Sport is central to life at Stanborough. We strive to provide both competitive excellence and beneficial physical activity for all our students. Our facilities, including our recently built Hertfordshire Netball Centre, help students excel in all sports.
Students at Stanborough are engaged in a range of sports including rugby, football, hockey and netball. We work closely with local sports providers such as Gosling Sports Park and Stanborough Park to offer students experiences in golf, trampolining, the gym and sailing. 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 national level each year.
Students can opt to take a sport or dance qualification at Key Stage 4 and 5. As a Sports Leadership Academy, students are also encouraged to join the Sports Leadership Programme which enables them to experience the organisation and running of activities for younger students, primary and special schools in our local community.
Extra-curricular sport takes place at lunchtimes, at the end of the school day and on some weekends during the school year.
Lunchtime sports activities are held in the sports hall and the gym. These include open access (within a specified year group) clubs for basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, 5-a-side football, indoor athletics, cricket and dance. Students only need to change into clean trainers to be able to get involved.
At the end of the school day is when our large variety of sports teams compete in local, district and county competitions. We hold trials and practices for these teams whenever we can. Much of the school year is taken up with fixtures for our teams. Our main competitive sports are football, netball, rugby, basketball and volleyball in the first two terms. In the summer term we have track and field athletics, rounders, cricket and softball. We hold a minimum of two dance performance evenings during the Autumn and Spring term. We also enter competitions held locally in badminton, cross country, table tennis, concept II indoor rowing, swimming, golf and tennis.
Inter-house sports competitions form an integral part of our calendar and these can occur at lunchtimes, after school or, as is the case with football, on Saturday mornings at our off site sports field. We also hold some football fixtures on Saturday mornings.
To find out more about our teams, fixtures and results, please visit the appropriate sections of this website.
There are always numerous opportunities for students to volunteer and lead at extra-curricular clubs and at sports events and festivals on and off site. Those students who demonstrate excellent leadership skills are encouraged to become sports ambassadors. These silver, gold and platinum sports ambassadors plan, organise and deliver their own events and festivals within school and in our local primary schools. All the hours that students complete can be logged on the V Inspired website which rewards them with certificates.
In Year 10 and 11 students opt to take part in a Sports Leaders UK qualification which is a Level 2 award. This course enables learners to develop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, focusing on safe practice and positive role models.
In Year 12 students can opt to enhance this qualification and add a Community part to their Level 2 award. This qualification compliments other study, such as A-Level PE and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
In Year 13 students can build on their previous experience and opt to take the Higher Sports Leader UK Level 3 qualification. The main focus of this award is working with children and disabled people. Successful learners gain 30 UCAS tariff points on completion. This qualification provides a stepping stone to employment, further education or training.
For more information about sporting activities and fixtures at Stanborough please contact any of the following staff members:
Steve Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Bowen email@example.com
Paul Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on sports leaders and school sports please contact Cherie Wiper, School’s Sports Co-ordinator email@example.com
To discuss the hire of facilities at Stanborough please contact firstname.lastname@example.org