Sport at St Faith’s

At St Faith’s we believe games and PE are a conduit for developing mental as well as physical fitness, team spirit and resilience.

Sport is an integral part of the education we offer. Our ‘sports for all’ philosophy ensures that every child enjoys regular exercise and the experience of learning new sports. Our sporting curriculum is designed to foster physical awareness, mental well-being, team spirit, an understanding of getting out of life what you put in, as well as learning to lose and win with grace and dignity. Frequently on the athletics track or in the swimming pool the loudest cheers are for those who come last or who pick themselves up from a fall and carry on.

From Year 1 all sports and PE instruction are provided by fully qualified sports teachers, many of whom have themselves played at the highest levels.

Developing sporting skills starts early at St Faith’s through fun and enjoyable games and exercises in Foundation, to basic skills in Years 1 and 2. From Year 3 all pupils participate in competitive sports including hockey, football, rugby, netball, cricket and tennis. Strength and resilience are further developed through gymnastics, swimming and athletics.

St Faith’s has an enviable record of sporting achievements at regional and national level, but whether your child is naturally talented or not, they will be taught by sport specialist teachers from the age of five and will be included in the many house and inter-school sports matches.

For those who wish to explore many different opportunities in sport we play and compete in cricket, rugby, hockey, netball, gymnastics, golf, rowing, sailing, table tennis, basketball, badminton, triathlon, swimming, aquathon, clay pigeon shooting, equestrian, tennis, skiing, kung-fu, dance and trampolining.

John Welch

Head of Sports Faculty