Exciting Sporting Developments
From September 2020 we will be introducing a gender equal approach to sport to provide boys and girls the same opportunities to participate in our focus sports which are hockey, football, cricket and swimming.
In order to deliver our ambitious programme, the school has heavily invested in its sporting facilities and staffing levels which will continue into the future.
As part of this redevelopment, our new flood lit astro hockey pitch and two new football pitches will be completed and ready for use in September 2020.
Our new hockey and football programmes will be led by a newly appointed Director of Hockey and Director of Football to begin in September 2020 in order to develop our pupil’s skills and knowledge of the game. Swimming is currently led by our Director of Swimming, Mrs Helen Dudman and our Director of Cricket will be appointed for September 2021.
Our vision for sport is simple. We strive to give opportunities for all our pupils to participate in sport whilst providing a clear pathway for the more able. To improve our performances even further, we will be delivering weekly pre-season training programmes for all pupils of all abilities and experiences to have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in all sports ahead of representing the school in fixtures.
Pupils may also participate in other sports including two terms of netball, rugby, basketball, and in the summer, pupils also participate in athletics and tennis (in addition to cricket and swimming) as part of the PE and co-curricular clubs programme.
I hope that you will be as thrilled as we are with our new sports investment and plans.