Pupils participate in a minimum of three sports afternoons per week, but will also train at other times with their team on top of individual training programmes. We provide the appropriate development opportunities through our 13+ and 16+ Sports Scholarships, offering extra support to all those who show the necessary potential, ambition and dedication
Pre-season training in England or abroad is an integral part of our programme, and highly successful sports tours regularly enable pupils to compete against teams around the world. Coaching is led by specific Heads of Sports, many of whom have performed and coached at the highest level, and are assisted by a team of carefully selected talented Resident Assistant Sports Coaches.
We place great value on both our Sports Scholarship Scheme and Dedicated Athlete Programme which help inspire and develop all those who show the necessary potential, ambition and dedication. We expect our Sports Scholars to be role models and leaders both on and off the field of play. They in turn can expect first class coaching and outstanding facilities, coupled with individual support and mentoring to help balance sporting and academic endeavour.
We award Sports Scholarships at both 13+ and 16+ entry and all Scholars follow a specific sporting pathway which includes a bespoke and conditioning programme developed by our in-house coaching staff. This develops into an individual training programme tailored for each pupil’s needs and delivered during specific weekly sessions. A sports mentor programme with both staff and other scholars covers important issues such as lifestyle management, target setting and balanced lifestyles. Further technical and analysis sessions as well as selected workshops and talks cover elements such as wellness, time, stress management and resilience. Education workshops on nutrition, leadership and sports psychology are also offered, as is a range of off-site trips and experiences beyond the usual sports tours and fixtures. For dedicated and ambitious sporting scholars, these details can make all the difference to performance at the top level.Scholarship Information
For pupils not selected as Sports Scholars, there is also the opportunity to join the Dedicated Athlete Programme. This is aimed at those pupils who show continued sporting promise and development in specific sports during the academic year and offers weekly athletic development sessions and technical group coaching drop-in sessions.