We aim to foster in every pupil a love of sport and physical activity that lasts a lifetime!
Sport is central to everyday school life at Alleyn’s. The School provides children with high quality teaching in a variety of activities. These include football, cricket, netball, hockey, swimming, water polo, rounders, athletics, gymnastics, dance, fives, taekwondo and many more. Child-centred learning fosters a positive attitude towards sport and physical movement. The foundation we provide is designed to encourage our young people to engage enthusiastically in physical activities throughout the remainder of their education and, indeed, the rest of their lives.
Alleyn’s Junior School enjoys strong links with our Senior School which ensures regular access to the large range of shared facilities on site. PE lessons are taught either in the Junior School hall, the adventure playground, the School playground or the sports hall. We have four Junior sized football pitches, two cricket squares, seventeen tennis courts and four fives courts. Swimming lessons are held in the school pool, whilst hockey is delivered on the newly refurbished Astroturf pitches.
The EYFS and Key Stage One schemes of work focus on fundamental skills which promote physical literacy. Lessons are skills based and develop agility, balance and co-ordination so that pupils can move efficiently as they enter Key Stage Two.
Lessons become more sports-specific in the Junior section of the School but still focus on the acquisition and development of transferable skills. This approach cultivates excellence but also encourages breadth of sporting experience. Children reach Senior School feeling confident that they can participate in a number of sports effectively.
Sports clubs make up a significant part of the co-curricular provision at the School. Clubs operate before school (7.30-8.15am), during lunch (12.30-1.10pm) or after school (3.30-4.0pm unless specified). Many clubs are open to all and are in place to compliment curriculum sport or provide breadth of experience. Some clubs are by invitation only and for more advanced performers but the programme is largely accessible to all.
Fixtures are integral to the sporting provision at Alleyn’s. Our teams compete in local, regional and national events across many sports and in the recent past have won the IAPS Boys Hockey regional event twice, several football and netball competitions and produced medalists at the national biathlon, swimming and skiing championships. The School's outstanding football provision is recognized by the Independent Schools Football Association for whom we are a Hub School of Excellence.
However, the traditional block fixture is an essential fact of sporting life at Alleyn’s. Whilst teams are selected on merit there are several occasions each term, across many sports where every child in a year group is given the chance to represent the School in a competitive fixture and enjoy the great benefits such experiences bring. One of our most recent additions is our bespoke gym designed to maximise the physical potential of every pupil through regular sessions with our functional movement specialist. We encourage parents to support our teams where possible.
All details of fixtures are now on the Alleyn’s Sport Site (also known as SOCS).
We aim to match exceptional specialist coaching and provision for everyone with the development of excellence.