At Dauntsey's we believe that sport plays an essential role in the development of character and should be an integral part of daily life at School
Sporting opportunities are everywhere and there really is something for everyone, from elite athletes to energetic all-rounders.
As well as developing physical skills and fitness, participation in sport builds confidence, resilience and mental toughness. It gives pupils a real sense of achievement, extends their leadership skills and teaches them the importance of teamwork and discipline. All of these are vital life skills that are easily transferable into many other aspects of life. However, enjoyment is essential and our aim is to provide ‘sport for all’ whilst pursuing excellence for the most talented individuals.
As well as our major sports of rugby, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, athletics and tennis for the boys and hockey, netball, athletics and tennis for the girls, we run a thriving extra-curricular programme. This allows pupils to represent the School in such sports as swimming, rifle shooting, fencing and equestrian.
Team sports in particular give our pupils a real sense of achievement, they help to learn leadership, teamwork and self-discipline – qualities that will set them up for life beyond the sports pitches.
I love the variety of sports and the amount of time that we get to enjoy them – being part of a team, working towards a common goal and keeping active and fit at the same time.Fifth form pupil