A leading day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 4 - 13 yrs set on the idyllic North Norfolk Coast
 

Sport

We aim to strike the balance between ‘sport for excellence’ and ‘sport for all’, encouraging a competitive spirit but with a strong emphasis on fair play and team work.  Throughout the year, all pupils – whatever their strengths – will represent Beeston in a team sport. Some of our children represent county and region, and many compete for their senior schools, sometimes nationally. Our aim, however, is for every child to leave Beeston with a sense of enjoyment and confidence in games-playing and the benefit of physical activity for life.

Each year group is timetabled to have Games each day and one Physical Education session per week. With this bolstered by matches, activities, clubs and extra training (for those playing at county level and above), most children will have about 10 hours of vigorous sporting activity each week.

For a small school, we have an unusually large pool of sporting talent and regularly punch above our weight – the last 6 years has seen us reach 9 IAPS national hockey finals. We are incredibly proud of our sporting achievements: over the last 12 years our children have been awarded 39 sports scholarships to 14 national senior schools.

The children benefit from excellent sporting facilities, centrally located, to provide a fantastic sporting arena. We enjoy a full size astroturf that is used for hockey, cricket, football, touch rugby and tennis. There is a 20 metre outdoor heated swimming pool, a large sports hall that is used for a wide range of sports, a shooting range and a rubber-crumb outdoor multi-sports surface. The school has 4 rugby pitches, 3 netball courts, 4 badminton courts, 5 rounders pitches, 7 tennis courts, an athletics field and a putting lawn. As well as fantastic facilities, pupils also have the opportunity to go on a number of sports tours’ in a variety of sports. The most exciting being the Barcelona Hockey Tour that takes place every two years.

Games and PE are taught by experienced, well-qualified staff and specialist external coaches who visit the school weekly. Together they support a vast number of teams competing across all age ranges, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in all the major sports as well as the minor sports. We can also arrange specialist one-to-one coaching for individual children in cricket, tennis and swimming. When children have individual sporting interests out of school, we make arrangements so as to encourage and foster these pursuits. Beeston has launched a Sports Academy programme wherein the school’s specialist coaches in swimming, cricket, tennis, rugby and hockey are able to nurture talent in workshops throughout the school term and during the holidays.

Throughout the year at Beeston, children have the opportunity to enjoy the following
sports:
Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Ballet
Basketball
Beach games
Canoeing
Cricket
Cross Country
Cycling Proficiency
Dance
Fencing
Football
Geo-caching
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Horse riding
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Netball
Orienteering
Rounders
Rugby
Sailing
Shooting
Squash
Surfing
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Volleyball

Sports Camps

Cricket Camp, October Half Term. For more information, please follow the link – Cricket Camp October 2020

My cricket coach at school is probably the reason I was selected for County Cricket.

Current Pupil

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