St Edmund’s School provides opportunities for all pupils to participate in co-curricular sport, and so enjoy the many attendant benefits – increased fitness and skills; increased confidence; and experience in communication, teamwork and leadership.
Pupils can use the facilities outside the formal curriculum to exercise alone or with friends – for example, the swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness suite – or can take part in a rich and varied palette of competitive and recreational team sport opportunities.
St Edmund’s is the only independent school in the area to offer football as its main invasion game, and is very successful at local level. Many of our pupils play for clubs outside school, and our burgeoning relationship with Chelsea Football Club’s youth development team will provide pathways for individuals to develop their game beyond school.
Girls’ football is increasingly popular, and we encourage pupils of all abilities to play football, improve their skills and develop their understanding of the game. We push our elite players, but also provide for those who wish to play recreationally.
Hockey has been a staple of sporting life at St Edmund’s in recent years. We field boys’ and girls’ teams across all age groups, with fixtures at a local and regional level. The school enjoys tournament success, and welcomes schools in the area to our own high-level competitions. Many of our pupils play for local clubs (we work closely with Canterbury Hockey Club) and we arrange hockey tours – most recently to Holland.
Cricket is pursued with great passion and success at St Edmund’s by both boys and girls, with our pupil body including county and international players
We field boys’ teams across all age groups, and have an excellent competitive record. The 1st XI fixtures list now includes the MCC, and from 2020 the team will play on a new ground.