Sport at Sixth Form
Taking part and competing in sporting activities is a big part of life at Sixth Form, and we believe it's important to follow a path of commitment, preparation and hard work.
Every Sixth Former takes part in our Wednesday afternoon games programme. This programme gives each student at our Sixth Form a chance to switch off from academic work, and to engage in something physical.
The options available varies from term to term, and students are able to suggest new sports to add to the programme. Current sports include: aerobics, badminton, climbing, cricket, fencing, football, fitness, hockey, kayaking and more.
Sixth Form students also have the opportunity to represent the school in sport, through competitive fixtures which run on Saturdays at Wellington, or at the competitor school's location. Students involved in competitive fixtures are expected to attend after school training sessions, and will practise the sport during games lessons.
The major competitive sports are rugby, hockey and cricket for boys, and hockey, netball and cricket for girls. Each of these sports also enter national cup competitions and have had good success in recent years. There is also a boy's football team that competes in the local Sixth Form College league, with fixtures taking place in the timetabled games lessons. There are also opportunities to compete in other sports, including badminton, tennis and basketball, although these are less frequent.
Elite Sports Performers Programme
There are over 50 students currently on the Elite Sports Performer Programme, alongside competing in their chosen sport at a regional level or higher.
The Elite Sports Performer Programme was established in September 2015 with the aim of providing these students with an additional support system to assist them in achieving their potential in their sporting field whilst also fulfilling their academic potential.
Students who are invited onto the programme will receive mentoring support that works alongside the whole school pastoral system as well as access to the fitness facilities, tailor-made training programmes (if required) and an invitation to a series of talks from visiting speakers, who cover a wide range of topics relevant to high sports performance.
Our Elite Performers are fortunate to receive expert Strength and Conditioning advice in the form of a series of workshops and personalised 1:1 sessions.
Fitness, Strength and Conditioning
Every student at King Edwards has the opportunity to develop physically through the use of the School's Fitness Suite.
All students are inducted on how to use age-appropriate movements and equipment in the facility, providing them with the opportunity to attend the fitness suite during lunchtime and after school.
Our students are educated on how to create their own training programmes as well as having access to specialist 1:1 advice from our Head of Strength and Conditioning.
We run weekly fitness classes in the Fitness Suite and Dance Studio to challenge students and ensure they can reach their physical ambitions.