At Hampton Court House, we believe that children and young people’s physical and mental health are paramount to their overall development, happiness and future. At HCH our Sports provision is focused on enabling all children and young people to participate, have fun and find a sport that they will love.

We know that there is a strong correlation between physical activity and improvements in educational achievement. At HCH our sports curriculum is designed to help children develop character, social skills, problem-solving, resilience, perseverance, confidence and teamwork.

Our programme of sport, offers an exciting choice of more than 25 different sporting activities over the course of the year, so there are opportunities for our students to both try something new and hone existing skills.

All students both in Prep and Senior School have sport for a minimum of one afternoon per week during curriculum time. However, students are often involved at other times for additional fitness training, matches and competitions.

Our younger students from Early Years to Year 4 also swim once a week and have one lesson of Ballet within the sports curriculum.

Our sports clubs run every day during lunch and after school and form an extensive part of our Enrichment offer.

Facilities and coaches

Our beautiful listed school grounds unfortunately do not lend themselves to extensive sports facilities – so we utilise a number of the region’s best facilities for students to develop and enjoy their sport, making extensive use of our partnership with St Mary’s University to use their facilities for football, hockey, netball and athletics.

On-site we also have our own multi-use hall for indoor activities such as fencing, dance, capoeira and badminton, as well as our own MUGA netball and basketball court and our top field for athletics and football.

Rowing is an integral part of the school’s sports provision for senior students with students being able to opt into the programme from Year 8 and with coaching provided by our own highly qualified and experienced coaches. We have a close partnership with Molesey Boat Club, a short walk from the school, for all our water based sessions and their indoor rowing machines.

The Sports staff and coaches at HCH offer a wealth of experience and qualifications across a wide range of sporting activities. Every staff member has performed sport at a high level including the Olympics and has an area of specialism, while also having extensive knowledge of the sports they teach. The department works collaboratively to ensure all lessons and coaching sessions are of the highest possible standard.