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 for school Rugby

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.

Day Activity Age Time Spaces Venue Cost Coach Term
Monday Archery Y7-13 1500-1600 10 Gym £2 P/H Tyler Bathe 1 to 6
Monday Dodgeball Y7-11 1600-1700 10 Gym £2 P/H Tyler Bathe 1 to 6
Monday Trampolining KS3 1500-1600 16 Sport Centre £2 P/H Miikee Selmes 1 to 6
Monday Trampolining Y7-13 1600-1700 16 Sport Centre £2 P/H Miikee Selmes 1 to 6
Monday X Country Y7-13 1500-1600 Unlimited PE Corridor Free RC/BN to 4
Tuesday Rugby Y7-9-11 1500-1600 Unlimited Bottom Field Free RC/HT/HD 5 to 6
Tuesday Netball Y7-11 1500-1600 Unlimited Courtsÿ Free CD/CH/BN/DU 5 to 6
Wednesday Rugbyÿ Y8-10 1500-1600 Unlimited Bottom Field Free AY/HD/HE 5 to 6
Wednesday Badminton Y7-13 1500-1600 24 Sport Centre £2 P/H Peter Smythe 1 to 6
Wednesday Badminton Y7-13 1600-1700 16 Sport Centre £2 P/H Peter Smythe 1 to 6
Wednesday Girls Fitness Y7-13 1500-1600 Unlimited GYM Free BN 1 to 6
Wednesday Girls Football Y7-11 1500-1600 Unlimited Astro Free RC 1 to 4
Wednesday Dance Club Y7-13 1500-1600 Unlimited Dance Studio £36 Miss Partington 1 to 3
Wednesday Swimming Y7-13 1500-1600 40 Swimming Pool X2 P/H Mary Kestell 2 to 3
Wednesday Basketball Y7-11 Lunch Time Unlimited GYM Free RC 1 to 2
Thursday Table Tennis Y7-13 1500-1600 Unlimited Small Hall Free AY 5 to 6
Thursday BTEC Catch up Y10-13 1500-1600 Unlimited H1 Free CH 1 to 6
Thursday Hockey Y7-13 1500-1600 Unlimited Astro Free WG 1 to 2
Thursday Year 7 Club Y7 1500-1600 Unlimited Sports Centre Free DU 1 to 2
Friday Trampolining Y7-13 1500-1600 16 Sport Centre œ2 P/H Miikee Selmes 1 to 6

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.

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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.

  • In Years 9 & 10 (ages 14+) DOE Bronze
  • In Year 10 & 11 (ages 15+) DOE Silver
  • In Year 12 & 13 (ages 16+) DOE Gold

For more information see speak to Mr Harris

Key dates:

Important diary dates for parents:

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Key stats about Duke of Edinburgh

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by HRH The  Duke of Edinburgh who remains the Patron.  HRH The Earl of Wessex is a  Trustee.
  • Last year, over 275,000 young people were taking part in  DofEprogrammes in the UK.  Over 30,000 of these young people were from  disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • In total, over 4,235,000 people have participated in DofE programmes and gained over 1.76m Awards in the UK since 1956.
  • Over 168,117 young people started a DofE programme in the UK, a 4.3% increase on last year.
  • 66,273 achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, up 2.5% on last year.
  • Through the volunteering part of their programme, the value of  the free time young people’s give to society is over £13.5million per  year.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a Registered Charity No 1072490.
  • Currently almost 6% of 14-19 year olds in the UK are taking  part in over 10,000 DofE groups, run in youth clubs, voluntary  organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offender Institutes and  businesses.
  • In 1988 The International Award Association was established to  coordinate and develop the DofE worldwide and, since 1956, over 6  million young people in over 123 countries have taken part.
  • Across the world, in total over 635,000 participants are doing DofE programmes at any one time.

Related Links and Downloads:

  • The Duke of Edinburgh Homepage – external link
  • What is a Duke of Edinburgh programme? (PDF, 129kb)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Code of Conduct (PDF, 190kb)