Sport and PE at The Manor provides our children with a balanced and varied curriculum, where enjoyment and all-round development are the core elements of each lesson. Year 3 to 6 children are encouraged to experience a wide range of activities from our challenging and inclusive PE and Games programme. It is our firm belief that children should have a multi-sport and activity experience throughout their time at The Manor. This enables skills to be transferred across numerous activities and sports, prolongs enjoyment and interaction with their peers and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle.
Our facilities include a multi-purpose field, generously catering for numerous sports pitches, outdoor tennis and netball courts, and a new, state of the art Sports Hall.
The children enjoy two and a half hours of Games per week. Girls: Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Tag Rugby. Boys: Cricket, Football, Hockey, Rugby and Tag Rugby.
In addition to their Games lessons, the children also participate in PE lessons for 30 minutes per week taking part in sports such as; Athletics, Cross Country, Badminton, Dance, Gymnastics, Short Tennis.
In the swimming pool, the children in Years 3, 4 and 5 swim for 30 minutes bi-weekly and the Year 6 children also learn lifesaving skills and compete in Water Polo matches.
Broad and Balanced Games and PE Curriculum
Football, Hockey, Netball and Rugby are the core invasion games we play, with Cricket focusing on striking and fielding elements. These Games lessons form our core fixture programme throughout the academic year.
All Games and PE lessons are delivered by our four full-time PE staff, and with the additional assistance of other Manor staff for Games, all of who are passionate about Physical Education.
To complement the curriculum, sports clubs are open to all and are run before school, at lunchtime and after school.
The fixtures programme for boys, girls and mixed teams is extensive. These offers competitive opportunities for children of all abilities, across a diverse range of sports. We have an enviable record of success competing in IAPS and other major tournaments at County, Regional and National levels for Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Cross-Country, Swimming, Biathlon and Tennis.
In addition, we have Inter-House fixtures covering eight different sports, including the Prep School Sports Day at the end of the Summer Term.