Sport in the Junior School is taught from Reception through to Year 6 by specialist PE teachers providing an excellent platform with which to build on in Senior School. With over 70 girls attending after-school netball practice, Years 3-6 sport is an important part of Junior School life.
In the autumn and spring terms, the subjects taught are badminton, cross-country, dance, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. In the summer term, the girls participate in athletics, rounders, swimming and tennis.
Fixtures are played for those in Year 3 through to Year 6 against local state and preparatory schools. We believe it is important to provide the pupils with the experience of competing in matches.
The extra-curricular sporting opportunities available to the girls are varied and are taught by the department as well as external coaches. Our junior pupils are entered into a range of IAPS competitions and have already proved successful in reaching the national finals in netball and swimming. This has been a fantastic development and has given the girls greater opportunities to compete against other schools nationally.
We encourage as many as possible to attend clubs to contribute to a healthy lifestyle. For those who wish to develop sports further, we believe it is also important to give pupils the resources, skills and guide them to be the very best they can be. Many of our girls attend clubs to get fit and have fun and some go on to compete at the very highest level.