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The Preparatory School provides many exciting sporting opportunities for students. Our sports programme is directed by our Head of Preparatory Sport, who ensures it reflects current trends, meets the needs of students, and provides a pathway to the Secondary School.

Sport is compulsory in Years 4–8, as is participation in our annual athletics, swimming, cross-country and duathlon events. We offer a range of sports including cricket, touch, football, rugby, netball, basketball, hockey, tennis and water polo. Students have the opportunity to attend inter-school sports competitions at local, regional and national level. A strong sports exchange system, and an annual sports tour are other highlights.

The competitiveness of the Preparatory School’s sports programme is cultivated alongside a strong team culture that celebrates good play. Teachers are responsible for guiding and developing key competencies, while encouraging students to support less able players, be inclusive of others, cope with mistakes, and share in the success of others.

Preparatory School sport also provides an excellent pathway to sport in the Secondary School.

We are serious about supporting students seeking a career in sport after school, with some of our expert coaches and tutors employed specially to oversee specific sports in our Elite Sports Studies and High Performance Sports programmes for high achieving sports people in the Secondary School.