The sporting ethos of Cranford House is one of sport for all. As a small school, a huge proportion of our pupils get to play in school teams, while the spirit of inclusion which is so much a part of our school life means that practices are open to everyone.
Timetabled lessons for all Senior pupils, plus an incredible range of extra-curricular sports clubs which take in everything from trampolining to martial arts, allow all our pupils to find an activity that enthuses them.
In Key Stage 3, the main sports of hockey, netball, rounders, football, athletics and tennis are taught and played competitively through the season during Games lessons. Throughout the year, they are also supplemented by a range of extra skills and sports such as swimming, gymnastics, dance, basketball, fitness and badminton.
In Key Stage 4, GCSE PE proves a very popular choice among pupils. This is taught as a specific curriculum option and does not detract from the regular timetabled sport in which all girls participate in Years 10 and 11. We also offer alternatives such as fitness, handball, badminton, touch rugby and volleyball. For those selected for teams, Senior School hockey and football fixtures are played in the Autumn term, netball in the Spring term and rounders and tennis in the Summer term.
Our extra-curricular sporting activities take place before, during and after school. These include team practice sessions for hockey, netball, rounders, and tennis; swimming clubs; dance clubs; judo and martial arts clubs; gymnastics clubs; trampolining and badminton; plus private tennis coaching from a LTA Level 4 coach. In the last few years we have added a Senior School Hockey Tour to Holland to the list of opportunities offered and this has proved extremely popular.
"The school clearly values the progress of each and every one of its pupils as much as success for the top teams."Cranford House Parent