Sport

Sport is an integral part of Giggleswick life. All pupils up to Year 11 follow a structured PE programme, in addition to games afternoons. Sixth form pupils have games afternoons throughout the year following their chosen sports. We enter various competitions at both regional and national levels.

 

A number of parents choose Giggleswick when their child begins to show real promise in a sport – the extended day and boarding ethos enables pupils to dedicate the time required to excel in a sport.

 

Sports Clubs and skills clinics are also offered to give pupils of all ages access to new sports. Current clubs include Dance, Basketball, Swimming, Lifesaving, Fives, Indoor Cricket nets, Table Tennis, Mixed Hockey, Badminton, Squash, Strength and conditioning and Taekwondo.

 

Our 250 acre site is home to some excellent facilities which include several rugby and cricket pitches, tennis courts, both grass and hard, netball courts, the spectacular ‘Top Pitch’ where the 1st XI play cricket, an all-weather floodlit pitch for hockey and football, fives and squash courts as well as cross country routes, a mountain bike track and access to the adjacent Settle Golf Club. We have a new £1.5 million sports hall which caters for various indoor sports, including cricket (4 nets), badminton, basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis, hockey and football, a dance area, an indoor swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness centre.

We offer a full fixture list for all priority sports, regular sports tours and each year a number of pupils are selected to represent the district and county in a variety of sports. Pupils are also encouraged to follow courses in coaching, umpiring/refereeing and related sports awards.