Games is the time allocated for pupils to play and train for competitive team sport. During these weekly sessions pupils learn how to play Rugby, Football and Cricket (Boys) and Hockey, Netball and Rounders (Girls).
All pupils in Years 3 & 4 have two hours of Games per week and play in at least one competitive fixture a term. As Grace Dieu is a small school, most pupils are able to benefit from playing competitive sport, should they wish. As such all of our pupils gain the significant benefits of playing competitive sport – not just when they win, but also, and perhaps even more vitally, when they lose. Pupils learn the all-important lessons of resilience, good sportsmanship, as well as teamwork and dedication.
In Years 5 & 6 pupils have an hour of games per week, along with a designated afternoon of games fixtures.
Where possible we run A and B teams in Under 8, 9, 10 and 11 teams in all of our major sports and run a comprehensive fixture list throughout the year against a range of local and regional schools.
In the past, former pupils have won sports scholarships to senior schools and some have gone on to representative sport at junior level in Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Football, Rounders and Athletics.