St Leonard’s is committed to the formation of the whole person. The school offers opportunities for the students to participate in a wider range of sport and other activities but it is perhaps best known for its strength on the water in rowing.
All levels of ability are catered for and everyone is encouraged to participate. All clubs and societies help to enrich the activities on offer, while opportunities such as the Duke of Edinburgh help to form lasting friendships and develop life-long skills.
The school is pleased to announce that St Leonard’s has been awarded a Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport. This award recognises the commitment and hard work of staff and pupils in both curricular and extra-curricular PE and Sport.
The afPE Quality Mark recognises the significant difference that high quality Physical Education and Sport makes to the learning and wider experiences of children and young people both within the PE and across the wider curriculum.
All young people are entitled to benefit from a high quality physical education and there is significant evidence to show this supports other learning right across the curriculum. It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence and social skills.
Special thanks are due to the PE department and the numerous pupils who benefit from the experiences they provide. Thanks are also due to the parents who support, collect and encourage their sons/daughters in the various sports on offer at St Leonard’s. It is a great tribute to all involved to receive this external recognition of PE and Sport in the school.