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Our tradition and approach

St Benedict’s has a distinguished tradition of sporting excellence. The school promotes the highest sporting aspirations and is also committed to physical fitness and sport for all. A wholesome approach to sport is encouraged in all our pupils from a very young age. Through our sports programme our pupils learn the value of teamwork, leadership, perseverance, commitment, humility, respect and discipline. Pupils are encouraged to develop the confidence that comes from participating and enjoying success by showing enthusiasm for games and competitive sport.


Sports played at St Benedict’s

St Benedict’s provides the opportunity for pupils to represent the school in our main sports. 

For boys, core sports are rugby, cricket and fencing, whilst for girls, core sports are hockey, netball, athletics and fencing.

Fencing is offered to both boys and girls across the school as an alternative main sport.  

Other minor sports on offer at points through the year are athletics, badminton, basketball, cross-country running, handball, hockey, tennis and volleyball.