At Maidwell Hall sport is an integral part of school life, with every child playing for an hour every afternoon, with matches on Wednesdays and Saturdays for all forms, apart from the U9’s who play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For boys, the main team games are football for the under 9’s, with rugby, hockey and cricket for the rest of the school. Girls focus on rounders, hockey and netball, with everyone being coached for tennis, athletics, swimming, cross country, squash is also a popular sport. We have our own swimming pool, Astroturf pitch and extensive playing fields. Parents from all schools are welcome to cheer on their teams and join us for our (very delicious) match teas.
An impressive array of other sports are also available for all the children with plenty of competitive opportunities: badminton, basketball, golf, water polo, sailing and riding. We do both clay shooting and rifle shooting at competitive level.
Widespread involvement in sport regardless of talent is an important feature of the school and the chance for all to be in teams. Wherever possible A, B and C teams are fielded in different age groups and talented children are encouraged to participate at county level. There is also a vigorous tradition of house competitions, with every child really getting behind their house. Once a year there is a whole school gymnastics display.