Sport for All
Holme Grange’s fantastic facilities and dedicated coaching staff ensure that no matter how sporting your child may be, their enthusiasm and passion will be supported wholeheartedly. Our aim is to create a lifelong love of sport with our pupils so that they continue to be active even after they leave us. We firmly believe in participation for all and want everyone to find their sporting experience positive at school.
Pupils may apply for a sports scholarship on entry into Year 7. Candidates are expected to show talent, flair and potential across a range of sports and be prepared to represent the school in competitive fixtures and tournaments. Candidates should be at County standard or equivalent in their chosen sport.
We offer extra training for gifted and talented sports students and our sports scholars when they get to Eaton Grange. Before School starts in the morning students can work on individual skills, improve on their fitness or join a member of the P.E. department in a HITT or circuit session.
We also recognise the need to support students who compete at elite levels, with their academic demands. It’s extremely important to us that students feel they can achieve what they set out to both on and off the field.
Holme Grange is proud of its sporting heritage. In recent years Holme Grange pupils have gone on to play for international and club teams. They regularly return to support the P.E. staff and share their expertise. Read more here.
Holme Grange students can take part in inter-school fixtures and tournaments throughout the year. Parents are warmly invited to attend support on the sidelines. We regularly field sides for county, regional and national competitions. Read more about recent sporting success.
We acknowledge that not all pupils like or want to play traditional team sports like rugby and hockey. In addition, we understood that it can become very demotivating when a child is always in the lowest teams and traveling to matches for a very short amount of game time. We believe in meaningful and appropriate games experience, which is key to athlete learning. Hence we introduce the Alternative Option from Year 7 upwards whereby we provide pupils with a plethora of opportunities like rock-climbing, trampolining, yoga. This offers pupils a different route into sport while still giving them a chance to excel.