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Leading healthy, active lives

At the Swanage School we educate, encourage and empower students through sport. 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, and links with Bournemouth University Sports Department have provided sporting opportunities for our students. Our student sports ambassadors work with local primary schools, gaining valuable leadership skills and encouraging younger children to become involved with sport. 

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 compete in district sport, representing The Swanage School, in both individual and team sports such as football, rugby, netball, athletics and basketball.

After school clubs

Sports are not restricted to PE lessons. At The Swanage School we have a wide range of after school sports clubs such as girls and boys football, rugby, running, indoor rowing and netball. All age groups and agility levels are welcome.  

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.