High achievers competing at a regional, national and, in some cases, international level have access to a dedicated mentoring scheme, while a close eye is kept on their academic attainment.
Sport plays a central role within the life of King Edward VI School students. This successful department is committed to providing opportunities for all students to participate in sporting activity at all levels and to challenge and support students to achieve their sporting potential, whatever that may be.
The School's major sports are Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Cricket.
We are proud that nearly 70% of the students represented the school in the last academic year with the First Years having an impressive 91% of students involved at one stage or another. All teams have regular training sessions and these are an important part of our teams’ development and students involved in these teams are expected to attend.
Use the tabs below to navigate between the three main pillars that the Sports Departments focuses on, to ensure how students have the best sporting experience at King Edward VI School.
Sport should be enjoyed
Physical activity is one of the most important parts of a child’s health, wellbeing and learning. We aim to help students to incorporate sport into their life, to keep their bodies strong and to grow their minds.
We understand that some students will naturally gravitate to sport, while others may not show as much interest. We endeavour to make sport fun, so that they can learn to incorporate exercise into their school life and beyond.
A King Edward’s student will get involved in inter-house tournaments. These are competitive, yet light-hearted games that allow students to compete against their classmates, and contribute points to their allocated houses. We organise inter-tutor group athletics, where students are able to get involved in traditional athletic activities. Our annual sports day, is just another example of a fun day for the whole school.
Sport should provide an opportunity to all
We think it’s important to offer students a broad range of sports, so that they can identify what sport or aspect of sport they most enjoy and can excel at.
Our students can compete for the school in local and national fixtures, or they can compete for their tutor group or house in school-wide tournaments.
We believe that sports help students to develop core skills such as cooperating, resolving conflict, learning to win and loose gracefully and provides them with ample social interaction.
We are proud that nearly 70% of the students represented the School in the last academic year with the First Years years having an impressive 91% of students involved at one stage or another.
Sport should challenge students to be their best
Whether students join us on a sports scholarship, or they’ve never kicked a ball before in their life, we challenge our students to be the best they can be. Our A – E teams are made up of 70% of the entire student body, and despite the level our students play at, we will challenge each one to improve based on their personal ability.