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Leading healthy, active lives

At the Swanage School we encourage our students to lead healthy and active lives, at school and beyond. Here are some of the opportunities available to our students:

Students take part in between 10 and 16 different physical activities in PE over the course of a year: 

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing      
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf     
  • Hockey  
  • Kayaking
  • Netball  
  • Rounders    
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Soft Ball
  • Tennis        
  • Volleyball

Students have the opportunity to take part in 16 different inter-house sporting events over the course of the year:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Dodge Ball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Soft Ball
  • Tug of War

Local connections

Students have the opportunity to meet and be coached by expert coaches from local clubs, for example Swanage Cricket Club, Wareham Rugby Club and Great Britain Rowing.

Water sports

Working with local experts, we will be creating new experiences for water sports to make the most of our fabulous location on the Jurassic Coast, including sailing, kayaking and rowing.

Representing the school

Students have plenty of opportunities to represent the school in individual and team sports, for example in football, netball, cross-country, athletics.

After school clubs

Sports are not restricted to PE lessons, with opportunities also provided through our programme of after school clubs.

Sports day

Our inter-house sports day is an exciting annual event with all students off time-table for the day and where fun, health competition between houses is the order of the day.

Find our about our sports facilities here.