- Welcome from the Headmaster
- General Information
- Pastoral Life
- The Arts
- Beyond the Classroom
- Prep School News
The programme for girls' sport is based around the major games of netball, hockey, athletics, tennis and rounders. Netball and hockey are taught in the Michaelmas and Lent terms, whilst the Summer term is devoted to athletics, tennis and rounders.
All groups receive specialist coaching whatever their ability level and all of our girls have the opportunity to participate in competitive matches. Where appropriate girls are entered and encouraged to attend county trials or county satellite training. If a girl is already on a county training programme for example, tennis, their coaching during school hours can be accommodated.
There has been a major push to improve the hockey results with more matches being played in the Michaelmas term and the younger teams being entered into the mini 7 -a-side hockey tournaments. The girls are definitely enjoying their hockey more and the teams produced some good results, but especially pleasing has been the number of girls who have joined hockey clubs outside of school and have taken their skills to a higher level.
Our under 13 netball teams have won the Sussex County Netball Knock-out Championship an astounding 7 years in succession (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). Additionally in 2009 and 2010, they won the Cumnor House Versatility tournaments.
Our under 12 team have also had some tremendous successes recently. In 2009, they were winners in both the Westbourne House and Windlesham House Tournaments. In 2010, they were unbeaten in both the IAPS regional and national Tournaments and are the current IAPS national champions.
The under 11 and under 12 teams have also tasted success recently with both teams winning the Burgess Hill Tournament in their respective groups in 2010.
The U13A rounders team were unbeaten in their full matches as were the U11As.The U11s were also joint winners along with Westbourne House of the Brighton College U11 Tournament and the U9As were runners-up at the Westbourne House Tournament.
The U13 tennis team only lost one of their five matches this season and as the girls ranged in age from year 5 to year 8 things look promising for the future. The year 4 and 5 tennis teams took part in the Sussex County mini tennis tournaments and the year 5 team came third out of eight teams.