What does Sports College status mean to the Academy and the community?
We hope that by these means we will be able to enhance involvement in sport and sporting excellence in our school and in the wider community. Most particularly we hope to promote that enjoyment of sport and physical recreation which leads to ongoing involvement and a more healthy and active community. These include football, volleyball, table tennis, cricket, rugby, martial arts, dance, gymnastics (including trampolining) and climbing. We also host satellite and judo and table tennis clubs, having previously hosted netball and boxing clubs.
Although the range of sports we are involved in is very wide, our traditional ‘big’ sports like football, netball and athletics continue to have real importance. We also focus on gymnastics (including trampolining) table tennis, dance and health and well-being.
We have held National Titles in trampolining and table tennis in recent years. We have a particular mission for developing these sports. Although there is a specific focus on sport we still hold absolutely to our belief in striving for the very best possible academic outcomes.
We believe that a happy and successful involvement in sport can be a very positive way of raising achievement in all aspects of school life. Our elite performers receive lifestyle support and guidance.
We are champion of the Black Country School Games:
We have been the overall winners of the games 5 times in the last 7 years. We enter more sports than any other school in the competition. This makes us the most successful sporting school in the whole of the Black Country.