing|
|Lent Term||Netball, cross country and sailing|
|Summer Term||Cricket, tennis, athletics and sailing|
Pupils of all ages regularly achieve club and school county levels, and occasionally national team recognition, in a variety of sports, but in particular sailing (Olympic Pathway Development Squads, Transition, national and international recognition, BSDRA) rugby (Suffolk, ISRFU (Lambs), Eastern Counties and England U16 caps), cricket (England, Suffolk and Essex County), hockey (Suffolk, Eastern Counties, England), netball (Super League Mavericks Development Squad, Suffolk Academy), athletics (Suffolk, National Schools), rounders (Suffolk, England U18 cap) and cross-country running (all-county, Eastern Counties). Pupils achieving the very best in their field are supported, encouraged and guided by the Director of Sports and coaching staff.
Pupils who are not members of the main school teams can participate in inter-house leagues on Saturday afternoons and follow an integrated sports programme.
Options depend on season and availability.
- Cross country
- Football (boys and girls)
- Horse riding
- Rugby (boys and girls)
- Strength and conditioning
As well as games sessions, pupils in the Lower School take part in physical education lessons. These are taught in class groups and encompass termly modules. They are provided with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and interests through sessions in swimming, basketball, badminton, indoor athletics, tennis and an introduction to the fitness suite and strength and conditioning room (Year 9).