Derby Grammar School


At Derby Grammar School, we believe it's important to provide our students with a fully inclusive sporting environment. Through teamwork, encouragement, and skilled guidance, we aim to support our students in achieving their full sporting potential, fostering a lifelong love for sport, and equipping them with valuable life skills that extend beyond the sports field. We are dedicated to nurturing the sporting talent of every student, providing them with opportunities to participate, enjoy and excel in a diverse range of sports and physical activities.

As an all-through school, our Sports Department has a team of highly skilled, professional and experienced staff who specialise in delivering Physical Education and games lessons to students from Reception to Year 13, as well as offering Swimming lessons to students from Reception to Year 6.

Sport is an exceptionally popular option throughout our School and we consistently achieve strong examination results at GCSE and A Level Physical Education and offer an extensive co-curricular programme that caters for mass participation and performance. Our Sports Scholarship programme provides students with an off-field platform to cultivate their sporting talents, unleashing their potential to excel on and off the sports field.

Derby Grammar School places a strong emphasis on ensuring that all students have ample opportunities to represent the School in a balanced, competitive, and enjoyable range of sports fixtures, inter-house competitions, and regularly competes in local, regional, and national sporting events throughout the year.

We have substantial playing fields and on-site sports facilities that allow our students to engage and participate in sport and physical activities throughout the school day and we are very proud to have our own dedicated sports centre, Rykneld Sports Centre, which provides our students with access to high-quality sports facilities during lesson time. This includes two full-sized rugby pitches, a full-sized floodlight football/hockey astroturf pitch, badminton courts, basketball courts, a netball court, indoor cricket nets, and a fitness suite.

We acknowledge the role a healthy active lifestyle plays in the overall success and development of our students and we strive to offer a diverse range of opportunities to promote healthy living and overall well-being. Therefore, we ensure that our students are able to participate in a wide variety of sports and physical activities as they progress through the school. These sports include rugby, hockey, cricket, basketball, badminton, short tennis, athletics, football, netball, swimming, gymnastics, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, and health-related fitness activities.

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Derby Grammar School

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