“Creating competitive opportunities for young disabled people within the school games.”


Highfurlong School ensures that all students are given the opportunity to take part in Sport at all levels. In recognition of their achievements Highfurlong School has been awarded School Games Mark 2016 at Gold level. School Games Pathway leads to this award. This pathway gives increased opportunities for young people with disabilities to compete on a local, regional and national level. The aim is to provide more opportunities by:

·      Enabling participation in regular competitive activity at each level of the School Games

·      Developing meaningful competitive opportunities as part of the school sport pathway

·      Raising confidence levels

·      Changing perceptions and enhancing understanding of disabled people to provide inclusive opportunities to compete alongside non-disabled athletes.

The Sport and competitions run in Highfurlong school include a range of team and individual sports and a variety of competition formats..

These include specific formats in disability sports such as table cricket, boccia.and Fencing.( All National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) provide competition format, which are inclusive in design and provide advice/guidance on how to adapt activities and integrate young disabled people in teams alongside non-disabled youngsters, as well as impairment-specific formats)

We have a H-bar hoist in the school hall, this enables our students to experience walking as independently as possible.  It also allows them to join in activities such as gymnastics, football and therapy.