10 Acres of Sports Fields
We have a great sporting reputation at Richmond House School. We are equipped with excellent sports facilities including 10 acres of playing fields providing plenty of space for cross country running and incorporating football and rugby pitches, a cricket square, netball and tennis courts, athletics facilities, two pavilions and, uniquely, crown green bowling and petanque facilities!
At Richmond House School, sport plays a key role in the education of our children. Our full time specialist sports teacher, Mr Simon Lowe, teaches all the children from Nursery through to Year 6, enabling skill progression and development of individual ability. Our Assistant Head, Mrs Sharon Young, is also a specialist trained PE teacher and she supports Mr Lowe in Games lessons and girls fixtures. We believe it is important for all children to enjoy sport, and with excellent teaching, they can all make significant progress.
The school operates an inclusive sports policy whatever a child’s ability and, with the wide range of sporting activities on offer, all children are given a chance to find a sport they enjoy and to represent their school in sports teams.
Games and PE
Games and PE lessons are geared towards participation, enjoyment, developing team-working skills and achieving a high level of performance. We teach a range of sports, including rugby, hockey, football, netball, rounders, athletics, gymnastics, dance, and have recently introduced lacrosse. As well as our extensive on site facilities, we make use of local venues so that we can offer swimming for Years 3 and 4. We also offer many after school and lunchtime clubs to give children extra opportunities to develop their skills. These are led by our specialist staff or external organisations.
Our teams regularly compete against other schools across Yorkshire, from Year 3 in a wide variety of sports including rugby, netball, football, cricket, rounders and swimming, and cross country from Reception age.
Many of our pupils continue to excel at their chosen sports at senior school, two of our most notable former pupils are the world champion triathletes, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.