At Cranford, we know that pupils benefit from a breadth of sporting opportunities and consistency in this offer. In order to provide this balance, pupils enjoy over 10 hours of PE and Games curriculum time and the chance to extend this every day with an optional additional hour of co-curricular or extra-curricular sport (before or after school).

In Games lessons, we prepare our pupils for their competitive fixtures within our major sports:

BoysFootballHockeyCricket or Tennis
GirlsHockeyFootball or NetballCricket or Tennis

Pupils enjoys 8-12 fixtures each term and all children in Years 3-6 benefit from the opportunity to play for the school. Pupils are able to continue to play their favourite sports all year by attending our weekly after- or before-school Academy sessions in Football, Cricket, Hockey, Netball and Tennis. Led by our specialist PE teachers and external coaches, these sessions focus on skill development, game awareness and fun!

In PE lessons, which run alongside Games in the curriculum, pupils are provided with the opportunity to study a wider array of sports, from Gymnastics and Swimming to Squash, Badminton and everything in between.

Pupils also enjoy the opportunity to swim as part of their curriculum lessons and benefit from being taught by our expert, dedicated coaches. They also benefit from the use of excellent facilities across our 20-acre campus, including a heated, covered swimming pool, modern Sports Hall, large playing field and astro-turf.

"The school clearly values the progress of each and every one of its pupils as much as success for the top teams."

Cranford Parent

Sport for all and Pathways to Excellence: What makes us different?

  • 10 hours of curriculum sport with the opportunity for additional before- and after-school sports clubs every day
  • The Cranford Football, Cricket and Hockey Academies provide exciting opportunities for pupils to develop their skills beyond the curriculum, benefiting from specialist sports coaching and encouragement
  • Breadth of sporting opportunity – dynamic Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis provision supported by our highly qualified, expert coaches
  • An emphasis on fun, inclusivity and skills development – strong relationships and a focus on knowing every child as an individual helps us to ensure that sport is fun for everyone!
  • Highly experienced team of PE teachers and coaches