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.
John Welch and Edward Johnson
Heads of Games