Our aim at Stroud is to develop competitive, holistic athletes who are ready to progress in specialist games as they move through the school, participating at the appropriate level in inter and intra-school sport.

Developing Physical Literacy in our youngest children begins in Reception. Initializing their sporting development with a ‘FUNdamentals’ programme that s specifically designed to take into account the physiological, psychological and developmental stages of the child. Children are encouraged to develop a firm basis of coordination, balance, agility and movement skills required for sport in order to foster a lifelong love of sport irrespective of ability. Specialist games staff coach through small sided games and activities aimed at developing sporting acumen. Children also follow a programme of Gymnastics and Dance in our full sized sports hall and have the use of the on-site swimming pool and grass athletics track in the summer.

Our Middle and Senior School children progress on to learning sports specific skills whilst still having the opportunity in the older years to experience enhancement activities such as climbing, mountain biking and outward bound trips. Coaching sessions are delivered in small groups by specialist staff promoting enjoyable participation in physical activities.

Sport at Stroud aims to develop the knowledge, attitude, motor skills, social skills and confidence needed to sustain a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Code of Conduct: Sport in IAPS Guidelines