girl vaulting over a pole

Sport

Sport is a fundamental part of Manor House School life with all girls encouraged to participate in team and individual events.  Specialist teaching takes place throughout the school, with girls developing individual and team skills, self-confidence and a positive attitude towards physical activity and fitness, encouraging and fostering a healthy, active lifestyle.  Physical Education is also offered at GCSE level.

ACTIVITIES COVERED

Early Years (Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception Class)

  • Physical and spatial awareness
  • Movement Skills
  • Throwing and kicking skills
  • Aiming Skills
  • Sports Day Prep
  • Sports Day Prep
  • Swimming

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

  • Throwing, Catching and kicking
  • Aiming Skills
  • Movement Skills
  • Spatial awareness skills
  • Bat and Ball skills
  • Sports Day Prep
  • Swimming

Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

Skills Lessons

  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Fitness
  • Dance
  • Gym
  • Trampolining – Year 3-5
  • OAA
  • Striking and fielding skills
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Sports day prep
  • Swimming
  • Netball – Year 6
  • Hockey – Year 6
  • Football – Year 6
  • Rugby – Year 6

Invasion Games

  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Striking and fielding

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Skills Lessons

  • Swimming
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Hockey
  • OAA – Year 7
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby – Year 7
  • Striking and fielding
  • Gym
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Sports Leaders – Year 9

Invasion Games

  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Striking and fielding

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Skills Lessons

  • Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Golf – Year 10
  • Volleyball – Year 10
  • Taekwondo – Year 10
  • Table Tennis
  • Aerobics – Year 10
  • Yoga – Year 11
  • Trampolining – Year 11

Invasion Games

  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Striking and fielding
  • Tennis
  • Lacrosse

USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION

SOCS

SOCS is our fully integrated school sports communication system. Fixtures and Team details are listed on SOCS and updated regularly.  If you have any questions or feedback or need a reminder of the SOCS password, please email Head of Sport, Mrs Hannah Tauber at htauber@manorhouseschool.org. Instructions for how to download SOCS to your smart devices can be found below.

SOCS Help Sheet

House Shirts

House Shirts can be purchased through the second-hand uniform facility run by parent volunteers. Please place your order by email at 2ndhanduniformshop@manorhouseschool.org.

PE curriculum

Our Prep School PE curriculum develops students’ physical movement patterns and core skills, as well as working on their special awareness.  Early Years and Key Stage 1 have weekly swimming lessons included in their PE timetable, whilst Key Stage 2 enjoy one PE lesson each week, in addition to their two skills lessons across a breadth of activities.

Our Senior PE curriculum covers a wide variety of sporting experiences throughout the school sports journey including the traditional team games of netball, hockey and rounders. Pupils also experience other units of games such as football, handball, volleyball and rugby.   Movement is also expressed through gymnastic and dance themes, whilst fitness swimming and athletics are also measured and timed.

Facilities

Facilities at Manor House include our own heated swimming pool, five tennis and netball courts (some of which are flood lit) plus hockey and rounders pitches and a grass athletics track. We also have a hall for indoor fitness training and dance. There are training sessions each day during the lunchtime long breaks as well as timetabled lessons of up to three hours per week, including one games lesson and up to two skills lessons.  In Year 9 we also offer a sports leadership programme to develop students’ confidence and leadership skills when working with younger students.

Extra-curricular activities

Our extra-curricular activities include our Tennis Academy, taekwondo, netball, hockey, rounders, tennis, athletics, gymnastics, cross country, rugby, swimming, badminton, yoga and dance.

Competitions

We play competitive matches in sports against a wide variety of local schools and compete successfully in district and county championships.  We also organise inter-house competitions in cross country, netball, hockey and rounders in addition to school sports days and swimming galas.

Scholarship programme

We offer a scholarship programme for successful sport scholar applicants which includes a specialist mentor, additional strength and conditioning training and specialist workshops.  For more information, go to our Scholarships page.

Open Morning

Wednesday 13 March

9.30 am to 12.30 pm

girls sat on the field

We hold three whole School Open Mornings every year to showcase our Nursery, Kindergarten, Prep and Senior Schools;

in the Autumn Term in October, in the Spring Term in March and in the Summer Term in May or June.

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