Sports

All girls participate in Physical Education and sport as part of the curriculum and experience a wide range of activities such as traditional team games, gymnastics, fitness, dance swimming and racket sports. Other activities such as rugby, trampolining, football and volleyball are offered as the girls progress through the school. Our superb facilities include a sports hall, fitness suite incorporating a gym and studio, squash courts, astroturf, netball and tennis courts plus grass hockey and football pitches and our superb 25m swimming pool enables all students to participate recreationally and competitively.

We strongly believe in access to sport for all and encourage everybody to join in, recreationally or competitively, fostering a positive attitude towards health, fitness and physical recreation. As well as personal achievement, we place great emphasis on communication, teamwork and helping others.

The sporting programme here is very lively. We have strong links with many outside clubs enabling talented individuals to extend their sporting performance and in school, there is a vast array of breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs on offer for a range of activities such as spin, aquafit, circuit training, gymnastis as well as the traditional team sports such as hockey, netball, badminton and swimming. Our teams enjoy comprehensive fixture lists and continue to build on their successes at local, regional and national competitions while bi-annual ski trips to Europe or the USA, as well as an overseas sports touring programme travelling every three years. We also take part in residential tournaments such as the Greshams Hockey Festival and the GDST Netball Weekend at Condover Hall. As well as this there are a variety of visits to national and local sporting events which are hugely popular.

The school also offers GCSE and A level Physical Education, both of which are very successful with several girls each year continuing their sports studies at university. The older students are encouraged to help coach the younger girls as well as organise competitions. Games afternoons are offered throughout the school and sport is compulsory for all year groups including sixth form.