There is an abundance of Sport played by pupils at Highfield Prep and we are fortunate to enjoy a variety of sports facilities. Alongside extensive playing fields we have an indoor swimming pool, squash court, tennis courts, golf course, cross country course and a sports hall.
School sport is about more than just taking part. It is about children being engaged and inspired to be good sports men and women, to win with dignity, to lose with grace and work hard to improve their performance. Sport instils resilience, promotes independence, a healthy lifestyle, requires teamwork and cooperation, breaks down barriers between differing cultures and above all, develops physical confidence, cognitive and emotional intelligence and creativity. These are all essential qualities for courageous learning.
Excellence in Sport Provision at All Levels
Our priority at Highfield is to ensure that all pupils are exposed to the right level of sport to allow them to develop at their own pace. We believe that children develop best in a multisport environment and as such we encourage all children to be involved in the extensive sports provision that we offer. We aim to prepare our pupils so they leave Highfield with a broad and enriched experience which will provide them with the confidence to make informed choices when faced with senior school sport and beyond.
Children enjoy Games lessons every day with weekly fixtures on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as weekly PE and Swimming lessons, all with Sports Coaches who are equipped with the latest coaching techniques and qualifications. We also regularly invite professional and international athletes and sportsmen/women to coach and inspire our pupils.
Most importantly, we remain committed to resourcing ‘Sport for All’, giving all children the opportunity to represent the schools regularly, whatever their sporting ability. This is a significant investment in our children, and we take part in an astonishing 1000 fixtures a year, putting out up to 25 teams on some match days to make this happen.
Sports Available at Highfield
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Horse Riding, Lacrosse, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Rugby 7s, Squash, Sailing, Swimming & Tennis.