Junior Sport

Junior School Sport aims to develop the girls’ skills and understanding, along with a passion for a wide range of sports.

In the Autumn and Spring Terms, girls in Key Stage 2 participate in cross country, gymnastics, hockey, netball and swimming. We encourage the girls to take part in the many clubs we offer and aim to help them find their ‘forever sports’. For our youngest sportswomen in Key Stage 1, we focus on building a solid foundation of core physical skills through a programme of multi-activities, games, gymnastics and swimming. In the Summer Term the focus switches to athletics, cricket and tennis.

Our varied Sport curriculum is supported by an equally diverse extra-curricular programme which allows the girls to access a variety of activities including archery, ballet, modern dance and tap, as well as clubs for all the major sports on offer each term.

All girls are encouraged to focus on being the best that they can be, what ever their ability. We teach the rewards of hard work and perseverance and we challenge girls to try new things and not be afraid of making mistakes. Most importantly, we support the lifelong benefits of taking part in a sport with like-minded girls, having fun and being part of a bigger team.

The girls have access to a range of competitive inter-school and intra-school House competitions in all our major sports. Girls develop a strong sense of team pride and belonging, build their communication and teamwork skills whilst demonstrating the highest levels of sportsmanship at all times.

Curriculum Sport

Reception-Year 2 (KS1)

  • 35 minutes swimming
  • 60 minutes gymnastics (gymnastics, dance, cheer)
  • 60 minutes games (fundamental skill development and introduction to netball and hockey for Year 2)
  • 40 minutes team building/problem solving/creative play

Year 3 – Year 6 (KS2)

  • 30 minutes swimming
  • 60 minutes gymnastics (gymnastics, dance, cheer)
  • 60 minutes games (netball, hockey)

In the Summer Term all activities change to cricket, tennis or athletics