Physical Education, Sport and the Outdoor Life
Physical Education, sport and team games play an important part in the life of Grace Dieu and the school has an outstanding reputation for sporting achievement. Our excellent outdoor facilities, coupled with a first-class, modern sports hall, and indoor, heated swimming pool, provide ample opportunities for everyone, of whatever ability, to participate fully in the sporting traditions of the school. At the heart of our approach is a blend of high quality coaching and individual instruction. Children receive small group coaching in technique across a wide range of sporting activities.
Both boys and girls enjoy a comprehensive fixture list for a number of sports. Pupils play Rugby, Hockey, Football and Netball in winter, and in summer they take part in Cricket, Rounders and Athletics. Under 8, 9, 10 and 11 teams are run in these sports, many of which have enjoyed great success in recent years. Individuals have gone on to represent England at junior level in Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Football, Rounders and Athletics. All children are taught to swim and all take Water Skills and Distance Badges. There are also opportunities to play Basketball and Handball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton and Gymnastics. In addition, golf, Cross-Country, Forest School and Rambling take place around our beautiful grounds and through adjacent woodland.
Extra Curricular Activities
Life is full and varied at Grace Dieu. Once the academic day is completed, there is a broad programme of extra-curricular activity from which all children can find something to attract them. This might include Maths, Choir, Football, Art, Drama, Hockey, Rugby, Swimming, Construction, Orchestra, Golf, and Debating. The outstanding facilities and beautiful environment at Grace Dieu lend themselves to providing a perfect place for activity outside the classroom. Visits to theatres, concerts and to other places of interest form an integral part of life at Grace Dieu. Additionally, there are a variety of residential opportunities during the academic year.