Why We Do It
Warminster School strongly believes that sport is a key component of an all-round education. We believe that sport plays an extremely important role in preparing our pupils for the future. Alongside keeping fit and understanding the need for a healthy lifestyle, sport at Warminster School helps our pupils develop their understanding of the importance of teamwork, commitment, responsibility and leadership; all of which will help equip the pupils for life beyond the school gates.
Sport is delivered through a well-organised and balanced programme which incorporates the skills required to enable pupils to attain their potential. Warminster is an inclusive school and believes firmly that every pupil should be encouraged to fulfil their potential and therefore all pupils are given the opportunity to represent the School in sport. Regardless of whether they play for the first or fourth team their contribution is acknowledged and celebrated.
At Warminster we believe in participating in sport to the best of our ability. We aim to win as many matches as we can and consequently work hard in all training sessions. We are realistic and know that there are times when we will come up against better opposition; in these situations we learn from our mistakes and turn the negative of losing into a positive of learning and being better prepared next time. Sport can be seen to represent life and we want our pupils to be prepared to face the ups and downs that life will throw at them; hence the pupils must learn to deal with disappointment and come back better, faster and more skilful next time!
Opportunity for All
At Warminster, we believe in fostering and encouraging opportunities for all. Every pupil will be given the chance to maximise their full sporting potential and to represent the School in competitive interschool fixtures from as early as Year 2.
Talent Identification Programme
We offer a bespoke programme (WASP), for our elite athletes and sportsmen and women. During their time at Warminster they are trained, mentored and supported by a team of highly skilled professionals. We value the pursuit of excellence through both personal development and teamwork.
Balanced Working Environment
We fully support and encourage a strong balance between academia and sport. At Warminster, we strongly believe that sport plays a vital role in building strength of character and instilling lifelong habits of discipline that lead to a healthy and well-rounded individual.
Warminster engages on a regular basis with the local community through its strong primary school links and specialist masterclass sessions. Links are formed and nurtured between the School and local clubs and our pupils are encouraged to join them and play for them as appropriate. Many local sports clubs share our facilities when they are not in use by the School.
Leadership for Life
Through sport we are committed and determined to ensure that pupils develop their ‘soft skills’. Thus we provide them with many leadership opportunities. They are encouraged to develop determination in the face of adversity. We also encourage them to be aware of their responsibility to themselves to remain fit and healthy and their responsibility to the team to have a positive mental approach. Good communication and team working skills are seen as essential. This area of development is increasingly vital in an ever-expanding global market and prepares our pupils for a life beyond school.