Sport is central to life at Stanborough, the benefits to physical and mental health are fundamental to our curriculum and extra curriculum activities. We strive to inspire our students to take part in physical activity for their whole life, not just in school. We pride ourselves on the wide range of physical activities for all our students and the opportunity to develop competitive excellence.
Students at Stanborough are engaged in a range of traditional sports including rugby, football, athletics, volleyball, netball and striking and fielding and non traditional sports such as ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, capture the flag, Danish long ball and handball. Students at Stanborough have access to excellent facilities which include a large sportshall, dance studio and gym, 9 floodlit netball courts, sportsfield with multiple football, rounders and rugby pitches, Gosling athletics and tennis centre and Stanborough Lakes. Students also benefit from our partnerships with local clubs who use our facilities in the evenings. We have over 40 different sports teams who successfully compete at both a local and county level each year.
Students can opt to take a qualification at Key Stage 4 and 5 in Sport and Dance. We offer GCSE, BTEC and A Level PE and BTEC Dance which allows all students to succeed. As a Sports Leadership Academy, students are also encouraged to join the vast Sports Leadership Programme which enables them to experience the organisation and running of activities for younger students. We pride ourselves on the links we have primary and special schools such as lakeside in our local community. Sports leadership develops many Personal and Social skills such as communication, empathy and confidence.
What will students study?
Students take part in a range of activities and sports at Key Stage 3, such as: netball, football, rugby, softball, handball, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, dance, gymnastics, rounders, athletics, cricket, fitness, table tennis and tennis.
We have opportunities to use local facilities such as Gosling Sports Park and Stanborough Lakes.
As part of core PE in Years 9,10 and 11, students can choose to follow any of the following routes.
GCSE PE: controlled practical assessment contributes 40% and written examination is 60% of the final edexcel award.
Level 2 BTEC in Sport: controlled assessment contributes 75% of written and practical coursework and the exam is 25% of the final edexcel award.
A Level PE (Edexcel exam board): 30% practical coursework and 70% written exam.
Community Sports Leaders Award (CSLA) and Higher Sports Leaders Award (HSLA) are on offer as part of the enrichment programme.