Activities

    We encourage all pupils to try new skills and activities, not only for the sense of well-being, achievement and fun they bring, but also because they facilitate the development of many life skills.

    Outdoor Education

    Our pupils are able to experience a range of outdoor pursuits, including triathlons, kayaking and sailing on a local lake and orienteering.

    In their final year, Year 8 pupils take part in a Leavers’ Challenge, where they hike across the South Downs for three days, camping overnight.

    Show Jumping

    Hurst has a close relationship with the world-class equestrian showground at Hickstead, where we hold our own National Schools and Pony Clubs Championships in September - our own show jumping teams take part in this event, as well as other national and NSEA riding events.

    Activities and Clubs

    We have an extensive extra-curricular programme in the Prep School which offers pupils the opportunity to sample variety of sports, outdoor activities, musical ensembles and learn new creative skills. The extra-curricular activities and clubs on offer in the Prep School change each term.  This is a selection of what is on offer:

    Art & crafts

    Ballet

    Street dance

    Mindfulness

    Chapel choir

    Science 

    Chess

    Hooked on books

    Coding 

    Mixed cricket

    Tap dancing

    Drama

    DT 

    Film 

    Mixed Football

    French conversation

    Mandarin

    Hockey

    Jazz ensemble

    Leap Dance

    Table tennis

    Lego club

    Netball

    Ninjitsu

    Orchestra

    Philosothon

    Heart of Hurst newspaper

    Samba group

    Rugby

    Science

    Warhammer

    First aid

    Skype Pals

    Spanish

    Street Dance

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Water Polo

    Kenken

    Please note the clubs and activities vary each term and some clubs incur an extra charge.
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