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:
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
Did not take place
U11 Boys Hockey (have qualified, yet to take place)
U11 A County Cup Champions
U13 Boys National IAPS Trampolining Champions
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)
U11, U10, U9, U8 Rugby at Epsom NSRT Finals in 2017
U11 Boys IAPS Rugby National Finals (won every game but no recorded winner)
21 children to national Athletics in 2017- including 4 relay teams
Tommy M 1st in U12 Discus
Polina F 2nd in U12 70m Hurdles
National Swimming- 2017 we had three qualifiers- Amelia S, Chris H and Herbie L
U13 Girls Netball 3rd at IAPS Nationals
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
Heads of Games