We strive to offer an inclusive and dynamic co-curricular sporting programme for all Woodhouse Grove students, whatever their interests and abilities.
Sport is an important aspect of life at Woodhouse Grove and we strive to provide as many opportunities as possible for our pupils to enjoy a competitive sporting environment and represent the school in competitive fixtures.
Saturday is match day and over 75% of our pupils represent the school on a regular basis. We want all our Grovians to be proud of what they achieve as individuals and the contribution they can make to school teams.
Woodhouse Grove enjoys an enviable record in inter-school competition and regularly achieves County and National honours in a wide range of sports. We seek to be one of the top schools in the North of England in terms of our sporting provision and performances.
Our strong relationships with a number of national governing bodies - including Bradford City FC, Leeds Rhinos Netball and Yorkshire Rugby allows our students to extend their passion for sport at higher levels. These students are also supported by our Grove Athlete Education Programme (GAEP) to help them fit sporting commitments around their academic work.
Sport also plays a part in pupils developing strong leadership skills and opportunities are provided for them to work with their peers and younger pupils, alongside PE staff.
Competitive fixtures and after-school practices are offered in the following:
Autumn Term – rugby, netball, basketball, swimming, squash, table tennis, badminton, cross country and climbing
Spring Term – rugby 7s, netball, football, basketball, swimming, squash, table tennis, badminton, cross country and climbing
Summer Term – cricket, tennis, athletics and triathlon
Some of our sport in a bit more detail...
Each age group trains twice a week after school. Our coaching team works hard to ensure a player centred approach to the game, enabling students to compete with confidence at all levels.
Cricket is available across all year groups and practices run twice weekly alongside games lessons. There is a full Saturday fixture list and our teams compete on both local and national levels.
A club for those who like running; whether it is road, trail, fells or cross-country – at a jog or flat out race-pace. Training takes place after school and alternates speed work / repetition with sociable runs around the locale, catering for runners of all abilities.
Takes place during the spring term with a school team for every year up to U15. Years 11 to 13 compete for places on the 1st and 2nd team. Training takes place during the week on our all weather pitch if necessary and matches are played on Saturdays and during games afternoons.
The main girls’ sport at Woodhouse Grove, netball is currently played on a co-curricular basis by over 130 girls in years 7 to 13.
Table-tennis club runs weekly for pupils in years 7-9, providing a fun activity with emphasis on developing skills and competitive play.
For a full list of sport fixtures, times and locations please visit our school sport website.
For information on the Grove Athlete Education Programme, please click here.
For information on our facilities, please click here.
Woodhouse Grove Sport Code of ConductDownload
Co-curricular Sport Performance IndicatorsDownload