Games

The primary aim of the Games Department is to provide opportunities for pupils to take part in and develop a love of competitive team sport.

By this means we promote fair play and sportsman-like behaviour, while the pupils develop a sense of co-operation and team work, learning how to channel their energy towards a common goal. Participation in team sport encourages pupils to value dependability, commitment and loyalty, while also learning to train hard, think tactically, give of their all and develop skills to cope with disappointment as well as success. The Games Department is generously staffed by experienced and highly qualified teachers who make use of modern coaching techniques including the use of video analysis.

Within our Games programme we find fixtures against other schools for as many children as possible. Whilst we are able to take some children on to national standards and sports scholarships, we aim to have as many children as possible participating in matches at the level appropriate to their skill development. Most years we expect to field teams in netball, hockey, tennis, cricket and rugby, as well as having a rowing eight.

The School’s record for Sports is very strong and typically we compete at national finals level in several sports each year:

2017-18
Gymnastics
U13 girls- Milano Trios (Qualified finals to come)
U13 mixed Milano trios (Qualified finals to come)
U11 mixed Milano trios (Qualified finals to come)
U11 boys Milano trios (Qualified finals to come)
We have 4 pairs going to National Sports Acro- U11 Boys, u11 Mixed, u14 Boys, U14 Mixed, plus one Tumbler in U11 Boys at Stoke
U7 Boys, U7 Girls, U9 Mixed, U9 Boys, U9 Girls, U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U11 Mixed MISGA Team Champions
U7 Girls, U7 Boys, U9 Boys, U9 Mixed Pairs, U9 Girls, U11 Boys, U11 Mixed Pairs, Advanced Open Girls MISGA Individual Champions
Cricket
County U13A Boys Champions
County U13B Boys Champions
Rugby
Did not take place
Hockey
U11 Boys Hockey National IAPS Champions
U13 Girls Hockey – joint 5th IAPS National Finals
U11 Boys East Region Hockey winners
U11 Girls County Champions
U13 Girls County Champions
Netball
U11 A County Cup Champion
U12 Girls 10th IAPS National Finals
U11 Girls 11th IAPS National Finals
Table Tennis
IAPS National Finals last 16
Swimming
8 swimmers in National Finals
Athletics
7 County Champions (Hurdles x2, Long Jump, 100m, Shot Putt, 1500m, Discus)
U10 and U11 Area Athletics 10 individual Champions and Winners 4x100m Boys Relay
Triathlon
7 individuals at IAPS Nationals

 

2016-17
Trampolining
U13 Boys National IAPS Trampolining Champions
Gymnastics
National IAPS U13 Team 1st – Emily H National IAPS U13 Gym Champion.
U9 Boys 1st in National ISGA Gymnastics – Max B National Champion
U11 Boys – 1st in National ISGA and national IAPS Gym – Viraj S national Champion in both and James W joint 1st at ISGA.
U13 boys 3rd at National ISGA Finals
Guy N, Izzie R and Nina L National BSGA Milano team trio finals -2017.
U13 mixed Milano Trios ( won)
U11 mixed Milano Trios ( 3rd)
Rugby
U11, U10, U9, U8 Rugby at Epsom NSRT Finals in 2017
U11 Boys IAPS Rugby National Finals (won every game but no recorded winner)
Athletics
21 children to national Athletics in 2017- including 4 relay teams
Tommy M 1st in U12 Discus
Polina F 2nd in U12 70m Hurdles
Swimming
National Swimming- 2017 we had three qualifiers- Amelia S, Chris H and Herbie L
Netball
U13 Girls Netball 3rd at IAPS Nationals
Hockey
U11 Girls Hockey 4th at IAPS Nationals
U11 Boys Hockey 16th at IAPS Nationals
U13 Girls Hockey 5th at IAPS Nationals
U13 Girls County Champions
U11 Girls County Champions

 

John Welch and Edward Johnson

Head of Games