All Year Round Sports
Swimming takes place throughout the year, both in Games time and in PE lessons, in the six lane x 25m indoor heated pool. PE lessons are taught by the Physical Education staff and it is the aim that every child leaves the Dragon being water confident and a competent swimmer. There are school and invitational swim events that the school teams compete in throughout the year and the Dragon hosts one of the regional qualifying rounds for the IAPS Championships as well as the Oxon Primary School Relay South-East Qualifier. Over the last deacde, the school Swim Squad has had regular success at both Regional and National level competitions. All Dragons participate in Form Relays which take place at different times during the year, giving every child the opportunity of racing against others of similar ability whilst representing their Form. A trophy is awarded to the Form that collects the most points during the year and there is also a form Medley Relay competition as well. Annually over 150 different pupils regularly train and compete for the school.
Tennis is possible (on a sign-up basis) during the winter months through our partnership with Premier Tennis, whilst there is the opportunity to play Squash at the Esporta Oxfordshire Health and Racquet Club. The school has a good link with the club and they offer winter and spring indoor training. In the summer, most tennis activity takes place on the school courts.
Golf has become increasingly popular in the last few years with a number of fixtures organised against other schools as well as the development of an internal competition. There are opportunities to go to a local driving range or play on local courses, and Dragon Golfers have enjoyed success at IAPS championships and also the prestigious Stowe Putter Competition in recent years.
Other sports are played as part of the Activities and Clubs programme.