After School Sport & Physical Activity
Kings’ is hugely proud of its sporting tradition and offers extensive after school opportunities for pupils in invasion games (netball, football, basketball, rugby, hockey), net/wall games (tennis, badminton, table-tennis, volleyball) and striking and fielding games (cricket, rounders), target sports (archery), personal fitness (KS4 Health Suite sessions) as well as chances to participate in athletic and swimming events and utilise the outdoor climbing facilities. There is also an extensive inclusive sports programme covering boccia, tennis, wheelchair basketball and swimming which is led by out SEND department. Whilst we have a number of pupils performing at an elite level and a strong sporting alumni, all clubs are intended for all pupils irrespective of their previous ability or experience. Further sporting opportunities are also presented by the House system where sport features very heavily.
All sports clubs run from 3:20-4:30 and pupils register by scanning the QR code with their phone. Our sports teams compete in competitive friendly fixtures against several local state and fee-paying schools in addition to entering district competitions (against schools within the Eastleigh and Winchester District), county competitions (against schools in Hampshire) and national competitions (against schools in the South and further afield). All pupils are encouraged to volunteer and assist with sports programmes with many KS4 pupils taking on the role of supervised coaches at sessions for KS3 pupils and many KS3 pupils acting as leaders for the numerous primary school sports festivals that are held on site.
Under normal circumstances there are annual domestic tours in netball and rugby and a European sports tour focusing on either rugby, football, or hockey. All of these are always heavily subscribed.