Sport at Woodbridge School Prep
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The enthusiasm for games and competitive sport at the Prep is impressive, and the School aims to nurture and encourage sporting achievement in all its pupils. The School offers top class facilities such as all-weather pitches, a multipurpose hall extensively equipped for PE and indoor games, and extensive onsite sports fields that defy the initial appearance of a small in-town school.
We have strong links with the Senior School and some of their Games staff attend all Games sessions at the Prep to help teach the children. This ensures continuity for the children when they move up to the Senior School in Year 7, whilst also drawing on a huge range of expertise to enhance the outstanding knowledge of the prep staff, many of which have played or coached sport at the highest levels.
As a school, we are very privileged to have some excellent ex-international and national players on our teaching staff who have played who are still playing or coaching today.
The main sports taught vary each term depending on year groups:
Michaelmas Lent Trinity
Boys: Rugby or Hockey Rugby or Hockey Cricket
Girls: Netball or Hockey Netball or Hockey Cricket
The Physical Education program in the Prep School consists of the following:
- One 40 minute PE lesson each week
- One 80 minute Games lesson each week
- One 120 minute Games lesson each week
- Prep-School Enrichment Offer
We have a mixture of traditional and non-traditional sports within our PE curriculum and it is concentrated more around individual sports such as athletics, fitness, golf, gymnastics, orienteering, table tennis and tennis to name a few.
Swimming is also part of the curriculum and we have a pre-school club.
As well as the sports on offer in PE and Games, children can also experience sports through our enrichment program such as:
Athletics, Cricket, Dance, Equestrian, Hockey, Netball, Orienteering, Rugby, Cross-Country Skiing, Tag Rugby and Tennis.
Woodbridge School has an enviable reputation in Cross-Country; in fact we are one of only 2 schools who have been chosen to represent England in the World Cross-Country Championships in 2020.
We play fixtures most weeks against a variety of schools. Most teams are selected as U9s, years 3 and 4 combined or U11s years 5 and 6 combined. The only sport where this does not occur is Rugby, due to its player progression pathway. We regularly field teams from A-D in all age groups and look to play schools who can also match our number of teams as often as possible. House matches are played at the end of every term and results are added to our overall house competition. Every pupil will get the chance to represent the school in a sports team during their time with us.