Sport and Fixtures

Engaging each individual in physical education to develop self-confidence, resilience and a lifelong love for physical activity.

At Abbot’s Hill, we aim for each and every pupil to enjoy regular participation in curricular and co-curricular sports.

We realise that performance is enhanced by confidence, happiness and a sense of wellbeing, and we strive to instil a life-long love of physical activity in all of our pupils. Our expert teaching and coaching staff provide specialist tuition from Reception to the end of the Prep years, ensuring that every pupil receives the right level of training needed to make progress. Whether developing our elite performers or encompassing the government’s vision of ‘Sport for All’, we aim to ensure that all abilities are catered for.

Our impressive grounds provide opportunities for a wide range of activities; on-site facilities include a large Sports Hall, netball and tennis courts, spacious sports pitches, an athletics track, orienteering course and outdoor swimming pool.

As well as the seasonal sports of netball, athletics, rounders and tennis, a wide range of other leisure opportunities are available including trampolining, badminton, gymnastics, dance and skiing. Swimming lessons are taught in Years 2-5.

The annual Prep School Sports Day and Swimming Gala provide a healthy dose of competitive rivalry.


  • Fixtures begin in Year 3 with pupils competing in Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics and Gymnastics competitions
  • Some Year 3 pupils have the opportunity to join the Skiing Club if at a high enough level
  • Friendly Cricket and Netball Festivals are introduced for Year 3 and 4
  • Years 3 – 6 take part in occasional Football fixtures
  • The Prep School regularly enters ISA (Independent Schools’ Association) tournaments and competitions. The Prep Team were recently very successful at their first Triathlon