The Department offers an extensive extra-curricular programme of sports activities and also leadership training at lunchtimes and after school from 3.00pm-4.30pm. To enable students to participate late buses operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are over 300 inter-school fixtures during the course of any one school year. These can be at District, County and National Level.
House competitions in all major sports are also organised by the department. The annual Senior and Junior Sports Days are well supported by the whole school and events take place in both Track and Field. Cups are awarded to outstanding athletes in each year group and points won go towards the yearly total for each School House.
The Department is fortunate to host schools, on an annual basis, from Argentina and Australia for rugby, hockey, netball and cricket. As well as playing rugby a regular trip to Twickenham is also arranged to enable the students to share in the skill, excitement and spectacle of a professional game and those interested in Tennis compete in the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ competition.
Major Sports Tours
To date, there have been six major sports tours organised by the Department:
- Australia 1997
- Canada 2000
- Australia and New Zealand 2003
- Australia 2009
- Singapore, Australia and New Zealand 2013
- Australia 2016