Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Introduction to Sport

One of the aspects of a UK independent education that is so striking to foreigners is the absolutely central role that school sport, and especially team sport, plays in school life. In other countries sport plays its part, but usually beyond the school gates, whilst in a school like Aldenham the routine of sports matches is a prime part of our programme.

It is also clear that the role of school sport is recognised widely by elite sporting development programmes in this country, so that our pupils who are on academy programmes at premiership football clubs, on representative teams for hockey, on national programmes for swimming or gymnastics, or in county teams for cricket are all allowed to compete for their school and learn to lead others by their excellence.

At Aldenham we aim to:-

  • Encourage participation and commitment.
  • Develop sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Motivate pupils at whatever level they aspire to and are capable of.
  • Develop an interest in sport that will last beyond school.
  • Develop an awareness of maintaining good health at all times.

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Aldenham Foundation