Sports

Sixth Formers have a range of sporting activities open to them. In recent years the sixth form has run an extremely successful Football team and Rugby team in the autumn and winter months. In terms of helping our students advance or maintain their sporting careers, sixth form PE staff also have excellent links with both Dorchester Rugby Club and Football Club and indeed many other sporting clubs within Dorset. Many of our students go onto earn both county and national honours.

In the summer sixth formers have also been part of the school Cricket team. Our cricket ground looks out over the extremely picturesque Maiden Castle and benefits from a well maintained wicket and astro- turf strip. Our sixth form has an enviable record in various competitions in recent years and sixth form sport is characterised by an atmosphere of both excellence and inclusivity. This year we were delighted that Adam Greaves participated in the Rio Olympics as crew support for the Paralympic sailing.

Women’s sport in the sixth form is also thriving as hockey and netball take centre stage. A range of interschool matches and extra curricula clubs are offered in these sports. Of course the opportunities for running and athletics more generally are also excellent as the school is situated on a beautiful open sight with copious space to exercise. The sixth form has also benefitted in recent years from the 1610 Gym which offers a state of the art gym facility and a fantastic swimming pool. Memberships are discounted for students and many take this opportunity to either unwind or work out at the sports centre. We also have a superb 3G all-weather pitch that students take great advantage of.