Sporting Aptitude

Sporting aptitude letter - Covid 19 2020.pdf

Sporting Aptitude 2021/22 Admissions

For the school year 2021/22, Redden Court School will select 10% of its published admissions number based on sporting aptitude. These students must live within the RM2, RM3 and RM11 postcodes.

Click here to fill in the form, which can also be found at the bottom of this page. You have until 3pm on Friday 25th September 2020. All application forms should be submitted electronically. We will not accept any hard copies. You will receive an automatic reply once you have submitted your application. The practical selection day will take place on Saturday 3 October 2020.


Redden Court Sports Academy

‘’Pursue excellence and success will follow”

At Redden Court School we are extremely proud to offer a select group of students the opportunity of a place in the REDDEN COURT SPORTS ACADEMY (RCSA)

Students who are successful with gaining a place in the academy will be monitored regularly to ensure they continue to meet the RCSA programme criteria. Each of the areas below will be taken into consideration when reviewing students’ progress.

  • Attendance at extra curricular practices including sports academy training on Wednesday morning (8.20am-9am).

  • Number of fixtures played.

  • Regular participation in at least two school teams or participation in one school sport at a county level or above.

  • Helping the PE department (Refereeing/officiating).

RCSA Training Sessions - Wednesday 8:20am – 9:00am

Fitness & speed training, strength and conditioning for all sports, games for understanding, sport specific fitness & skill development.

4 PE lessons x 2 RCSA morning training sessions x extra curricular clubs each fortnight

Covering the following: Football, Netball, Basketball, Rugby, Gymnastics, Fitness, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Dance, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Volleyball

Extensive extra-curricular programme – before school, lunch and after school.

The above information will be tracked using a RCSA handbook which will be provided for each student. This will allow students to track each session they attend, monitor their fitness and set personal targets to improve their sporting performance.

At Redden Court School, we believe there is a great importance in sports diversification. We want all our students (not only in the sports academy) to experience a number of different sports, including sports that they have never played before. Below you can see the importance of sports diversification and its effect on performance.

Students at Redden Court experience a diverse and challenging PE curriculum, alongside a comprehensive extra-curricular programme that encourages participation, nurtures talent and provides high-level competition. Potential students will be assessed in different components of fitness, a competitive team activity to measure their sporting aptitude and a written task.

We have a proud history of sporting excellence and performs at district, regional and national level in a range of sports. These are just some of the extra-curricular successes the school have achieved in the last few years:

Basketball - Year 7 Borough Champions (multiple occasions), Year 8 Borough Champions (multiple occasions), Year 9 Borough Champions (multiple occasions) Year 10 Borough Champions (multiple occasions), U16 Borough Champions (multiple occasions), Girls U16 Borough Cup Champions. London Youth Games representatives for U14 Boys, U16 Boys and U16 Girls

Netball U15 and U16 Borough Champions and Finalists in all year groups

Gymnastics - National gymnastic finalists 2017, 2018 and 2019

FootballYear 8 Havering Champions, Year 9 Havering Champions, U16 Girls Borough Champions, U14 and Year 7 Girls 7-a-side Winners

RugbyYear 7 Borough Champions, Year 8 Borough Champions and Year 10/11 Essex Plate Finalists

VolleyballYear 10 Girls Borough Champions

Trampolining – Year 9 Girls Borough Champions, Year 7 Boys Borough Champions, Year 8 Boys Borough Champions and Year 9 Borough Champions

Rowing – Boys Borough champions

Tennis – Boys U13 Borough Singles Winners

Athletics – Girls Indoor Athletics Winners 2013 and 2015 and Boys Indoor Athletics winners 2018, Boys Indoor Athletics winners 2019 and Year 7 Boys East London Regional winner 2020

There are many trips which the sports academy students and all Redden Court students will have the opportunity to attend.

Parents/carers will always receive an email from ParentPay to let them know when a trip is occurring. Some of these trips are invite only (overseas/elite squad training) and others are selected on a first come, first serve basis.

Here is an example of some of the trips we may run over an academic year:

  • Varsity Day Rugby trip

  • BBL basketball trip

  • World table tennis trip – when in the UK

  • World cycling competition trip – when in the UK

  • England Netball trip

  • Lords cricket trip

  • Romford Raiders trip

  • Football/Netball (overseas) invite only trip

All application forms should be submitted electronically. We will not accept any hard copies. You will receive an automatic reply once you have submitted your application.

Applications will be accepted up until 3pm on Friday 25th September 2020

Practical Selection Day:

Saturday 3 October 2020