We believe in a very wide ranging curriculum, that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of individual differences. Where a young person can develop knowledge, skills, self-confidence and an awareness of health, in partnership with an improvement in their own level of fitness. The aim is to lay the foundations for an active lifestyle, by offering to all, equal access to activities both within and beyond the curriculum.
We believe this can only be achieved through clear targets and standards:
High quality teaching
High expectations of achievement levels and behaviour
Sound curriculum organisation and planning
Well-defined system of assessment, recording and reporting, which is shared with the pupils
An extensive extra-curricular programme giving equality of opportunity
Our staff set high personal standards for our pupils to emulate, demonstrating healthy lifestyles and communicating a strong enthusiasm for their subject.
The Royal School has excellent facilities and grounds that can accommodate many sports depending on the season including an international standard Lacrosse pitch, rugby, football and cricket pitches, tennis and netball courts, sports hall with viewing gallery, and a fitness gym.
Each pupil has a games afternoon in which they train or compete against other schools. The main sports for girls are: Netball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Athletics and Cricket/Rounders. The main sports for boys are: Football, Rugby, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics and Cricket. (Rugby is contact but played in Seven format which reduces the contact and is more of a running game.) In addition to games afternoons pupils have one other lesson which covers Gymnastics, Badminton, health related fitness and outdoor adventurous activities. Older age groups have opportunities to go offsite and use local facilities such as The Haslemere Leisure Centre for swimming.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy sport through the curriculum, teams, competitions, clubs and tours. With a challenging and creative fixtures programme and talented and committed coaches, pupils represent the School with pride, enthusiasm and a united spirit.
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