Sport

The Writhlington Sports Centre has developed rapidly in recent years and provides a diverse range of sports and leisure facilities both for the school and the local community.

Students are able to experience a wide range of sports activities through their weekly Games lessons. From Year 10 students are offered two additional courses, Sport and Physical Education, which can be taken through to Year 13.

The school is widely known for strengths in a number of major sports. Writhlington is home to the Somerset Cricket, with a large indoor nets facility in addition to an outdoor pitch. Our Astroturf pitch is used by the Football Association (FA) in addition to Writhlington students. The school also has dedicated Rugby pitches. In 2009 we opened a brand new Tennis Centre in conjunction with the Lawn Tennis Association and more than 170 students and residents are enrolled on tennis coaching courses. The locally renowned Writhlington Gymnastics Centre now has over 100 members.

Writhlington students participate in regular competitions across a very wide range of Sports, and school teams have won county championships in football and cricket.

Post-16 students are offered the opportunity to join the unique Writhlington Sports Academy, experiencing professional coaching alongside their academic studies. We currently have a Football academy in conjunction with Bath City FC, and a Golf academy in partnership with Farrington Golf Club. A cricket academy will also shortly commence.

A wide range of additional facilities include a fitness suite, softplay activity centre, and a climbing wall.