Our sporting facilities, centred around the massive new sports hall, complete with acoustic panels and a sprung wooden floor, are designed to inspire sporting excellence. Aspiration is nurtured through a programme of regular trips to watch elite-level sporting events, opportunities to work with inspirational role models from the sporting world and our annual international sporting tour, playing against teams from across Europe.
We offer a broad, balanced and ambitious extra-curricular programme, based upon the inter-schools competitive sporting fixture diary. The school has many successful teams and a large sporting uptake, including:
Winter Sports: Boys’ and girls’ football, netball, rugby, basketball, table tennis and trampolining
Summer Sports: Rounders, cricket, athletics and softball
We regularly invite highly successful sportspeople to deliver masterclasses and to pass on their experience and skills. Tom Stalker, boxing gold medallist at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, has led coaching sessions. Also, Natasha Jonas, England’s top amateur boxer at light-middleweight, is a regular visitor, as is Jenna Downing, who is an inline skating champion. Jenna runs leadership courses for students, part of the ‘Living for Sport’ programme, coordinated by Sky Sports. Students develop their Junior Sports Leadership skills, running numerous events in school and on behalf of local primary schools.
Our teams compete against schools both regionally and nationally, offering students the chance to experience high levels of sporting performance and demonstrating the link between hard work and success.
We also offer exciting opportunities for all students to go on sports tours all over Europe. Previous tours have seen students go to Barcelona and Amsterdam to represent the school in football and basketball. Alongside this opportunity, we organise trips to see elite teams such as the Harlem Globetrotters and matches in the netball World Series. We also run Anfield tours, Tranmere Rovers tours, Manchester United PGL trips and lots of other exciting events.
Our annual Sports Dinner formally celebrates the many students who have involved themselves in extra-curricular sport over the academic year, with outstanding personal and team achievement also highlighted.