Pupils participate in a wide range of inclusive structured sporting activities during curriculum PE and Games lessons. From reception class they are taught by specialist PE staff, coached and nurtured so that basic gross motor skills are enhanced and promoted within a competitive situation.
As a school we believe that our sporting talent starts within prep school and we look to enhance and develop all basic skills in a number of different sports so that when the pupil transfers to senior school they already have a very wide set skill base, ready to learn more advanced skills and tactics.
As well as lunch time and after school clubs, pupils in Reception to Year 2 enjoy regular sporting festivals which develop the core skills applicable to a wide range of sports, and allows pupils to compete from a young age against other schools within the district. Year 3 – 6 compete within the East Staffordshire District in a range of different sports with great success.
The major games for boys are football, hockey and cricket and the girls compete in netball, hockey, rounders and cricket. In addition, pupils enjoy lessons and regular success in athletics, cross country and swimming events. Achievements are celebrated during weekly chapel assemblies, as well as the end of year Prep Sports Dinner.
Talented sport students who play at a high level outside of school regularly represent Abbotsholme in higher age groups. Staff support pupils who are absent due to sporting commitments and ensure they catch up with academic work.
Abbotsholme Prep School recent successes:
Year 3/4 Midlands Quick Stick Hockey Champions 2017
Year 5/6 Small School Sports Hall Athletics Champions 2017 & 2016
Year 5/6 Quick Sticks Champions 2016
Year 5/6 Football Small Schools Champions 2016