Participation in sports at Radnor House Sevenoaks is an integral part of our students’ educational experience and an essential building block of our core values.
Our sporting programme offers a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop confident and varied skill sets in an extensive range of sports. Our aim is to develop a strong sporting culture which will lead pupils into a lifelong love of sport whilst staying physically and mentally fit and healthy throughout their lives.
At Radnor House, we firmly believe in sport for all whilst providing opportunities for the more able to achieve excellence through our elite A teams, pre-season programmes, and sport scholarship programme.
A fresh and exciting vision for sport at Radnor House
The school implements a gender equal approach to sport which provides all boys and girls with the same opportunities in our focus sports of hockey, football, cricket and swimming.
To support our gender equal approach and lead our focus sports, the school has appointed Mr Simon Pickering as Director of Swimming, Mr Craig Morton as Director of Hockey, Mr Osman Kamil as Director of Football and Miss Susie Rowe as Director of Cricket. These directors lead their specific sport coaching programmes to ensure pupils receive the very best levels of coaching and opportunities to develop within those sports throughout their time at Radnor House.
In addition to our focus sports, which are delivered in games lessons, pupils participate in PE lessons and have access to our wide and diverse co-curricular programme, in which pupils can develop their skills and compete in cross country, tennis, athletics, basketball, rugby and netball to name but a few. For further information on specific sports, please see the individual sport pages below.
Sport at Radnor House places great importance on following the school’s core values. We expect our students to demonstrate these behaviours on and off the sports field. These are the traits we wish all Radnorians to embody and will ultimately allow them not only to achieve in sport but also in life beyond school:
Courage - For pupils to challenge themselves against tough opposition and being prepared to fail or make mistakes in order to develop and learn.
Perseverance – For pupils to never give up and always give their best no matter how hard the challenge they face.
Respect – For pupils to always respect their teammates, opponents, coaches and officials.
Excellence – For pupils to perform at their best when representing the school teams. For the more able this may be reaching the A teams, gaining representative honours or being part of the sports scholarship programme.
Sport at Radnor House is currently benefiting from huge investment in its sports facilities and staffing. Our sports facilities currently include:
A brand-new elite level full-size hockey sand dressed AstroTurf hockey pitch (completed August 2020)
Newly updated and upgraded state of the art fitness suite with a strength and conditioning area.
Multi use Sports Hall with recently installed cricket nets.
25 metre swimming pool with viewing gallery.
Grass playing fields for cricket, athletics, rugby and football at the Sundridge recreational ground.
Cross country course.
In addition, the school also hire facilities including Sevenoaks HC’s astroturf at Hollybush Lane and Holmesdale CC and Sevenoaks Vine CC’s cricket grounds.
Plans are also in place to develop our own playing fields to include a pavilion, cricket pitch, grass athletics track, further rugby and football pitches over the next few years. You can see what the future holds here.
In addition to Core PE, Games and Co-Curricular Sport, the school also offers pupils the chance to study Academic PE at GCSE and A Level. The courses are led by Miss Anna Frizoni.
For fixture information including results, match reports and photos, please go to the sports website: https://www.radnor-sevenoaks-sport.org
Please also follow us on Radnor sport twitter account: https://twitter.com/rh7_sport
Meet the staff
- Mr Tom Butt – Director of Sport
- Mrs Sara Blackman – Head of Prep School PE and Head of Cross Country and Athletics.
- Miss Anna Frizoni –Head of Senior School PE (Academic and Core PE)
- Mr Craig Morton – Director of Hockey
- Mr Simon Pickering – Director of Swimming
- Miss Susie Rowe – Director of Cricket
- Mr Osman Kamil – Director of Football
- Mr Tom Green – Assistant Head Co-Curricular, Head of Rugby, Head of Basketball.
- Mrs Sue Hubble – Head of Netball and Tennis
- Mrs Anna Mace – Head of EYFS PE
- Mr Ed Kemp – Head of Outdoor Education
- Mr Harry Sutters – Graduate Sports Assistant
- Miss Francesca Thornton – Graduate Sports Assistant