Junior School Sport

Participation in Sport, at all levels, is at the heart of our ethos at Royal Russell.  Sport teaches teamwork, resilience, discipline and all important lessons in winning and losing.

We believe in sport for all and from the earliest age our girls and boys enjoy a range of sports and games.

In our Lower Junior setting, children have specialist PE, Games and swimming lessons, making full use of the extensive facilities on offer.

In Upper Juniors, children are coached in a wide range of sport including football, netball, hockey, basketball, rounders, cricket, gymnastics, athletics and trampolining.  With our small year groups, all children participate in regular competitive fitures against local schools, in either A or B teams and children of all abilities enjoy representing their school.

House competitions and our Athletic Sports Days for all children from Nursery to Year 6 encourages all children to do their best in a fun, nurturing environment.

Royal Russell has an excellent reputation of sporting success in local, regional and national competitions, winning many major titles and trophies.  Children demonstrating exceptional skills and sporting potential are quickly identified and placed in carefully designed development programmes which are monitored by our highly qualified teachers and specialist coaches, across the Junior and Senior School.

Our exceptional onsite facilities include, 4 full size and 4 junior size grass football pitches, a new national standard floodlit hockey pitch and 2 further new floodlit all-weather games areas for Netball and Tennis.  We also have a large well equipped sports hall, a gymnasium, a 25m indoor swimming pool and separate teaching pool.  A challenging cross-country course winds its way through our extensive grounds.

For any questions relating to Sport or our Senior School Sports Scholarships please contact our Director of Sport gthurstans@royalrussell.co.uk for more information.