ECS is a school which is serious about its sport.


The Director of Sport is Mrs Emma Ross (a former Hockey International), and our sporting philosophy is ‘sport for all’: the focus is on participation, development and enjoyment whilst still catering for our elite athletes.

We provide an outstanding Sport and Wellbeing education, and we want to nurture a passion in all of our pupils so that when they leave at the end of Year 8 they do so with a love for a healthy and active lifestyle.


Our major team sports are hockey, cross-country, rugby, netball, cricket (for all) and athletics, and we offer a great range of sporting clubs and activities (both recreational and competitive) after school.

Lessons and coaching offered to our pupils this year includes:

  • Reception and Year 1: a PE lesson and a Fundamental Movement lesson each week
  • Year 2: a PE lesson, a Fundamental Movement lesson, and a Games afternoon each week
  • Years 3 to 5: a PE/Wellbeing lesson, a Fundamental Movement lesson, and two Games afternoons each week
  • Years 6 to 8: a Fundamental Movement lesson, two Games afternoons each week, and our Health and Wellbeing Programme. Years 7 & 8 can also choose to join the Sports Enrichment Programme.

Health and Wellbeing Programme

Our Health and Wellbeing Programme includes modules in Sports Nutrition, Sports Leadership and Health Related Fitness.

Senior Enrichment Programme

Our Year 7 and 8 pupils can also follow the Sports strand of our Senior Enrichment Programme: dedicated curriculum time to focus on Sport and Performance, Sports Psychology, Personal Fitness and, where appropriate, scholarship preparation.


We are proud of our long-standing association with some of the region’s top sporting clubs and venues.  We train and play at the world-class Exeter University Sports Hub, including the astroturf pitches and the Indoor Sports Hall; Exeter Cricket Club and County Ground; Exeter Athletics Arena; and Victoria Park Tennis Club.  All of these first-rate venues are a few moments away in one of our minibuses, allowing our pupils and staff to make the most of the best sporting facilities in the city.