Sport at Clayesmore Senior School
Whether you are a very sporty person, someone who just enjoys playing in a team or simply know you need to keep fit and healthy you will enjoy your sport at Clayesmore.
We work with elite athletes and those with the potential to represent regional and national teams to develop a bespoke training programme that fits alongside the main school games if possible. This will keep all your options open while allowing you to specialise at the right time. If you are able to play at a regional or national level we will find ways to help you meet all these commitments too.
We have lots of teams in all the major sports and regularly do well in local and county tournaments. Our senior girls have been county champions in netball for a number of years, regularly beating all the local independent schools, and our junior boys this year have a strong winning record in almost all sports. You’ll receive great coaching, from committed and expert staff, who will encourage and train you to compete at the highest levels while never losing sight of the importance of enjoying the game!
We particularly excel at cricket, hockey, netball, swimming and athletics. We are regularly one of The Cricketer Magazine’s top schools and both boys and girls enjoy the sport. The boys, and some girls, enjoy playing rugby and football too. When you join us in Year 9 you will have a go at the major games – rugby, hockey and cricket for boys, and hockey, netball and tennis for girls. However, from Year 10, or if you are already very good at something, you will be able to choose your own programme, which can include sailing, cross-country running and squash.
One recent leaver is currently playing first class cricket for Hampshire, while current pupils hold national dressage titles, and national eventing honours. We also have pupils and recent leavers in national and international development squads for hockey, netball, rugby, squash and Olympic trap shooting. But, it is very important to us that students who do not excel at sport can play it for fun with other like-minded people, or can keep fit in the gym or the pool. Being fit for life is every bit as important as winning a match!