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Sporting Ethos

Sport is an integral part of life at Langley School. It provides an opportunity for students to gain confidence, develop all aspects of physical fitness and learn a range of skills and techniques in a wide variety of different sporting activities.

Sport at Langley is also a medium through which many life skills are developed. These include teamwork, health and fitness, safety, communication, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, fair play and respect for others. Individuals are also encouraged to develop their own character and personality through early exposure to competitive situations.

Enjoyment

At Langley, all students are encouraged to take a full and active part in the sports offered through the curriculum. Participation is the key and it is hoped that everyone will find their relative strengths in an inclusive programme. The traditional team sports are offered throughout the year and we aim for all individuals to be involved at a level that suits their ability.
We play a comprehensive and competitive fixture list against a range of schools locally, regionally, and nationally in our major sports. Where possible, students are given the opportunity to play for A, B and C teams and enjoyment through competition is the aim. When selected, students are expected to prioritise their commitment to fixtures mid-week, after school and at weekends. In exceptional circumstances a fixture may be missed only if written permission has been sought from the Headmaster well in advance.
A wide variety of alternative and individual sports are added to the curriculum in the 6th form.
These timetabled lessons are complemented by an extensive activities programme which runs every afternoon. This enables pupils to progress further or to try other sports such as kayaking, judo, polo, gliding, sailing, table tennis, skiing, dance, zumba, golf and fencing.

Excellence

In addition to participation levels, students are encouraged to set their sights high in terms of their achievement. Many Langley students have excelled in recent years and their physical literacy and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) are well managed to maximise their potential in their chosen sports. The mental and physical development of the individual is put at the heart of any such programme and educational timetables can be specifically tailored in exceptional circumstances.
Langley School offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries for outstanding young sports men and women. If you are interested, please speak to our Admissions Team (email: admissions@langleyschool.co.uk / 01508 520210 ext 2

Expertise

Students benefit from a very high level of coaching and mentoring from a highly experienced team of professional teachers and coaches. These include staff with international playing and coaching experience in a number of sports. We have recently expanded the teaching staff to include two full time sports analysts and strength and conditioning coaches.
We also benefit through our Sporting Partnership Programme.

Environment

The senior school site comprises 110 acres of Norfolk countryside and grounds with good modern facilities in a beautiful and historic setting. The extensive playing fields are able to accommodate exclusive rugby, football, hockey, cricket, rounders and athletics venues year round. In addition we have a floodlit astroturf pitch, netball and tennis courts (including planned new grass courts to be laid in 2015/16) and a 9 hole golf course.
Our existing Sports Hall has benefitted from being recently refurbished with an Olympic floor and a sprung floor was installed in the multi-purpose Malcom Hall in the new Sixth form centre. The purpose-built gymnasium has a range of free and fixed weights, cardio-vascular and resistance machines and a bank of rowing machines for racing/training.

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