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Sports

We are blessed at Ashdown with magnificent facilities and pitches. Three tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor play area, a golf course and wide open flat fields give every child the opportunity to excel under expert coaching.

The importance of sport is undeniable. Sport provides a necessary outlet for many children on all sorts of different fronts. The health aspect is obvious as well as the need to learn how to play together and as a team. So much can be learnt from playing sport and so much enjoyment is had by all involved.

Children look forward to competitions and although we deliberately remind the children that sport is for fun, we celebrate the feeling of winning competitive fixtures against our neighbouring schools. Sportsmanship however, will remain the most vital factor and we constantly remind ourselves that our behaviour both on and off the pitch and how our graciousness as hosts is more essential than the final result.

We compete with other schools for many sports fixtures on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. These include:  football, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, cricket, rounders, athletics, tennis, golf, swimming and cross country.

Our experienced coaches are able to pass on their expertise to the juniors as well as the seniors so they can progress in a range of sports. Our professional staff come in from outside school to coach tennis and golf as part of our wide range of extra curricular actives.

Our annual sports day is a major event in the school calender where we welcome families to come and support their children and cheer them on.