Sport

The school is nationally renowned for its sporting achievement, with national and county representatives in several sports across the school age range.

For all boys and girls within the school there is a wealth of sporting activities, including rugby, hockey, cricket and netball. By offering such choices as volleyball, athletics, gymnastics, tennis,
squash, badminton, orienteering, health-related fitness, step-aerobics and rounders, the school is able to provide something to suit all aptitudes and preferences. Whilst competing for the school offers a high level of skilled, competitive game time, the House system also allows for enthusiasts to compete at a more accessible, but equally competitive, level.

Our first class facilities include rugby and hockey pitches, tennis and netball courts, excellent cricket squares and provision for athletics. The sports hall, built at a cost of £1.4 million, includes a sprung floor for dance and gymnastics and also a climbing wall. The six-lane 25-metre swimming pool is one of the finest school pools in the country. The double astroturf pitch was re-laid in 2015 and provides a superb venue for hockey.

Enthusiasts in several sports have enjoyed the experience of taking part in recent team tours to France, Canada, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and South Africa. There is an annual rugby tour to Leominster and a Portugal tour in February 2016.

Further information is available from Mr Jon Fitt, Director of Sport: fittj@khviii.net

A flavour of the sporting calendar is provided by the PE and Games department Twitter feed on the right of this page.

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