Not all schools are equal and this is in particular true if we examine what particular schools have to offer when it comes to sports.
A lot of schools in the UK today don’t show a lot of effort in this regard: They may have two hours of “mandatory” sports classes per week but that’s all there is to it.
A lot of the schools out there don’t even have their own facilities for sports.
For families who know about the various benefits of sporty activities for their children’s health and general development, this “anti sports” stance we can find in many public schools today is obviously a problem.
It is for that reason not surprising that increasingly more families today are looking towards private, independent schools which are often a better choice in particular when sports is a priority.
A number of private schools in the UK have actually established their good reputation mainly because of their outstanding sports teams.
If you’d ask me, I wouldn’t want my children attending a school where I know that sports is seeing as something “less important”. I want my children to not only learn Maths or foreign languages, I also want to make sure that they can do those things they enjoy in their free time and want to know that they’re physically active and that their school actively supports this.
If you children attend a school like the private school Hertfordshire, there is no need for a compromise. Yes, a private school will cost money, but this is an expense I am more than willing to accept. My children’s education and well-being would be the last thing where I’d want to save money.