Sport - Hurstpierpoint College


For children of Prep School age, physical activity is an essential element in supporting growth and development.

We believe that sport is of immense benefit, not just for its own sake in nurturing both teamwork and talent, but it also forms a vital part of a rounded education.

Our pupils play seasonal sports as part of their games timetable, learning important sporting and life skills along the way. All children are given the opportunity to represent the school in competitive fixtures and we often put out more than 30 teams at the same time.

Boys’ sports

  • Football (first six weeks of the Michaelmas term for Years 3 to 6. A smaller football fixture list runs concurrently with rugby for Years 7 and 8)
  • Rugby (Michaelmas term, Years 7 and 8. Second half of Michaelmas term and start of Lent term, Years 3 to 6)
  • Hockey (Lent term)
  • Cricket (Summer term)

Three Prep School boys in rugby kit walking across a rugby field

Girls’ sport

  • Hockey (Michaelmas term)
  • Netball (Lent term)
  • Cricket and Athletics (Summer term)

Girls with hockey sticks waiting in goal area on hockey pitch

Other sportsPrep School pupils in large boat holding oars

Pupils also have the opportunity to play the following sports, including taking part in competitive fixtures:

  • Tennis
  • Cross-country
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Outdoor Pursuits (including climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and sailing)


Prep School Admissions

More Information

Book open morning or personal visit

More Information

Prep & Pre-Prep Prospectus

More Information