Sport plays a fundamental role at the Prep School, promotion physical health alongside teamwork, communication and resilience. We believe every child should feel motivated and excited to participate. We place a huge emphasis on working as part of a team from an early age and our sport curriculum embraces this collaborative ethos. Our aim is to encourage every pupil to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle through sport. With appropriate support and challenge, many will represent the school and play in fixtures in Key Stage 2. All children from Reception to Year 6 are taught by specialist PE teachers.
Key Stage 1
In Reception pupils play games and activities which focus on the development of spatial awareness, ball skills and fair play. They learn gymnastics and dance to extend their range of movement, imagination, balance and control.
As the children move into Years 1 and 2 we build on these base skills and introduce them to simple team games, such as football, hockey and netball.
Key Stage 2
Extending the skills learned in Key Stage 1, our children progress into match play situations all major sports.
From Year 3, boys play competitive matches in football, hockey, athletics and cricket. Girls play hockey, netball, athletics and cricket.
All pupils have the opportunity to compete in district, interschool and regional cross-country events.
We provide opportunities for gifted and talented athletes through scholarships. We also cultivate partnerships and opportunities for player pathways and access to regional representative teams.
We warmly welcome families from our School and our opposition’s to come along to fixtures and share a match tea together afterwards.