Our outdoor sports facilities enable a wide range of sports, including lacrosse, hockey and athletics. Netball and tennis is played on our recently resurfaced courts.
The development of our sport and fitness facilities at the Senior School helps us now deliver more activities, more often to more girls.
We now have three bespoke indoor and very different sports facilities at the Senior School site:
- The Fitness Suite which has been updated with a range of new and versatile equipment.
- The Fitness Studio which is a modern and airy space
- The new Sports Hall with colourful rebound walls and excellent storage.
This enables us to deliver not just traditional school sports but also activities such as boxercise, rowing, tag rugby, yoga, dance, Pilates, sailing, road cycling and jogging. These activities are available both within and outside of the curriculum and are designed to encourage all our pupils to try something that they may take up as a fitness activity on a more long-term basis.
Future investment in sport facilities
We have exciting plans for a major investment in the sporting provision at Queen’s.
We have submitted a planning application to build an astroturf sports pitch on our playing field at the senior school site. This impressive new facility will provide huge benefits for both our school and the local community and will encompass a full-size hockey pitch, a full-size lacrosse pitch, a 200m running track and will also be available for a range of other outdoor sports and training activities, including netball and football.
This will be a significant new resource for the girls at Queen’s, which will give many more opportunities to play sport throughout the year, and it will also be a valuable new centrally-located resource for the local community outside of school hours and during school holidays. We view this development as vital for hockey and outdoor sport in general at Queen’s, as well as an invaluable resource for the local community which will increase the opportunities to play sport and engage in outdoor activities for more people and for longer periods of time throughout the year, in a city where facilities are in extremely short supply.
To view the application please go to https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/planning-and-building-control/planning-and-building-control.aspx. Alternatively, you can also search for ‘CWAC planning’ then click on ‘See’ or ‘Comment on a Planning Application’. Insert the planning reference 19/02008/FUL into the keyword search box.
Given the proximity of the location of the proposed pitch to Chester City Walls, the plans have been drawn up to be as sympathetic to the surroundings as possible, including retractable floodlighting to minimise any disturbance to local residents. In our opinion, it is an ideal site for the school and extremely well located for use by third parties.