|…pupils' strong achievement in activities beyond the classroom is palpable. The pupils' sporting success is a particular strength of the school, while those whose interests lie in more aesthetic pursuits also achieve at a high level.
Sports at Denstone College
The College offers a wide range of sporting activities. Denstone is developing a national reputation for sporting excellence across rugby, hockey, netball and cricket. There is a state of the art Sports Hall, an indoor six lane swimming pool, a professional-standard nine-hole golf course, two Astroturf all weather pitches and an athletics track, as well as ten netball and sixteen tennis courts. Recent additions include the Adamson’s Sports Complex, a £2 million pound facility comprising changing rooms, social areas and further netball and tennis courts. We have county representation across our major sports in every age group with seven former pupils who have left in the last three years with full time professional sports contracts.
The main sports for girls are hockey and netball, with tennis and athletics in the summer, and the main sports for boys are rugby, hockey and cricket. These games are at the heart of our full programme of inter-school and inter-house competitions. A typical sports afternoon will see in the region of twenty highly competitive fixtures, and almost every pupil will represent the College on the sports field during their time here. We played 35 inter school fixtures across five sports concurrently involving well over half of the College last year.
Sport is important for all at Denstone, both for its own sake and for the development of the personal and social qualities which it nurtures. Denstonians are participators not spectators.