Sport is at the heart of school life providing every student with the opportunity to fulfil their sporting aspirations in the embodiment of the school’s motto ‘Auctore Deo’.
The department consists of seven highly qualified and enthusiastic Physical Education teachers ably supported by a number of staff members from other curriculum areas. This knowledge base allows students to have the opportunities to compete at house, district, county, regional, national and even international level.
At Campion we are blessed with a large expanse of green space allowing for 7 rugby pitches as well as a football pitch and cricket square. In the summer this space transforms into an athletics venue, in which we have a 400m grass track as well as a multi-purpose jumps pit, shot put circle and discus cage. Our facilities also include an all-weather astro turf surface, swimming pool, sports hall and gymnasium as well as 3BX Fitness Suite.
At Campion the pupils experience a broad range of sporting opportunities that stretch across the curriculum. In the younger years practical PE is the focus providing an emphasis on participation, a healthy lifestyle and a breadth of experience across a wide range of activities. At KS4 & 5 the specialisms of GCSE, A level and BTEC sports courses allows pupils to refine and develop their sporting interests.
We are proud of our extensive and inclusive extra-curricular programme which encourages pupils to commit to training sessions on a weekly basis. Clubs run throughout the year, before, during and after school, as pupils develop their catholic values through involvement in sport.
Over the years, Campion has developed a national sporting pedigree. In Rugby Union we remain the only state school to win the prestigious NatWest Cup, previously known as the Daily Mail Cup. Our fixture card runs across two full terms and allows us to compete against some of the country’s finest rugby playing schools. When summer arrives, our pupils strive to make progress in the national athletics competition.
The schools focus on sport allows staff to broaden the sporting horizons of our young people through taking students on a variety of sporting tours both at home and abroad. These memorable experiences give our students exposure to sport in a new environment as well as a cultural immersion.