SPORT FOR ALL ETHOS COUPLED WITH THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.
We recognise that sport is an essential ingredient for boys’ learning, which is why we place great importance on it in our curriculum. All boys have the opportunity to take part and compete in a varied sports programme, enabling them to find something they enjoy. Through playing sport, we aim to encourage team spirit, camaraderie, sportsmanship and leadership. We strive for a ‘sport for all’ ethos coupled with the pursuit of excellence.
The sports curriculum consists of Physical Education and Games. Physical Education takes place in one of the three main sporting facilities at Surbiton High School and Games are played at our fantastic outdoor facility at Hinchley Wood. Boys in Key Stage 2 enjoy two afternoons of Games activities and a double PE lesson, Reception and Year 1 undertake a swimming lesson at Hurst Pool, East Molesey, double PE and double Games, and Year 2 take swimming, double Physical Education and a Games afternoon.
The three main school sports played are football, rugby and cricket, and the Physical Education programme covers the skills and techniques required for basketball, hockey, gymnastics, athletics and tennis. We have an extensive fixtures programme and, during their time at the School, all boys have the opportunity to represent the School in competitive matches.
Alongside the curriculum, we operate a full Co-curricular sporting programme that further develops skills in the core sports of football, rugby and cricket. In addition, we are proud to offer clubs for running, judo and gymnastics that promote development of alternative skills employing strength, stamina and discipline. Our boys have competed regionally and nationally, including Kingston Cross Country Championships, the Lord Taveners’ Marathon Relay and National Schools’ Finalists for Acrobatic Gymnastics.
Each year, boys entering Year 6 have the opportunity to apply for the roles of Football, Rugby and Cricket Captains. They prepare letters explaining why they are the best candidate for the position, reflecting on their skills as a player, but also their personal attributes which will contribute to leading that sport throughout the School. The sports captains assist the Games teachers in leading training sessions, lead the team on match days and present the ‘Man of the Match’ awards in the weekly achievement assemblies.