The College boasts a strong sporting heritage, with sport being a highly valued aspect of the Catmose College experience. Over twenty-five sports are on offer through the core curriculum of two lessons per week as well as extra-curricular opportunities and activities within the elective programme. The College is proud of its pursuit of sporting excellence and in preparing students for a lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity.
Within the core curriculum, every student is given the best possible opportunity to achieve a high standard in sport and physical education and to develop a wide range of skills, tactics and strategies over a range of team and individual sports.
Extra-curricular sport is a vibrant part of College life, with teams at all age levels participating in a full range of sports and physical activities in local, regional and national competitions. Enrichment clubs, team practices and competitive fixtures operate during lunchtimes and after school throughout the year, while the wide range of sports and physical activities remain popular choices within the electives programme.
The College offers a Sports Scholarship programme to support, stretch and challenge our most gifted and talented sports performers. There are three levels, with the top offering; mentoring, sports science support, training programmes, and free gym membership. The programme has continued to go from strength to strength with a number of students now competing at a national level.
The House system also aims to enrich students’ lived by promoting friendly competition within the College. All students and staff are placed in one of four houses and events take place throughout the year, with students encouraged to participate and represent their House according to their strengths and abilities. Each House is led by a House Captain, elected by their peers.
In total over forty inter-house competitions take place during the year, including football, basketball and cross country, but also events proposed by the different subject areas, for example, cookery, debating, a performing arts talent show and an art and design competition.