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.

    We have an extensive extra-curricular programme in the Prep School which offers pupils the opportunity to sample a variety of sports, outdoor activities, play in musical ensembles and learn new creative skills.

    Outdoor Education

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

    In their final year, Year 8 pupils have the opportunity to go hill-walking in Snowdonia, and also 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

    The extra-curricular activities and clubs on offer in the Prep School include:

    • Art
    • Art & Crafts
    • Ballet
    • Bead making
    • Board games
    • Chapel Choir
    • Chemistry Chaos
    • Chess
    • Climbing
    • Computer Club
    • Cricket
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • DT Club
    • Film Club
    • Football
    • French conversation
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Jazz Club
    • Jump Ahead!
    • Kwik Cricket for girls
    • Lego Club
    • Netball
    • Ninjitsu
    • Orchestra
    • Pottery
    • Radio-controlled Car Club
    • Riding
    • Rugby
    • Science
    • Sewing
    • Silk painting
    • Skype Pals
    • Spanish
    • Street Dance
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    Please note the clubs and activities vary each term and some clubs incur an extra charge.
    Prep School Activities gallery
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