Our award-winning sports department is a big part of Boundary Oak. Having been awarded the Quality Mark with Distinction for our commitment to the improvement in Physical Education and Sport, Sport plays a significant part with our pupils who benefit from up to 12 hours of sports and physical activity each week. We provide the greatest possible opportunities for all pupils to learn, develop and hone their skills as well as represent the school in weekly matches. Our Sports Day event, held annually, encourages the children to compete in field and track events for the House Cup.
Our pupils talents and passions, identified within curriculum lessons, are further encouraged through our wide variety of co-curricular clubs on offer across the school.
Joe Davis, Head of Sport at Boundary Oak School and Havant Rugby player strives to help every pupils achieve the very best that they can in sport. “We have a strong reputation in sport, with several of our pupils representing at a national, district or county level in the last 2 years.
It’s not just about being the best in your field or the elite member of the team though, it’s about doing the best that you can, taking part and encouraging your team mates – something that I am really proud of our pupils for. They truly excel at being fantastic role models to their younger peers, showing great sportsmanship in competitive situations.”
Sport in Early Years and Pre-Prep
In Pre-School and Reception much of the learning programme consists of activities based on agility, balance and control with many activities that enable pupils to work outside as well as inside.
Years 1, 2 and 3 take part in three PE lessons per week, whether on our sports field, astro pitches, in the hall or swimming pool, with all PE lessons being taught by specialist staff. A range of active co-curricular activities are also offered to pupils in the Pre-Prep, including dance, judo, rugby and yoga.
In Year 3, as pupils begin their transition into Junior Prep they are taught about game rules and introduced to matches against other schools.
Junior Prep and Senior School
As pupils enter the Junior Prep school at Year 4 their games sessions are increased with at least one session per week usually being given over to representative fixtures. These are mainly on a Wednesday afternoon, sometimes on a Thursday.
In addition to fitness and skill sessions as well as individual sports such as: cross country running, athletics and swimming, a full range of team sports are played at the school. For the girls this means: netball, hockey and rounders while boys play football, rugby, hockey and cricket. Boundary Oak School enjoy great successes in rugby and netball. We are proud to host an annual Inter-School cross-country event and a Rugby 7s tournament.
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