Our approach towards sport and games is one that encourages all children to take part, regardless of their ability. Positive coaching and guidance provide the best possible environment for introducing a wide range of activities and skills.
The timetable is organised so that the majority of pupils have the opportunity of some form of PE every day and a varied programme helps to develop healthy, active and confident children.
A number of team games are taught in school including: football, rugby, netball, mini hockey, cricket, baseball, tennis and rounders.
Gymnastics and athletics are also taught with an Inter-House and individual Decathlon event taking place annually.
Weekly swimming lessons for all children start in Form K and they work towards recognised awards and are trained in personal survival. The lessons are held at Hart Leisure Centre, usually before school. A minibus service and parents return children to school after these lessons. The school performs consistently well in the English Schools Swimming Association Events and currently holds the Dolphin Trophy for being the best small school in the country! This is the second time we have received this national award.
Fixtures are organised with other schools and all children are encouraged to take part, along with participation in both national and international events in swimming, biathlon and biathle. Strong links exist with many outside sports clubs and a great many of our pupils extend their sporting activities in this way.
Underlying all sporting activities at The Grey House is the respect and self-discipline needed to play and compete with true sportsmanship. All children are good at something; the role of the PE Department is to find that something and help the child develop confidence through the success of achievement.
There is a bi-ennial ski trip for both children and parents organised by the PE department and many parents sign up for the next trip before arriving home from the current one!