Kingdown School strongly encourages participation in a variety of physical activities to support a healthy lifestyle.
We work closely with our feeder primary schools to enable and extend their PE and Sport provision so that students come to Kingdown with the skills and motivation they need. With excellent facilities, including a swimming pool and an all-weather sports pitch, together with a team of committed and enthusiastic staff, all students can participate and enjoy PE and Sport.
There are many after school sports clubs that students can attend throughout the year. These clubs are incredibly well attended with over 500 pupils per week taking part in an activity.
The school also organises competitive play against local schools.
The use of mouthguards can help to protect the teeth and face. The RFU and kingdown school would strongly recommend that mouthguards are worn for any contact rugby sessions; and it is recommended that such mouthguards are custom fitted.
There are cheaper alternatives available such as “boil in the bag” or pre-moulded mouthguards but the reduced level of fit and protection offered should be considered when making a decision.
Whilst mouthguards can protect against certain injuries there is currently no conclusive evidence that mouthguards reduce the risk of concussion.
Paid clubs are paid for using our WisePay system available here (external link). The ability to book clubs online goes live on Monday 12th September at 9.00am.
|Monday||Archery||Y7-13 Nov||1500-1600||10||Gym||10 x £2||Peter Durtnall||01-06|
|Monday||Archery||Y7-13 Exp||1600-1700||10||Gym||10 x £2||Peter Durtnall||01-06|
|Monday||Trampolining||KS3||1500-1600||16||Sport Centre||10 x £2||Miikee Selmes||01-06|
|Monday||Trampolining||Y7-13||1600-1700||16||Sport Centre||10 x £2||Miikee Selmes||01-06|
|Monday||Gymnastics||Y7-13||1500-1600||16||SpringBoard Gymnastics||10 x £3||Suzy Creese||01-06|
|Tuesday||Rugby||Y7-13||1500-1600||Unlimited||St George’s Fields||Free||AY/HT/RC/HE/HD||01-02|
|Wednesday||Badminton||Y7-13||1500-1600||24||Sport Centre||11 x £2||Peter Smythe||01-06|
|Wednesday||Badminton||Y7-13||1600-1700||24||Sport Centre||11 x £2||Peter Smythe||01-06|
|Wednesday||Karate||Y7-13||1500-1600||25||Gym||11 x £2||Peter Perren||01-06|
|Wednesday||Swimming||Y7-13||1500-1600||60||Swimming Pool||11 x £2||MTK||01-06|
|Thursday||Multi Sports||KS3||1500-1600||Unlimited||Sport Centre||Free||TSD||01-04|
|Thursday||Table Tennis||Y7-13||1500-1600||Unlimited||Small Hall||Free||AY||01-04|
|Thursday||A-Level Drop In||Y12-13||1500-1600||Unlimited||PE Conference Room||Free||DU||01-06|
|Thursday||BTEC Catch Up||Y10-13||1500-1600||Unlimited||H1||Free||CH||01-06|
|Friday||Trampolining||Y7-13||1500-1600||16||Sport Centre||10 x £2||Miikee Selmes||01-06|
There are over 90 extra-curricular activities offered throughout the year for every taste and age, including a wide variety of sports, Astronomy, dance, drama, pottery, choir, band, Christian Union, public speaking, and many, many others.
In order to encourage pupils to stay to an activity, there are late buses across town and to the villages three nights a week.
The concept of Outdoor adventurous expeditions and challenges is open to all students at Kingdown School.
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.
You can do programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold). You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
But here’s the best bit – you get to choose what you do!
Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing. And along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
For more information see speak to Mr Harris
Important diary dates for parents: