The school aims to provide an enjoyable and challenging experience for all students, irrespective of age or ability. Sport provides an incredible vehicle for development, that can benefit students in all areas of life, and is an integral part to a truly holistic education. The school boasts incredible facilities, that help us achieve our aims.
Development – whilst everyone enjoys winning in sport, we believe in the development of players over winning at all costs. In sport you will experience failure in a match or whilst learning a new skill. It is what you learn about yourself in these moments that help you develop on the sports field and in all areas of life.
Opportunity – we want all students to have the opportunity to experience sport at the right level. This is facilitated in games sessions, inter-house matches, school matches and supporting those that show the potential to achieve representative honours.
You – our aim is to support you the student and be student centred. Whilst we compete regularly in our major sports, through the sports programme, PE lessons and clubs, over 25 different sports are offered at the school. We encourage students to try new things and through student voice have recently held competitive fixtures in girls rugby, boys tennis, football and basketball.
Respect – is an important value in sport and one we place a great deal of emphasis on. This can cover various areas including; respecting yourself in preparation and appearance, your team, captain, coach, opposition and of course the official! The respect and pride students have for the school, embodies our ‘Dukie spirit’, which is envied my many other schools.
Mindset – we want students to develop a positive mindset towards sport and harbour a life long involvement in physical activity. This is achieved by providing a huge variety of opportunities at different levels, so all students can find a passion they can carry forward once they leave the school.
Social – sport for many has a huge social value. The ability to connect with your team, meet new people and share a common interest. We look to develop this through various means, from a simple match tea, connecting with alumni in competitive fixtures or meeting new people during matches or on tour.
|Lent||Hockey & Cross-Country||Netball & Cross-Country|
|Summer||Cricket & Athletics||Tennis, Athletics & Rounders|
Other sports with competitive fixtures include; basketball, football, rounders, girls rugby, rugby 7s, trampolining and boys tennis.
Further sports offered through the games programme, lessons and clubs include; air rifle shooting, badminton, body conditioning, Chinese kickboxing, climbing, dance, functional fitness, gymnastics, HRE, horse-riding, Latin infusion dance aerobics, swimming, squash and mixed touch rugby.
The sports facilities on offer at DOYRMS include:
- Olympic standard floodlit athletics track
- Full size floodlit artificial hockey pitch
- Purpose built 4 badminton court sports hall
- State of the art strength and condition suite
- Dance studio with harlequin floor
- 6 lane indoor swimming
- 4 floodlit all-weather netball/tennis courts
- A further 6 lawn and 2 hard tennis courts
- 6 rugby pitches
- 3 cricket squares
- Sports pavilion
- 1 full size and 1 5-a-side football pitch
- Floodlit Multi Use Games Area
- Outdoor climbing wall and indoor bouldering wall
- Cross-country course used for the Kent Schools Championship
- Indoor and outdoor shooting range
- Outdoor fitness trail