The major sports for the boys at Ratcliffe College are rugby, hockey and cricket. There are also fixtures run on a regular basis in a number of other activities including football, athletics, cross-country, swimming, tennis, golf, squash and basketball.
Games lessons focus on our major team sports. PE lessons broaden our students’ experience through a wide range of activities covering the major areas as outlined in the National Curriculum. The following activities are covered in PE lessons.
Year 7 – athletics, orienteering, gymnastics, swimming, badminton and tennis
Year 8 – athletics, team-building, trampolining, swimming, health-related fitness, basketball and tennis
Year 9 – athletics, gymnastics, swimming, health-related fitness, basketball and tennis
Year 10 – athletics, life-saving, personal fitness training, badminton, basketball, softball and tennis
Years 11-13 – students in these years take part in the major team games. Those not involved in the squads enjoy a varied programme including football, fitness suite, swimming, dance, aerobics, self-defence, cross-country running, squash, badminton and basketball.
For news in addition to the weekly sports reports which covers, for example, players selected for their county or results from county cup competitions, please refer to the News section of the website.