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Sports and games

Packwood has a very strong sporting tradition. The whole school plays Games every afternoon, and the girls and boys enjoy regular success in local, regional and national tournaments. Each year many are selected to play for the county in a variety of sports – 2016/17 is no exception with no fewer than 11 girls in the Shropshire lacrosse squad and the entire first hockey team selected for the county too!

We arrange as many fixtures as possible each term, with the aim that every child will have the opportunity to represent the school in matches.

We are blessed with a wonderful 65-acre site. As well as a large area of grass playing fields, there is a full-size floodlit AstroTurf pitch, a sports hall, a covered swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, two squash courts, nine tennis courts (grass, Astro and hard), a cross country equestrian course, and a fly-fishing lake.

In the winter terms the boys play rugby, football and hockey while the girls play hockey, netball and lacrosse. There is also cross country running on our own course in the grounds.

In the summer both girls and boys play cricket, the girls also play rounders and all take part in tennis, swimming and athletics.

Great emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, by winning in a sporting manner and losing with grace.