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Sport at Hazlegrove

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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 rounders. 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, developing perseverance and the will to keep going when all seems lost are all skills for life.

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Time allocated to sport within the curriculum

Sport in the curriculum includes both games lessons and PE lessons.


In games lessons, the pupils usually concentrate on their major team sport for the term.

  • In Year 3 the children receive five games sessions a week
  • In Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 they receive seven games sessions a week.

In addition to the games lessons, pupils are expected to stay for matches against other schools on a Saturday afternoon if they have been selected to play for one of the many teams.

PE Lessons – 40 minute sessions

  • Nursery and Reception receive a PE lesson in the sports hall (or outside if the weather is nice) 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 Years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 they each receive two PE lessons a week. In the winter terms, one of these PE lessons is in the swimming pool and the other is in the sports hall. In the summer, these lessons are devoted to tennis and athletics although the swimming pool will be used on occasion if the weather dictates! 

Extra-curricular sport

In addition to PE, swimming lessons, games sessions and sports matches, there are many opportunities to play more sport at Hazlegrove.

The after-school activity programme includes many opportunities for sport on a more informal basis and specialist coaching is available as an optional extra for sports such as:

  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Karate
  • Judo
  • Horse riding
  • Dance  
  • Ballet

Please visit the activities pages of the website to find out more about the extra opportunities on offer.

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