Sport and Physical Education play an important part of everyday life at Leweston and there is an impressive range of sports for pupils to take advantage of. All pupils are encouraged to pursue any sport that interests them with the support to develop and achieve to the best of their ability and compete at the level of competition that they aspire to.
The mainstream sports of Hockey, Netball and Tennis are well represented with opportunities at all levels and pupils are regularly selected for District, County and Regional development centres. A comprehensive and extensive fixture programme is in place to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in competitive matches at their own level. These fixtures take place both during the week as well as on Saturdays. There is also a strong tradition of Inter-House competitions where all pupils participate in a full range of sporting events.
Leweston pupils dominate the Cross-Country circuit at County and Regional level. Leweston most recently qualified for the ESAA National School’s Cup Final held in Liverpool in 2016. The school regularly hosts the Regional Championships and its teams are seen at the top of the podium at numerous competitions. There is a tailor made programme for all runners at whatever level they perform, led by dedicated and internationally experienced coaches.
The fine tradition of distance running at the school also translates to the athletics track, where Leweston pupils thrive. In 2017 the Senior team qualified for the ESAA Cup Regional Finals. Many of our athletes compete at the National IAPS Athletics Finals with one pupils crowned National 1500m Champion in 2017.
Similarly, the swimming programme is the envy of many. There are coached swim sessions every day catering for beginners and elite performers alike. The latter, rather like the runners, have individual programmes to fit around their busy academic, music or drama commitments.
It is perhaps, in the combination of swimming and running, that the school is gaining unrivalled success with the multi-sport competitions, building up to the full Modern Pentathlon. For more information visit the Pentathlon section of the school website.
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To read more about Leweston's vision for sport please view the brochure below: