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Sport

We offer a broad and engaging curriculum where all individuals can achieve. We believe that all pupils who leave Luckley should have a good understanding of what it means to be healthy and what it means to lead a healthy active lifestyle.

Our aim is to develop the athletic potential of every young person, enabling elite performances and encouraging success and confidence for all. We recognise each pupils journey in PE and Games is different and we use Sport as a vehicle for other outcomes, seen within the five core themes below. All of which is done within a safe and secure environment, where they can develop the confidence to express themselves.

Within lessons we encourage pupils in five different areas:
Emotional: Developing resilience, understanding marginal gains and embracing failure.

Social: Working effectively as part of a team, knowing your role and communication.

Creative: Developing problem-solvers, through tactics and strategical thinking.

Physical: Developing a love of movement and physical activity.

Healthy Active Lifestyle: Understanding the role physical activity plays in physical, social and mental health.

We can offer activities at both a recreational and competitive level, with an abundance of opportunities available to all. Below is a sample of some activities covered as part of the curriculum, lunchtime and after school, as well as fixtures*:

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, CCF (combined cadet forces), Climbing, Cricket, Cross country, Dance, Duke of Edinburgh, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Horse riding*, Rugby, Skiing*, Swimming*, Tennis, Trampolining, Golf*, Volleyball.

Through all the above, our goal is to encourage and help your child to commit to, and sustain, a balanced healthy active lifestyle once they leave Luckley and move on to the next phase of their life.

We can offer activities at both a recreational and competitive level, with an abundance of opportunities available to all. Below is a list of activities covered in lessons and within the enrichment programme:

Aerobics, Adventure trail, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, CCF (combined cadet forces), Climbing, Cricket, Cross country, Dance, Duke of Edinburgh award, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Horse riding, Martial arts, Polo, Rounders’ Swimming, Tag rugby, Tennis, Trampolining, Tri golf, Volleyball, Wide games, Yoga.

Through all the above, our goal is to encourage and help your child to commit to, and sustain, a balanced healthy active lifestyle once they leave Luckley and move on to the next phase of their life.

Athlete Development Programme

We have developed our new Athlete Development Programme (ADP) to help our pupils become the best versions of themselves that they can be in sport. It is three tiered, with the top ‘Performance level’ aimed at our scholars and highly able pupils, ‘Development level’, which is again invite-only and for those demonstrating sporting promise and our Emerging level, open to all pupils as a stepping stone onto the higher tiers as well as developing them as an all-round athlete,

Our Junior (Year 7 & 8), Intermediate (Year 9) Senior(Year 10 – 13) programmes are tailored to the needs of each pupil – and include strength and conditioning, functional movement patterns, flexibility training, physical literacy as well as sport-specific skills training, these training sessions are run by Mr Nate Standing, our Head of Athletic Performance, supported by our senior sports mentors. Alongside the practical sessions, the ADP includes a year-long programme of workshops ranging from dealing with pressure, a balanced diet, goal-setting and getting the best out of yourself.

For more information on this please contact Mr Humphrey.

 Sports Facilities

 Sports HallIncluding: badminton courts, volleyball court, basketball court, netball court, 2 cricket nets, dance mirror plus curtain and climbing wall (12 routes).
MUGA, inc Hard CourtOne 9 a’side football pitch, two 7 a’side hockey pitches, two 5 a’side football pitches, four netball courts, six tennis courts and one hard court tennis /netball / basketball.
 Sports FieldsOne 7 a’side football pitch, two 5 a’side football pitches and one 10 a’side rugby pitch.
Fitness SuiteTreadmills, resistance cable machines, squat rack, free weights, kettlebells and medicine balls
 Functional Training AreaSpin bikes, ski-erg, rowing machines, battle ropes, plyometric boxes and matted floor training area.
 OffsiteGorrick Woods – used for Cross-Country
Cantley Park – 3G football pitch, full size hockey pitch & synthetic cricket stripYateley CC – cricket square and outdoor net facilities.

MATCHES and COMPETITIONS

Pupils compete in weekly games fixtures programme against other local independent schools, as well as regional and national ISA competitions. We have termly House competitions where pupils put their bodies on the line for the house cup! We have a 5-year tour programme, with previous trips to Spain and planned trips to Holland and USA, alongside our bi-annual ski trip.

SQUAD IN TOUCH – FIXTURES WEBSITE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

We are proud to celebrate personal success stories of pupils competing at regional and national level in a range of sports, including cricket, golf, football, rugby, karate, netball, show jumping, rowing and athletics. We have strong school-club links with numerous clubs in the local area and help support pupils that wish to test themselves outside of school.

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

A Sports Scholarship is available for Year 7, 9 and 12 entry. Our Sports Scholars receive a discount on school fees and are part of the Performance ADP.

 

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