Senior School - Sport
At St. Edmund's we are fortunate to have some excellent sporting facilities including: our magnificent 9-hole Golf Course; first laid-out in the 1920s, it presents a considerable challenge to the many children and their families; an indoor swimming pool and an all-weather pitch. These facilities are in addition to our games fields and woods.
For many pupils, sport is the most enjoyable part of school life, and we take the teaching of skills in a wide variety of sport seriously. Children will play games or attend activities on a daily basis and we have an excellent staff of qualified and experienced coaches, several of whom have themselves played sport at first class level.
For boys, the major winter team sports are rugby, football and hockey; cricket and athletics the major summer ones. For girls, the main winter sports are netball and hockey, with rounders and athletics in the summer term. Golf, swimming, judo and tennis take place throughout the year, however, many other sports such as chess, rifle shooting, archery, scuba diving, to name but a few, are offered both for team players and individuals, within the curriculum and as part of our activities programme.
Our intention is that every child will have an opportunity to represent the school at something - it is not just the playing in the match, but the social experience of travelling to another school or entertaining a visiting team that is important. Parents and friends are very much encouraged to come to school matches. St. Edmund's supporters are famously friendly and sporting, and they always seem to turn out in large numbers for home matches, possibly because of the excellence of the Match Teas!