Sports are a vital part of our curriculum. Our 110-acre estate offers excellent sports pitches that are complemented by facilities that few schools of our size enjoy. And our sports facilities are in full use at every level of our through school – from Nursery to Sixth Form.
Our key sports are rugby, football, cricket, hockey, tennis, netball, athletics and cross country but pupils experience numerous other sports including basketball, volleyball, badminton, trampolining, table tennis, fencing and even horse riding.
Our modern sports hall is the base for many sports and includes four badminton courts, a full-size basketball court, cricket nets, five a-side football pitch and other sports markings. In our grounds are pitches for rugby, hockey, cricket and football.
We have an all-weather sports field that includes three tennis courts, a short hockey pitch, two netball courts and six a-side football pitch.
Our cricket ground features a modern pavilion that is the base for our cricket academy and Forest School and there are permanent outdoor nets adjoining.
Pupils learn so much more when participating in sports… teamwork, sportsmanship, spirit, sporting competition to name a few of the life behaviours they will learn.
Participation in competitive fixtures is an important part of life learning and we have a full fixture list at all ages for our key sports. We also compete in regional and national competitions, enjoying great success in cricket and athletics in particular.
For full details of our established, highly successful cricket academy, please click here or on the cricket academy tab.
Cut Hedge Cross Country Trophy
Our superb parkland grounds are ideal for cross country. For 55 years, the school has hosted the Cut Hedge Trophy which is a cross country competition with schools throughout East Anglia participating every November. In 2023, we will host the 56th Cut Hedge Cross Country Trophy. We have also hosted regional Independent School’s cross-country heats with winners qualifying for the national competition.