Sport

We are incredibly proud of the provision, accessibility and success that Caldicott continues to enjoy year on year with Sport. We aim to give every boy access to quality coaching, facilities and opportunities to find enjoyment through sport, regardless of the term or season.

Throughout the years we have won countless galas, athletics and tennis meets, golf competitions, cricket, football, basketball and rugby competitions.  In terms of notable, national successes, our list is similarly impressive. Although the key to measuring sporting success is not just down to win loss ratios and the number of trophies that we collect.

However, as a school, the sporting programme that we are most proud of is the exciting and meaningful internal competitions for our senior boys who may find themselves in the ‘lower end teams’. These boys will still play in standard school fixtures, but we have also created novel internal competitions, which allow the pupils to participate in front of a whole school audience. In Rugby, we have named this competition the ‘Caldicott Super Sevens’ and in Cricket it is the ‘Caldicott Premier League’. Boys get to perform in their respective teams across a term with the relevant finals taking place in front of the whole school, with the teams participating in coloured kits with loud music and commentary; this year we even had fireworks and smoke bombs!

This has been a tremendous way to engage the sporting programme with pupils, staff and parents and also a great format to engender a community spirit that supports and promotes sport at all levels. In many ways, these sporting programmes have aligned themselves philosophically with the spirit of the school and has allowed the community to celebrate success at every level. We have also ensured sustainability of this programme by promoting and celebrating their format within the school community, so much so that pupils aspire to be involved in these competitions.

Significantly, we also have a strong history of boys achieving sports scholarships to some of the country’s most prestigious sporting schools including Wellington College, Harrow School and Bradfield College to name but a few.

Sporting prowess is our aim, but good manners (both on the field and on the touchline), being humble in victory and showing good grace in defeat, are also regarded as essential qualities.

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