Our vision for sport is twofold; firstly, to increase the breadth of our programme and provide girls with the greatest variety of activities possible. Secondly, of course, we are aiming for excellence with our competitive teams, ensuring the best coaching and good quality competition in our fixtures.
As part of the curriculum, girls play hockey and netball, do swimming and gymnastics. During the summer, they play tennis, athletics and rounders, as well as many other sports. In Years 10 and 11 all students may choose to follow the course in IGCSE Physical Education. There is a huge range of other opportunities within our co-curricular programme – from girls’ football to rowing, body attack to Pilates.
We have extensive facilities, including a sports hall, 25m five lane swimming pool, netball and tennis court on-site. Our playing fields are a 10-minute walk away, providing all-weather and flood-lit surfaces for hockey, athletics and rounders, five netball courts and tennis courts. The site is the original home of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which held the first Wimbledon Championships here in 1877, as well as the tennis of the 1908 Olympics. We still maintain links with the club: a number of our students are selected as ball girls each summer - a source of great excitement but requiring considerable skill and poise!
And do check the Sports Fixtures website to see what matches are coming up, and our performance in those matches.