Alongside the EYFS Profile which includes Physical Development; full time children have access to the school sports programme which includes lessons with the School’s PE staff; they learn the basic skills for ball games and racquet sports along with agility, running and throwing skills. This culminates with a Fun Sports Day at the end of the Academic Year together with the junior school children.
Infant children continue with their lessons with a more formal approach that allows children to realise that they can’t win every time and that the best team will win. There is an infant football club held during the Autumn and Spring Terms during after-care; with tennis and cricket during the summer term.
Junior and Seniors
Competitive sport continues to be taught, with the winter season seeing, rugby, football, netball, hi five, swimming and indoor activities of basketball, badminton, uni-hock, fitness and dance. The summer term sees swimming, tennis, rounders athletics and cricket. It is in the Summer term that the whole school enjoy the School Sports day at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium.
St Crispin’s have inter-house competitive sport: four houses: De-Montfort, Wyggeston, White and Newton. Children in Year 11 are selected to be House Captains on both their sporting prowess and their sportsmanship. Inter-house matches are held termly in all sports and their are trophies and shields to be won.
St Crispin’s plays competitively against other schools in matches and tournaments across the age groups. We also compete in the Leicestershire Schools Cross Country League.
Our girls and boys have represented the School in the UK Schools Biathlon and have reached the finals in the same event. Children with exceptional sporting talent are actively encouraged to join clubs in their chosen sport.
Orienteering – Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Our children are able to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in the Senior School if parents wish. This Award helps children to learn new skills which are essential in everyday life.