Sport for all

Engaging with sport

Sport and PE are a very important and hugely popular part of life at our school. All our girls are encouraged to participate for the benefit of their own health and fitness but also to learn valuable lessons in leadership and team work, motivation and respect, which can additionally be translated into the academic environment.

We believe in sport for all, and ensure that every girl has the opportunity to take part in physical activity, either joining clubs and participating in competitive sport, or simply finding a physical activity they enjoy. We are proud to have both elite sportswomen and willing amateurs who want to keep fit. Students are encouraged to pursue sports they are passionate about and, as well as being coached by our team of specialist teachers, the girls are given flexibility to allow for training at county and country team level.

We field sports teams in each year group which compete with great success and enjoyment against local schools, as well as in district and county championships. There are also the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) Gymnastics Display, Sports Day and the Holland Hockey Trip (Year 9 and Year 10) to which girls look forward.

Elite sportswomen are supported through our scholarship programme.

Competitive team sports:

  • Athletics


  • Cross-country


  • Hockey


  • Netball


  • Rowing


  • Tennis


Curriculum sports:

  • aerobics
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • boxercise
  • dance
  • football
  • multi-gym
  • golf
  • gymnastics
  • handball
  • kwik cricket
  • pop lacrosse
  • rounders
  • self-defence
  • squash
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • touch rugby
  • volleyball
  • yoga
  • Zumba