Sports at TPS
Involvement in sport is an essential part of each child’s development. At TPS we aim to offer a wide variety of opportunities for children to try different sports, encouraging each individual to extend his/her ability.
From Reception children have specialist PE lessons. In Pre-Prep the children will engage in a variety of learning activities which include dance, gymnastics, games and swimming for Year 1 and Year 2.
In Year 3 pupils have one PE lesson and two afternoons of Games each week, which includes swimming. During Games lessons the boys participate in football, rugby and cricket and the girls in netball, hockey and rounders. Outside coaches also provide additional specialist coaching.
Pupils play in matches against local schools from Year 3. The number of matches increases as they move up through the Prep School. Our aim is to involve all the pupils in competitive fixtures, and everyone will have competed for the school during their time at TPS. In addition to the above, the pupils have the opportunity to play handball, hockey, pop lacrosse, basketball, short tennis and badminton. They also take part in gymnastics, athletics and cross country. All of these are offered as part of a wide-ranging school club programme, which changes termly. To see more examples of the clubs on offer please visit our Clubs page.
Our Common Entrance boys have two Games afternoons, playing regular fixtures in football, rugby and cricket. Additionally they have a further session to focus on alternative sports in order to diversify their skill base.
Swimming takes place at Sunbury Leisure Centre with specialist coaches. The Swimming Gala is held for Years 3–8 at Hampton Open Air Pool in the Summer Term. TPS pupils also enter the borough swimming competitions.
Throughout the year children are involved in a number of House sports competitions including Swimming Galas and Sports Days.