Whitecross has developed a strong reputation for excellence in the delivery of sport in school. In the quality of PE teaching, the outcomes our students achieve and in the sporting success we enjoy, the school has a well-deserved reputation for being amongst the best.
Whilst the funding and specialist status that schools used to receive from the government has long gone, we continue to refer to ourselves as a sports college because it sits at the heart of our identity and our ambition for every child.
We believe in "excellence for all, excellence from all", and this ethos is underpinned by all the sporting qualities of leadership, teamwork, practice, effort and a competitive spirit. This means that we encourage all students to participate in sport and lead healthy lives. We offer a huge range of opportunities for students to get involved in sport and active lifestyles including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and our Combined Cadet Force. Some students are supported by a Student Athlete Mentoring programme to help balance the demand of sporting commitments and academic work.
An important part of our work as a school is contributing to our community and we host the local Sports Partnership delivering competitions, coaching and staff training across the county to local schools. We also lead the organisation of the Herefordshire School Games which each year attract over 2,000 young people from across Herefordshire to participate in both the Winter and Summer Games.
It will come as no surprise that we are currently the only secondary school in Herefordshire to be in receipt of the School Games Platinum Award in recognition of our commitment to high quality sport and physical education for all.