Exciting developments to our sports facilities at Warwick Schools Foundation
Sport is an integral part of a Warwick Schools Foundation education. Enabling all our pupils to develop their sporting interests requires outstanding facilities. Our ambition is to ensure that we can offer unrivalled opportunities for those whose interest is recreational as well as our elite sportspeople.
Developments include refurbishment of 17 acres of the Kingsley Sports Fields in Leamington Spa, as well as new cricket nets, additional Astroturf pitches, tennis and netball courts, and a new pavilion with changing facilities and associated support for sports services and hospitality at the Foundation's Warwick campus.
There are also plans to enable better access to facilities for all pupils in the Foundation. By developing each site in parallel, and taking into account the needs of all our pupils, we can create a suite of facilities which benefit the whole Foundation community. With each site being just a short journey from each other, it will be possible to ‘mix and match’ usage, extending opportunities without compromising access.
"The schools’ Directors of Sport have worked together with the Foundation Bursar and architects from Lawson Ward Studio to maximise the sporting opportunities on site. These plans create maximum flexibility in delivering an ever-widening range of sporting activities and increase sporting opportunities for all our pupils." Richard Nicholson, Foundation Principal
“At Warwick Prep, we have a proven record of developing a life long love of sport and providing competitive opportunities for our children, enabling them to compete at a national level year on year. Investing and providing world-class sporting facilities raises aspiration and provides inspiration.” Hellen Dodsworth, Headmistress, Warwick Preparatory School
“The development of the facilities will enable us as a Prep School to take sport to the next level, we have gone from strength to strength, due to our specialist staff. Sport is an integral part of the Prep School, with fundamental skills and movement being so crucial in these formative ages, we strive for maximum participation and inclusion, with these improved facilities meaning an even more extensive provision, at times that are more accessible to all children. We are passionate and driven as a department and strive for national success and recognition in a variety of sports, a feat that can reached with further access to facilities.” Katie Clark, Director of Sport, Warwick Preparatory School
We are confident that these developments will see the Foundation being able to offer the most comprehensive sporting facilities locally, support all our pupils in their sporting pursuits, and enable enhanced opportunities for all, meeting the needs of our current and future generations of pupils.
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