Sport

The RGS has a proud history and tradition of sporting provision, whether it is for the elite athlete or the beginner. Sport plays a major part in the curricular, extra curricular and social life of the school.

Sport at the Royal Grammar School fosters boys of all abilities, all of which are equally important to us. The school’s wide range of sporting activities includes inter-school matches, country and national competitions.

Our sport facilities are impressive, extensive and includes rugby pitches, indoor and outdoor cricket nets, tennis courts, astro-turf pitch, fitness suite, sports hall, grass cricket squares and an indoor swimming pool.

The RGS Sport & PE Department is a strong, enthusiastic and forward thinking team, which comprises of 6 full-time PE specialists and two PE gap students along with a part time sports administrator.

  • Mr L. Doubler - Director of Sport & PE
  • Mr S. Copeland – Key Stage 5 Leader/ Head of Rugby
  • Mr A. Stubbs – Key Stage 4 Leader
  • Mr D. Guthrie – Key Stage 3 Leader/SSCO/ Head of Cricket
  • Mr D. Bradley – Head of Hockey/ Gifted & Talented Coordinator
  • Mr J. Scourfield –  Head of Boarding
  • For a full listing of the Masters in charge of all Sport at the RGS click here. (pdf 105kb)

All members of the department, as well as a huge number of other staff, contribute to the excellent delivery of the National Curriculum & A Level Physical Education, as well as a full commitment to our extensive & rapidly expanding extra curricular sports programme.

The boys regularly compete in the national finals in many different sports. In recent years we have had boys who have gained international honours in rugby, hockey, fencing, hockey, rowing, gymnastics, golf, swimming, squash and athletics.

RGS sport has a proud tradition of maintaining a high standard in competitive schoolboy sport. With highly consistent results across all sports, RGS aims to give the best possible coaching and facilities and it expects the best back, to continue this tradition.

Departmental Vision
RGSHW PE & Sport department is committed to providing inclusive, challenging and enriching Physical Education and sporting opportunities, which promote high standards of performance and a positive attitude towards sport and physical activity for life. To this end we have developed a four-themed strategy that will continue to deliver its aims over the next 4 years to position RGSHW at the forefront of school Physical Education and sport.
The four themes are:
R.G.S operates under a 'four tiers of participation' system, to cater for all types of ability and commitment and to get the best out of each individual.
1. Broad and varied Core and examination PE Curriculum
All RGS students access 2 lessons of compulsory Physical Education/ Games per week up until year 11. Year 12 have a compulsory games lesson on a Wednesday afternoon. This is optional for YR 13. Boys also have the option to study Physical Education at GCSE and A level.
2. Recreational Sport

All students have access to recreational sports clubs where the emphasis is on friendly competition and exercise. These clubs run before school at lunchtimes and after school.
3. Inter-Form Sport
All students have opportunities to compete for their forms in a competitive sporting environment. Inter form sports are run throughout the year. Fair play, communication, problem solving and sportsmanship are some of the life skills fostered through the structured inter form season.
4. Extra Curricular Sport
RGS students have the opportunity to represent the school in 13 sports on a local, regional and national level. We provide short and long haul sports tours in Rugby, Cricket and hockey on a biannual basis.

 

The Aims of the PE & Sport Department at RGS
• To help every student realise his potential through physical activity. To promote the acquisition of skills.
• To gain knowledge and understanding of the structure and functioning of the body; the value of regular exercise and its effects upon the body; regular assessment of   physical fitness.
• To develop personal and social awareness particularly through team games.
• To encourage a lifelong habit of regular exercise and sporting participation. 

RGS operates under a 'four tiers of participation' system, to cater for all types of ability and commitment and to get the best out of the individual.

(1) ELITE SPORT

RGS students have the opportunity to represent the school in the following 9 sports on a local, regional and national level.

  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Rowing
  • Swimming 
  • Cricket 
  • Cross-Country
  • Squash
  • Rugby League
  • Fencing

(2) INTER-FORM SPORT

All students have opportunities to compete for their forms in a competitive sporting environment. Inter form sports are run throughout the year. Fair play and sportsmanship are widely promoted through the inter form system. The following sports are played inter-form:

  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Softball

(3) RECREATIONAL SPORT

All students have access to recreational sports clubs where the emphasis is on friendly competition and exercise. These clubs run at lunchtimes and after school.

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Weights
  • Fives
  • Table Tennis
  • Self Defence
  • Climbing

(4) CURRICULUM

All RGS students access 2 hours of compulsory Physical Education per week up until Year 12. There is also the option to study GCSE Physical Education at Key stage 4 and AS / A2 Physical Education at Key Stage 5. Click here for more information on Physical Education (PE).

COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERS AWARD (CLSA)

This year the RGS Sports and PE Department are introducing the CSLA. This QCA Level 2 award teaches a range of skills to help young people deliver sporting activities within the community. The pupils learn how to:

  • Plan sporting and lead sports sessions within the community
  • Understand how health and safety affects the sports industry
  • Perform first aid
  • Understand the local and national sports frame work
  • Identify principles of fitness and deliver fitness sessions
  • Design and run a primary school sports festival.

The award is a 1 year course offered to Year 12 pupils. It is run in TAA (Thursday Afternoon Activity) time so can be chosen along side normal A Level options. It is an excellent opportunity for pupils to experience first had the benefits sport can have upon the community.

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