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Super active First Years

Our aim is to provide exceptional sport and fitness opportunities for every child by offering a diverse and inclusive programme – the First Years have enjoyed getting fully involved, with over 97% choosing to take part in at least one co-curricular sport.

With activities from archery to dance and fencing to water polo, our curriculum and co-curriculum activities are designed to engage children’s interest and develop their abilities. We also aim to provide as many as possible with the opportunity to represent the school.

The effort and willingness of our boys and girls to get stuck in is further confirmed with 67% of our First Years participating in three or more co-curricular sport and fitness activities.

The school also has an impressive outdoor education programme that includes activities such as mountain biking, orienteering, kayaking and climbing and this, teamed with the large number of girls and boys that participate in the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, means that the majority of pupils have taken advantage of the outdoor education opportunities on offer.

The opportunities offered to pupils, in both the Junior and Senior schools, foster a love of sports that has seen girls and boys go on to represent external clubs, their county, their region and even their country.

Current pupils such as David Paterson, Milly Cowell and Lily Wolstenholme have represented England and Great Britain whilst former pupils such as Holly Hunt, Lauren Hunt, George Chatterton, James Gilboy, Tom Morton and Ross Millington have turned their love of their sport into a career.

Some of our First Year pupils may have just tried a sport for the first time this year but it is perfectly realistic that they could be following in some very prestigious footsteps.