Sport and Games
Physical Education and Games play a large part in the life of the Prep School and the children’s participation and involvement in sports activities adds much to the vibrancy of the school. We believe that physical activity should be both positive and enriching.
Prep pupils follow a one sport per term policy as do the Senior School and has a full fixture programme. The school’s programme of Physical Education seeks to provide sufficiently varied opportunities for all children to feel that sport has something to offer them. This involvement in Physical Education takes the form of individual and team competitive sports. All children are encouraged to achieve their best and the most able are given opportunities to excel.
At Hull Collegiate Prep School, sporting competition is seen as an important educational tool. The Games curriculum is developed largely around the structure of team games and the competitive element implicit within them. All children participate in competitive matches during games lessons, house matches and at the top level in regular fixtures with other schools.
The school maintains a strong fixture list with other independent and maintained schools in the East Riding area and beyond and has a growing reputation of success. Through the Independent Schools’ Association children have the opportunity to represent the school in North of England Championships and, through that, to qualify to represent the North in National Finals.
In the last few years, 27 children have represented the North of England in National Finals in cross-country and athletics and the U11 football team has represented the North of England in the National Football Finals.
The PE and Games curriculum is as follows: Boys play rugby, football and cricket and the major games for girls are hockey, netball and rounders. In PE, children do gymnastics, dance, cross-country running, orienteering, athletics, basketball, swimming and tennis.
There are numerous opportunities for extra-curricular squad sessions which support the major games as well as opportunities for other activities, which in recent years, have included squash, yoga, judo, fencing and boys’ hockey.