Sport Scholarship | year 12 | 16+
With its excellent pupil to staff ratio, St Edmund’s School can guarantee its Scholars the personal and professional attention that their talents deserve.
The highly prized title of ‘Scholar’ exemplifies pupils who contribute to the whole of school life but will take advantage of the many extension opportunities to develop their academic abilities. Our specialist, dedicated teachers nurture this enthusiasm, inspiring pupils to reach greater heights.
St Edmund’s School is well-known for the excellence of both boys’ and girls’ sport. For boys, the principal sports are football, hockey, cricket and tennis; for girls, hockey, netball, cricket, football and tennis. Both boys and girls also participate in a range of other sports including squash, trampolining, badminton, basketball, horse riding, climbing, golf, athletics and swimming.
The school stands in 60 acres of beautiful grounds which include extensive playing fields, an all-weather pitch, six tennis courts and four netball courts. There are squash courts, a multi-function sports hall, a Health and Fitness suite and an outdoor swimming pool.
St Edmund’s fosters close links with local clubs and activity centres including Canterbury Hockey Club, Invicta East Kent Athletics Club, Boughton Golf Club, Deepdene Stables, Chimera Indoor Climbing Centre and Canterbury Pilgrims Netball Club. In addition, our strong relationship with Chelsea Football Club Foundation gives opportunities for talented footballers, both boys and girls, to receive Level 3 coaching and a potential pathway through to professional clubs.
Dedication, motivation and good communication are vital for Sport Scholars to achieve their goals. We are proud to have supported some top-class sportsmen and women over recent years who have represented their County and Country in various sports, most notably cricket and athletics. We very much look forward to welcoming the next generation of Sport Scholars, helping them to navigate a pathway to similar impressive achievements.