Although music lies at the heart of the school, for many, sport is equally a passion and for those for whom this is true, we make a point of ensuring that they can play to a high level. We offer a wide range of sport with sessions each week dedicated to football in the Michaelmas term, hockey in the Lent term, and cricket in the summer term. Junior boys also have weekly swimming lessons throughout the year. Inter-school matches at U11 and U13 age ranges are a great feature of school life and are fiercely competed. Being in a small school, everyone who wishes can play in a team.
On Wednesday afternoons in the summer term we run outdoor activities with kayaking, climbing, sailing, and walking as popular choices.
But for those who are keen there is more besides. We play basketball, badminton, unihoc, dodgeball, table tennis and volleyball, and we run a tennis activity during the summer term.
There really is something for everyone no matter how sporty – or how unsporty – you are!
Choristers tend to be busy people but the house staff ensure that they have plenty of down-time too. At the end of each day, activities are available to allow the boys to let off steam, or they can just relax in one of the common rooms.
We have a well-equipped games room with snooker, table football and table tennis, two common rooms with lots of board games, Lego, and other construction materials; a large Hornby trainset with full model railway; airfix model making kits together with all the normal school facilities.
On days when the boys don’t sing Evensong (normally Wednesdays and alternate Mondays) we run an extensive activities programme, so once again there is always something for every taste.