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Physical Education

Mr I McKie – Head of Games

Mr G T Stiff – Head of Academic PE

Mr M Whalley – Head of Swimming

Mr D King – Head of Rugby

Mr S Cooke – Head of Hockey

Mr J Carew – Head of Rowing

Games and Physical Education are an integral part of the curriculum throughout the school. Facilities include a brand new sports centre, an indoor heated swimming pool, a purpose-built weight training area, tennis courts, and a gymnasium. We have playing fields beside the main school building and extensive ones a little further away, closer to the sea. The school also owns a share in the international standard Astroturf hockey pitch at the Northern Club.

Our varied programme includes rugby, hockey, football, and cross-country running in the winter and spring terms, followed by cricket, athletics, and tennis in the summer term. Rowing and swimming take place all year round and, as boys move up the school, there are opportunities to take part in sailing, shooting, and golf.

We have a full range of sporting fixtures against other leading schools in the north, which enables a large number of boys to represent the school on the games field. Whilst we like to win (and our teams have excellent records of achievement both regionally and nationally), we emphasise the importance of teamwork and encourage the involvement of as many boys as possible.