Fixtures and Facilities
At All Hallows, every child from Year 3 upwards has the opportunity to represent All Hallows in team and individual sports at a level that not only challenges them but also gives them the opportunity to make a significant contribution.
Performance is continually monitored ensuring children are playing at the correct level for their physical and emotional development. As such, teams are not fixed and selection decisions, always undertaken with the child in mind, are explained to those involved so everyone is clear as to the reasons for any changes.
We prepare our children to relish the competitive experience and each fixture represents a hugely enjoyable opportunity to learn and to progress. As educators, our primary concern is to have well-matched fixtures. As a result, we will often mix up sides to match our opponents. When the occasion demands, however, we will select performance-based teams to match the competition. We coach our children to play well – winning or losing is simply an outcome of that process - and we judge our success on the enjoyment of a good match with each child giving their all for the team.
An important aspect of our match programme is to teach our children good etiquette both on and off the pitch: giving our visiting teams a warm welcome to All Hallows and ensuring they have an enjoyable afternoon of sport is key.
Tournaments are a feature of our fixture list and offer a fantastic opportunity for the children to gain match experience and to develop their skills. The children greatly enjoy playing their part in their team’s performance at tournaments, and each contribution is valued. In order to provide opportunities for all, we actively seek and promote more tournaments for pupils across the ability range such as B and C team tournaments.
We value enormously the role that parents play in our school sport. The hours standing on boundaries and sidelines that you will give to supporting your child and the school over the years are much appreciated, particularly by your children.
Sports tours are organised in the major team games on a regular basis; the rugby and hockey teams, for example, have enjoyed visits recently to Holland and various regions in England.
Our facilities include
- Over 15 acres of sports pitches
- An Astroturf pitch
- Indoor sports hall including equipment for gymnastics, racket sports and trampolining
- Heated swimming pool with a retractable cover
- Tennis courts also used for netball, and a ‘minis' tennis court
- Numerous cricket, rounders, and rugby pitches
- Facilities for athletic events including a 300m running track, discus cage, and long jump pit
- Indoor and outdoor cricket nets
- Golf driving bays