As well as the importance placed on the major games of each term, in which we both strive for and achieve National success, it is equally important to provide a wide range of different sporting opportunities for all our pupils, whatever their standard. We actively encourage pupils to participate at the best level they can and aim to equip every pupil with confidence and enthusiasm to enjoy sport and an active lifestyle both in school and beyond.
Foremarke has a long tradition of sporting excellence with both Regional and National success, and is passionately committed as ever to maximising pupils’ potential at whatever level they play and fostering sporting excellence. We have a strong reputation both locally and nationally for the quality of our sports teams. Many national trophies across our major sports have been won in recent years.
Children benefit a great deal from the exercise, challenge and fun that a really full sports programme provides. The PE Department has five specialist staff who teach right across the school. In Years 7 and 8 we run an extensive fixture list during all three terms in our major sports (see below) fielding where possible 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams. In Years 4, 5 and 6 we run two teams per age group most weeks. Other competitive sports on offer at Foremarke include Swimming, Athletics, Fencing and Tennis. Parents are encouraged to support our teams when playing in “away” matches and events.
Our major sports throughout the year are:
- Michaelmas Term Lent Term Summer Term
- Football (boys)
- Hockey (girls) Hockey (boys)
- Netball (girls) Cricket (boys)
- Rounders (girls)
- Tennis (girls)
The sports facilities are superb and in the most delightful setting to allow all pupils the chance to take part as well as to train to a high level:
- A full-size floodlit sand based astro-turf
- Six lane 25m indoor heated swimming pool
- Sports Hall with 3 indoor cricket nets and a climbing wall
- Hard Netball Courts
- 6 Cricket pitches – 4 Grass Squares, 1 Artificial Wicket and a Cricket Pavilion
- 9 Football Pitches
- 6 Rounders Pitches
- 1 Rugby Pitch
- Grass Running Track and Cross Country Course
- 4 hard Tennis Courts
- Lake for Sailing and Canoeing
- Low ropes course
- We also utilise Repton School’s outstanding facilities.
Sports Scholarships and Bursaries are available at Foremarke at 11+.
More details can be found within the Scholarships and Bursaries page of the website, please click here.