With a growing number of Holy Trinity School students playing for local clubs and competing at national level, extended senior sport links are thriving both in terms of personal and team success. HTS students enjoy success across a wide range of sports. Competing at county and national level for both ISA swimming and athletics.
Our refurbished swimming pool, officially re-opened in May 2006, has proved to be a great success and is the home venue for the prestigious Wyre Forest Swim Team. Swimming has always been an important part of our school as children swim weekly from Reception years upwards. Holy Trinity School is delighted to be one of only a handful of schools in the UK to be granted ‘Swim England Swim School’ status and, unlike many other schools, offers swimming for stages 1-10 within the school’s regular curriculum. Holy Trinity School offers fully accredited Learn to Swim and Aquatic Skills Framework Awards through its national curriculum lessons and extra-curricular school clubs for pupils from Reception to Year 7. Able to teach children from three-years upwards, the learn to swim framework is aimed at children from five-years onwards, with the school offering additional learn to swim classes open to non-Holy Trinity pupils now available on Saturday afternoons for Stages 1 – 10. The head of swimming at Holy Trinity (Nicola Bainbridge) is a Swim England tutor, and works domestically and internationally to develop swimming teachers and coaches. She is a consultant to organisations setting up new Learn to Swim programmes.
Having the ability to offer recognised Swim England awards ensures children at Holy Trinity develop confidence in and around the water, with consistent skills taught and quality of teaching assured as standards are approved by the national governing body making Holy Trinity a class leader in school swimming provision, with results that speak for themselves. Being able to extend swimming lessons to non-pupils is also an exciting development which we look forward to expanding further.
Nicola comments: “Over the past 2 years, all school swimming teachers have gained at least one level 2 swimming qualification, with some also specialising in pre-school ages and coaching. Holy Trinity recognises swimming as a vital life skill and is passionate about ensuring all pupils exceed the minimum national curriculum requirements by the end of year 6, gaining a range of water skills in a fun and exciting manner."
Exam and competition success is fully supported, with some senior students having the opportunity of taking their sports examinations two years earlier than their contemporaries.
HTS offers immense opportunity for personal achievement and growth across the sports spectrum. We continuously monitor and adapt our educational offer to ensure we support all students fully.
Within the PE department students have great opportunity for personal performance achievement, with the emphasis placed on acquiring skills whilst nurturing students’ individual talents to ensure they reach their personal potential.
Regular practices help improve skills and techniques and provides a firm foundation for student training and progress.
Subjects offered range from NVQ Sports Recreation and Allied Occupations, and the Kidderminster Harriers’ Activity Leadership Level 2 course, with HTS’s extended sports curriculum attaining triumph across a range of sports such as football rugby, cricket, cross country, swimming, hockey, netball and the British Schools boys and girls biathlons.
(*For current annual curriculum offer, please contact Admissions.)
Coaching opportunities are available in Sports Leadership, with GCSE and A level PE also offered.