Sport in the Preparatory School



Boys and girls have the opportunity to take part in weekly Games, PE and swimming lessons. The emphasis is on participation and sport for all as part of a healthy lifestyle, but also excellence and the development of competitive teams who compete regularly in inter-school fixtures.

Prep School children are able to share the first class facilities of the Senior School on the West Buckland campus, including 100 acres of grounds, sports pitches, indoor pool, all-weather pitch, squash, netball and tennis courts and our outstanding Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre.

We teach the children to play hard, play fair, play their best and work as a team but always be gracious in defeat.

Girls’ Sport

Our girls primarily play netball, hockey, rounders and tennis, but some also play cricket and could join one of our football clubs. In addition to our own staff, the Senior School's specialist coaches are fully involved with Prep School sport.

Boys’ Sport

The boys play rugby, hockey, football and cricket, but can also play tennis in our club system or before school in our specialist tennis programme.

The Prep School have excellent sports’ coaches, some of whom have played professional sport to a high level. In recent years we have met with success in local and regional tournaments. The boys’ are currently under 11 Devon hockey champions.

Swimming, gymnastics and athletics are also part of the curriculum for boys and girls. Every child has a weekly swimming lesson with qualified swimming coaches in our heated 25m indoor pool. Children can also join the Prep swimming club or the swimming squad which competes in inter-schools galas.

Prep school boys and girls take part in our Tennis Performance Programme on Monday mornings and some play to a particularly high standard, winning regional competitions.


My favourite activity at school is:

“Swimming and netball because I find that I like to run and swim around helping or doing an activity” – Chloe Yr5
“PE because I get to do a lot of running” – Milo Yr4