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.
The department runs an extensive enrichment programme with many activities ran throughout the year. Alternative activities are offered during National School Sport Week for students to experience new sports and places. Trips are organised on a regular basis to enrich the curriculum and in many cases offer pathways to further competition.
- National Football Museum
- Loughborough University
- Condover Hall
- Rock Climbing
- Anfield Stadium Tour
- Sky Academy Studios
- Airborn Academy
- Parkonians Rugby Club
Sporting role models
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. Natasha Jonas, England’s top amateur boxer at light-middleweight in addition to regular visitor Jenna Downing, who is an inline skating champion. Jenna runs leadership courses for students, part of the ‘Living for Sport’ and ‘Active in Mind’ projects. 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. In recent years the school has reached regional Merseyside finals in football, basketball and athletics winning a number of accolades along the way. The school also runs the Wirral Futsal league, winning both age categories in its first year in 2019.
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.
The department runs a highly popular inter-house competition calendar which allows students to enjoy and achieve, competing to represent one of the school’s three pastoral houses. Competitions usually take place at the end of each half-term with additional competitions ran to compliment national sporting weeks. Competitions include: dodgeball, football, netball, fitness and other sports on request.
Inter-form football also runs during National Football Week along with an individual table tennis cup and shield event. Key stage 4 sports leaders contribute towards the running of a hugely popular Winter Games at Christmas and traditional summer sports day in July. As the department continues to excel, a further event – the Commonwealth Games – has been added to the calendar for 2020!