Sport is an integral part of day-to-day life here at Emanuel. At the heart of our offering is an understanding that sport and activity provides opportunities for improving health and fitness, boosting wellbeing, and developing character. We believe in engendering a love of sport and activity, where every pupil can benefit from being involved as part of team and as an individual.
Our sporting programme allows pupils to be introduced to a wide variety of sports from an early age, developing a broad range of athletic skills and producing superior all-round games players. As pupils progress through the school, they can begin to specialise in their chosen sports, but still retain the breadth of opportunity should they wish to diversify.
We are ambitious, running over 1000 inter-school fixtures each year with significantly more teams than many other independent schools in our performance sports. Our sports facilities are very busy throughout the week with training and fixtures with significant numbers of pupils having the opportunity of representing the school and competing alongside their peers. The majority of these matches take place on Saturday mornings – meaning the school and sports grounds are alive with pupils and parents at the weekend – though regional and national cup competition fixtures will often be scheduled for midweek. Our co-ed House sports competition ensures that girls and boys have opportunities to compete alongside one another as part of their House teams.
Training sessions take place before and after school, as well as during designated Games afternoons for each year group, with a full programme of sports specific strength and conditioning to prepare our athletes from Year 9 upwards. All sessions are coached by highly-skilled, qualified sports specialists many with extensive experience within professional sport as competitors and coaches.
We are aiming to be the top co-educational school for sport in south-west London and to build on recent successes at national and regional level across our sports.
Our sporting programme can split into three different strands: performance, development and engagement. Further details can be found below along with details of school fixtures.