Our Sport scholars perform to a high standard in one or more sports, represent the school in a range of competitive sport within the school programme and display an excellent standard of personal health and fitness. Sports scholars are expected to play for Embley at weekends throughout the year when they are selected for a team.
We award three levels of Sport scholarship – Gold, Silver and Bronze. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant talent in their chosen sport or physical activity and will play at county level or be capable of achieving a similar standard.
Pupils will be invited to attend an assessment where we will assess their skills in:
- Invasion games (e.g. hockey, rugby, netball).
- Target games (e.g. cricket or rounders).
- Net wall games (e.g. tennis).
- Sports specific fitness testing (e.g. athletics).
Tasks will be set to assess agility, balance, co-ordination and speed.
Candidates will also be invited for an interview with our Director of Sport where they will be asked to talk about their previous experiences, expertise and contribution to club or school performance.