We encourage pupils to take part in individual and team sports, whether they are natural athletes or not. The chance to lead and be part of a team develops a healthy approach to competition; a positive attitude towards exercise makes Physical Education an important part of our curriculum.
We have excellent facilities – a spacious multi purpose hall, a dedicated space for dance, two tennis courts, a grass athletics track and a hockey pitch. We are also very proud of our Sports Leadership Programme, allowing girls that are interested to take on leadership responsibilities for different sports activities and events in the school community. Not only does this deepen an interest in sport, but it encourages the development of confidence, communication skills and the opportunity to lead an support others. The Independent Schools Association recently reported on the success of the programme – read more here.
Dodderhill Girls celebrate success in many areas of sporting life, regularly competing at local, district, regional and national level in a variety of sports, individually and as part of a school team. Recent successes include Equestrian, Triathalon and Athletics (read about our recent ISA competition success here). We celebrate the achievements of our most talented sportswomen and the active participation of all team members, from Kindergarten to Senior School.
PE lessons start in Kindergarten and choices grow as girls move through the junior school to the senior school.
Junior School pupils enjoy lessons in music and movement, dance, gymnastics, athletics, rounders, netball, swimming and hockey. Sports clubs (before, during and after school) include rounders, football, tennis, ballet, badminton, trampolining, modern dance, judo, games club and multisports.
Senior School pupils enjoy lessons in netball, hockey, athletics, rounders, badminton, aerobics and gymnastics. Sports clubs include tennis, ballet, trampolining, modern dance and judo.