Sport at Hazlegrove
Sport is an integral part of the school day at Hazlegrove for all pupils from the Nursery to Year 8. The grounds and indoor sports complex provide excellent facilities and all pupils are encouraged to join in and enjoy learning a wide variety of sports. There is an emphasis on the development of physical fitness and co-ordination as well as skills and control.
Pupils play team games but also have the opportunity to pursue individual sports to a high standard. Major sports for the boys are rugby, hockey and cricket whilst the girls play hockey, netball and cricket. Athletics, swimming and racket sports are also well represented.
We have a comprehensive fixtures list of matches against other schools. It is important that our pupils have the opportunity to compete and learn to win and lose with equal grace, as well as developing an appreciation of the etiquette associated with competitive sport. Teamwork, support, mutual endeavour and developing perseverance are all great skills for life.
All children at Hazlegrove benefit from both timetabled PE and Games lessons (a lesson is 35 minutes)
Nursery and Reception children receive a PE lesson and a swimming lesson each week. In Year 1 and 2 the children have two hours of PE/Games and a swimming lesson each week
In Year 3 the children receive two PE lessons and five games lessons a week. In Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 they receive two PE lessons and seven games lessons a week.
In addition to the games lessons, pupils stay for matches against other schools on a Saturday afternoon if they have been selected to play for one of the many teams. All children have the opportunity to represent their school in matches every term.
Children at Hazlegrove have so many opportunities and we would hope that all children are empowered through their sporting experiences, whether that be on a school level or for others at an international level – pulling on their GB vest for the very first time.
We are fortunate to have a fantastic and comprehensive range of facilities here at Hazlegrove, including:
- Extensive grass pitches
- A superb sports hall
- A 25m 5 lane indoor swimming pool
- Two all-weather multi-use games areas – one of which is floodlit
- Tennis and netball courts
- Eight permanent outdoor all-weather cricket net
- Super athletics facilities – including a synthetic all-weather long jump pit
- Wonderful golf facilities – 6 hole golf course, 2 floodlit golf driving nets
- Two squash courts
- A mirrored dance studio and theatre