Being involved in Sport is an important part of life at Stanfield, offering more than just physical benefits, having a significant impact on academic and social development, whilst boosting self esteem and emotional confidence too.
The children in our junior classes (Years 3 to 6) have the opportunity to try a range of different sports, including netball, swimming, hockey, athletics and dance, to name but a few. Every year, our Year 4 and Year 6 children enjoy residential visits to the Lake District, to participate in outward bound experiences; this prepares pupils well for the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ award scheme available to pupils in our Senior School.
Weekly lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs are taken by PE specialists, using a range of different facilities available to us; the new sports centre, our 25m swimming pool, school playing fields, netball courts and an astroturf pitch at the Northern Club.
Each summer, we travel to Wavertree Sports Stadium for our annual Sports Day, a fun event for all the children, offering our ‘sporting stars’ the chance to shine and compete for medals and trophies, across a range of field and track events.
We compete in various competitions during the year, at local and regional level, including the AJIS (Association of Junior Independent Schools’) netball, swimming and athletics competitions and most recently, we have reached national championship finals in swimming and biathlon.
Many of our pupils moving through to the Girls’ Senior School, go on to be selected for County and National teams.