We consider sport to be an important aspect of your time spent at King Edward’s, regardless of your ability. You will be given the opportunity to represent the School or your House in a variety of events that take place throughout the year, encouraged by expert coaching and supported by first-rate facilities.
With sport our main aim is enjoyment, but we will also foster an atmosphere of excellence. Our sports teams are very successful with teams across the major sports of rugby, hockey, netball and cricket winning county championships and qualifying for latter stages of national competitions. In addition there are currently over 40 students competing at regional, national or even international level across a wide range of sports and they are supported through the newly formed Elite Sports Performer Programme.
Overseas tours, regular fixtures, tournaments and school events will offer a challenging environment for both the best athletes (who represent the school, the county and the country) as well as for those for whom sport is just good fun.
Sports awards are now available at 11+ and 13+ and enquiries should be directed to the registrar. We rightly celebrate the fact that over 600 students represented the school at some stage last year across 101 teams in over 700 fixtures at some stage of the year and that, as well a fixture list that challenges our A teams, there were fixtures at C team level in netball and cricket and down to E teams in hockey.
Students are fortunate to be able to work in some excellent facilities including the recently developed fitness suite and the outstanding fields at wellington sports ground.