At BGS we hold the firm belief that sport has an important part to play in the physical and social development of all young people. Sport is not just for those with exceptional ability. All pupils except for the Sixth Form have PE/Games as part of the curriculum. However, outside of that time there is plenty of opportunity for pupils to try out new sports and get involved.
Rugby, cricket, netball, hockey and tennis are the main sports for the boys and girls respectively. These are played both during and outside of lesson time. Each year we have a number of pupils who are selected to play for the county and northern region, and some go on to represent England at both junior and adult level.
However, there are many other thriving sports which are equally enjoyed. Rowing, table tennis, badminton, swimming, cross-country and athletics provide the main interest, with squash, sailing, water polo and rounders also played.
School teams frequently undertake tours, often to exotic locations. Such tours provide an unforgettable experience. In the recent past, tour destinations have included Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, St Lucia, USA, Canada and Kenya.
At the heart of our sporting prowess are outstanding facilities. The school has its own 25m swimming pool and playing fields on site. There is an all-weather pitch, along with 10 tennis courts, netball courts, sports hall and gymnasia for junior and senior pupils. Rowing takes place on the Aire at Saltaire, where the school has its own boat house, and for sailing we use the facilities at Doe Park.