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Sporting Ethos

The sporting ethos at WGHS is very much ‘Sport for All’ and every girl is encouraged to take part.

School sport nurtures both teamwork and individual skills, instilling an enjoyment and appreciation of sport for life.

The school has an indoor sports hall, tennis courts, a sports pavilion, playing fields, gymnasium and fitness suite. In addition, there is an AstroTurf pitch and athletics track shared with QEGS. All sports facilities are located within walking distance of the school.

Girls gain much from participating in competitive sport. There is a vast range of different sports within the PE curriculum and many other extracurricular and lifestyle activities are offered in school, for our girls to enjoy.

Excellence is achieved by teams and individuals with much success in local, regional and national competitions. Many girls gain prestigious representative honours each year in their sport, ranging from county to national level.

During their time at WGHS, girls may get the chance to participate in a major overseas sports tour, facing opposition and exploring culturally diverse locations across the world.

Sports on offer

Aerobics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Gymnastics, Health-related Fitness, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby, Self Defence, Squash,Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Trampolining and Yoga.

Key Facts

  • Professional Hockey and Netball coaches assist with school teams
  • Girls are taught a wide range of activities from traditional sports (hockey and netball) to trampolining and self defence
  • WGHS is successful at county, regional and national level whilst ensuring sport for all levels and abilities
  • The department offers a wide range of extra curricular activities both at lunchtime and after school
  • Sports' tours take place every 3 years with girls facing opponents across the globe
  • The Annual Sportswomen's Dinner recognises and achieves girls' achievements
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