Sport is an integral part of the school curriculum both participative and competitive. Our specialist teachers provide pupils with a high quality of physical education. We recognise sport should be a positive experience for all, providing opportunities for children to become physically confident in ways to support their health and fitness. The opportunity to learn and compete in a wide variety of sporting activities builds character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The school’s programme of after-school activities also offers numerous additional opportunities to learn and participate in sports. A philosophy of always try your best, respect for others and sportsmanship is fostered at all times.
To represent their school is a matter of great pride for the children, and the majority of the Junior pupils from Year 4 upwards participate against other schools. All Juniors have an opportunity to run in cross country events. We do not shy away from playing larger schools, and win, draw or lose; we regard children’s participation in these events as a valuable and formative experience. Parents are always encouraged to come and cheer the teams on! Selection is broadly on merit, but account is also taken of effort and keenness, especially with regard to attendance at after school sports clubs.
Sports colours are awarded to pupils who have met the following criteria:
- Represented the school on a regular basis.
- Evidence of a good level of skill displayed during competitive matches.
- A high standard of endeavour, effort and commitment at all times.
- Excellent sportsmanship
- Demonstrated a positive attitude at all times during competitive matches and training sessions.