Junior

Sport

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Through our exciting Connected Curriculum we ensure that every child, regardless of ability, has the opportunity to be actively involved in sport. Children receive a generous allocation of PE and Games lessons and are encouraged to develop a healthy and positive attitude towards sport and team games. Enthusiastic involvement in sport provides untold benefits, not least in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Whilst promoting the benefits of healthy participation and competition we also ensure that children learn and gain confidence from making mistakes; developing skills and confidence appropriate to the level of each individual. Sport is a 

In Games, the boys and girls are taught separately, and follow a traditional diet of football, rugby, cricket and hockey for the boys and netball, hockey and rounders for the girls. Both boys and girls also do athletics as part of the sports programme in the summer. In PE they develop a wide range of skills in the swimming pool, on the climbing wall or in more diverse sports such as handball. In addition to the weekly curriculum, every child is offered the opportunity of Saturday morning sport at Hilsea Playing Fields. PE and Games are taught by our dedicated Junior School Sports Staff, supported by our own Form Teachers and specialist teachers and coaches from the Senior School.

An extensive fixture list provides the opportunity for all pupils to represent the School during their time here, with A, B and C team fixtures commonplace. For those more able sportsmen and women, our Under 10s and 11s often compete at county, regional and national levels in a wide range of tournaments and events. Our taught curriculum and fixture list is complemented by other outlets for participation and enjoyment:

  • regular House competitions take in place in all the major games, providing all pupils the opportunity to play representative sports.
  • a wide range of co-curricular clubs are run over the year including karate, judo, tennis and skiing.
  • a biennial Sports Tour for Year 5 and 6 pupils.
  • holiday Sports Camps.

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