‘SPORT FOR ALL’
We place great emphasis on sport and physical activity at Spring Grove School. We believe them to be important elements of a well-rounded education, providing enormous benefits. Apart from developing health and fitness, children develop self-esteem, self-confidence, communication, discipline and respect, both as individuals and as part of a team and at a level appropriate to each individual.
In Games (Key Stage 2 and above), our boys and girls are taught separately, working with qualified and experienced coaches. Boys play rugby, football and cricket with the girls playing hockey, netball, football, kwik cricket and rounders. We also offer swimming (in our own outdoor heated swimming pool), athletics, cross-country and tennis.
In PE, the children develop a wide range of skills as well as experiencing new activities, including health-related fitness.
There is an extensive fixture list where all children have an opportunity to represent the School during their time with us, whatever their ability. The older, more able children may also have the chance to represent the School at county, regional and national levels in a wide range of sports, with regular success.
Our House competitions take place in all the major games with all of the children enjoying the close competition this brings.
We hope that sport creates an environment where our children can learn and develop skills, but ultimately where they can enjoy participating in sport now and for years to come.
‘TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More’
Mr Ben Smith (Director of Sport) and Mrs Dee Langford (Head of Girls’ Games)
RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENT
We have won several sports scholarship awards over the past couple of years and in 2011, Spring Grove Under 11 girls became National Prep Schools’ Cross-Country Champions.
In 2013, our athletes finished in fourth place in the National Cross-Country Championships and have won four Prep School County titles on the athletics track.