Sport at the Junior School

SPORT

The Dixie Grammar Junior School  offers a broad balance of sports within the curriculum, delivered by specific sports coaches and teachers. The School endeavours to develop a positive competitiveness in a wide range of activities. 

PE lessons focus on football, netball, hockey, cross-country, rounders, cricket, rugby and athletics with our extra-curricular programme offering everything from badminton to lacrosse.

The children compete in Inter-House events, local leagues, Midlands and National levels in a variety of sports both as individuals and teams. Moving in to competition is where our pupils really grow. 

Achievement and honours

Dixie pupils have enjoyed many local, Midlands and National successes.  We regularly compete at the School Games in Leicestershire and Rutland, have collected titles at Midlands level for tag rugby, football and swimming and have had  successful entries in the ISA Nationals for both athletics and swimming.

In 2014 The Dixie's committment to Sport  was recognised by our Governing Body, the ISA,  awarding us the 'Outstanding Provision in Sport.' 

Facilities and Resources

 The Junior School have excellent sports facilities including:

  • large sports field - football, rugby, cricket, hockey, rounders, athletics, cross country and orienteering.
  • sports barn -basketball, netball and other indoor games. 
  • main hall - gymnastics and dance.
  • outdoor tennis court, netball court and adventure trail.  
  • sports pavilion - including changing rooms, tea room and viewing area.

We also make good use of  the newly-opened all weather pitch  at our Senior School Sports Ground, the local tennis club and nearby swimming pool to complement our own resources.