Sports

All Ages

The school play a wide variety of sports and compete both locally and around the North West area. The school are members of I.A.P.S. (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools) and A.J.I.S. (Association of Junior Independent Schools) and participate in many of the events organised by these associations as well as Trafford Sports Associations. We are also one of five Prep Schools within the Edmund Rice Family of Schools who organise a number of sporting events throughout the year.

PE and Games lessons:

All boys in Reception, Infant 1 and Infant 2 have two P.E. lessons per week. Various activities take place in these lessons with emphasis on the boys increasing their skill levels. Gymnastic work will take place during each term.

Boys in Prep 1, 2, 3 and 4 have one P.E. lesson a week and a double games session. Again a variety of activities take place including gymnastics, cross country, rugby, hockey, tennis, football and cricket.

Every year boys from Prep 3 and Prep 4 (sometimes Prep 2, depending on numbers) are offered a series of 8 golf lessons during lunchtimes at Ringway Golf Club. Lessons are given by James Salt (professional at Ringway) and an annual tournament in the summer term is held on the course with boys enjoying lunch in the clubhouse afterwards. (32 boys competed in the 2017 tournament).

All our P.E and games lessons are led by our specialist P.E teacher Mr. Conroy. The school also employs Mr Murphy, a rugby coach from St Ambrose College, to teach and take the upper junior rugby teams.

The majority of P.E. lessons take place in the well-equipped hall. Games lessons take place on our extensive fields, or astroturf and the G4 pitch.

In the last twelve months the School has also secured the use of St Ambrose College swimming pool. Prep 1 boys have swimming lessons on a weekly basis and our Prep 4 boys use the pool fortnightly for water polo lessons.

Our Sporting Achievements

2013

  • Trafford U11 Catholic Schools Cross- Country Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U11 Rugby Champions.

2014

  • Rossall U11 Sevens Plate Winners.
  • Christian Brothers U9 Tag Rugby Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U11 Rugby Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U11 Football Champions.
  • I.A.P.S. District 7 Golf Champion.

2015

  • Trafford Catholic Schools U9 Cross Country Champions.
  • St Mary’s U11 Rugby Sevens Plate Winners.
  • I.A.P.S. Rugby U8 Tag Rugby Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U9 Tag Rugby Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U9 Football Champions.
  • Christian Brothers Junior Athletic Champions.
  • I.A.P.S District 7 Golf Champion.

2016

  • A.J.I.S U10 Cross Country Champions.
  • Trafford Catholic Schools U11 Cross Country Champions.
  • Trafford Catholic Schools U9 Cross Country Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U9 Tag Rugby Champions.

2017

  • A.J.I.S. U10 Cross Country Champions.
  • Trafford U11 Cross Country Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U11 Football Champions.
  • Christian Brothers U9 Football Champions.

A Gallery of Sports

Your Son’s Journey at St Ambrose Prep

from Pre-Prep to 11 years old

Pre-Prep

Age 3-4

Reception

Age 4-5

Infant 1

Year 1 Age 5-6

Infant 2

Year 2 Age 6-7

Prep 1

Year 3 Age 7-8

Prep 2

Year 4 Age 8-9

Prep 3

Year 5 Age 9-10

Prep 4

Year 6 Age 10-11

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