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 key core sports.
For boys the core sport in the Michaelmas and Lent Term is rugby while cricket is played in the Trinity Term. The core sport for girls during the Michaelmas Term is hockey and in the Lent Term netball is played. The core sport for girls during the Trinity Term is athletics.
Fencing is offered to both boys and girls across the school as an alternative core sport.
Other minor sports on offer at points through the year are athletics for boys, badminton, basketball, cross-country running, handball, hockey for boys, tennis and volleyball.