Physical education and school sport is about students learning about themselves: their capabilities, their potential and their limitations. It´s about increasing self-confidence, self-esteem and encouraging students to become independent learners, as well as part of a team. Here at King James´s our broad and balanced curriculum, extra-curricular sports clubs and house system provide a platform for all our students to grow and flourish, whatever their ability.
The PE department’s extra-curricular programme at lunchtimes, after school and at weekends is extensive. As well as competitive sports, a range of recreational clubs and activities are on offer: depending on the season, students can choose from athletics, badminton, basketball, benchball, cricket, dance, dodgeball, fitness, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, tennis and volleyball.
Throughout the school there is a strong emphasis on inclusion, keeping active and having fun. All activities are extremely well attended at all ages and operate very successfully with support from parents, students and staff.
Although there is something for everyone, our competitive teams achieve considerable success in sports fixtures against other schools.
Information about Knaresborough King James´s Tennis Club, including details of coaching sessions and the Club´s summer newsletter, can be downloaded below.