Sport is an integral part of a child’s development, and our ethos here at St Edward’s Prep is to ensure every pupil has access to a sport they can learn to enjoy.
We have been extremely lucky in recent years to have worked with and developed the skills of some gifted sportspeople, and our success on the fixture circuit can certainly attest to this. Our rounded approach to all aspects of sport means those who lack confidence can become familiar with how to be successful.
This process starts in Pre-Prep, where teachers and coaches focus on the fundamental movements required to learn and develop. In Reception, sport takes more of an exploratory role in the curriculum; pupils are given the opportunity to grow in a number of different areas and learn new skills which can then be practiced across the board. In Years 1 and 2, further emphasis is placed on invasion games such as football, rugby and cricket, preparing the pupils for competitive fixtures as they make their way up the school. Great care and attention is paid to ensure every child can fulfil their potential from an early age.
Pupils from Reception to Year 4 take part in swimming lessons each week. Click the link below to find out more about our swimming levels and how we help children to develop vital skills in this area.