Sport is an important part of the curriculum and also one of the most popular extra-curricular activities. Keeping fit, playing as part of a team, excelling on an individual level and supporting your peers can be some of the most memorable moments of a child’s school life.
Not only do we stretch the more able children to regional or national level where appropriate, we are also inclusive giving every child, whatever their ability, the chance to succeed. Wherever possible we field A, B and C teams so that every child can experience proudly playing for their school.
With four PE specialists in the Junior School supported by qualified Games staff, many of whom have competed themselves at first class level, Queen’s Junior School has some of the best sports coaching in the area. There is an intensive programme of inter-school fixtures and tournaments throughout the school and, in addition, we regularly compete in a variety of tournaments, galas and championships at county and national level.
Fixtures are usually held on Wednesday afternoons where parental support is always welcomed. Squad practices take place on Mondays after school. The main curriculum sports are rugby, hockey and cricket for boys and hockey, netball, rounders and tennis for girls.
In addition, other sports which we teach as part of the curriculum include swimming, cross country, athletics, gymnastics, dance, short tennis, badminton, orienteering, sports hall athletics, ball and agility skills. We are extremely fortunate to be able to utilise the extensive sporting facilities available on the Queen’s College campus which include two Astro pitches, a swimming pool, sports hall, netball and tennis courts, rugby and cricket pitches as well as our own Junior School court and sports and playground areas.
Clubs and practices are run for the following sporting activities: