Sport forms a great feature of life at Brighton college Prep School. All of our children get to experience a wide variety of different sporting activities through PE and games lessons as well as in a staggering array of clubs and societies. For the latest sports news, please visit the school's intranet and read our weekly sports newsletter 'In Off The Post'.
The ethos of the sports department is firmly embedded in the idea of every child being given the opportunity to develop their potential to the very best of their abilities. With this in mind, the children receive coaching from experienced teachers, each with their own fields of expertise. All children get the opportunity to play in competitive matches, either through fixtures against other schools or through the extensive house competition system. The emphasis is always on enjoyment and we hope that our children leave us with a love of sport and a desire to continue participating which will stay with them throughout their life.
We run teams at every age group and try to include as many children as possible in competitive matches against other schools. The main aim is to engender a love of sport and to give the children the opportunity to gain fulfilment through competitive sport. We celebrate the occasions when we are successful, but realise that enjoyment and sportsmanship are key factors in a child's sporting development.
The children are encouraged to pursue sports in which they are talented or interested. The school aims to provide a broad choice for them through the games syllabus and through our extensive list of clubs and activities. The school offers opportunities to improve skills and to compete at a high level in netball, rugby, hockey, football, cricket, rounders, swimming, tennis, and athletics.
Twelve BCPS athletes made their way up to the National Prep Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in early July 2015. They had qualified as regional champions or runners-up in fourteen events. Athletes from over 200 other Prep Schools from all over Britain were present and we came away with one 9th place, four 6ths, a 5th, two 4ths, two Bronze medals and two Gold medals in the U12 javelin (boys and girls). In September 2015, the U11 boys' football team reached the ESFA District Plate Final. The team is still competing in the ESFA national football knock-out cup but secured a 4-1 win in the first round. The U10 Girls were crowned EGHC Hockey Tournament Plate winners. With the U9 rounder's and netball team becoming champions of the Westbourne house tournament. The girls U13A football team won the Handcross Park Girls Football Tournament with the U13B team becoming plate winners. U11 Girls Tennis Team were crowned Sussex Mini Tennis winners. Individual children have also been successful in rugby, football, hockey, netball, sailing, winning events and reaching a representative standard.