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Our primary aim is for pupils to enjoy sport at whatever level they choose to play. Over twenty sports are on offer, and a majority of pupils will represent the school in inter-school fixtures.

Sports facilities are excellent, centred on The Recreation Centre at Blore’s, the outdoor playing fields at Birley’s, and Westbere Lake so the pupils have the opportunity to flourish in whatever sport they choose.

We strive to provide opportunities for pupils at both elite and participatory levels. We offer an element of choice in the games programme that gets wider as pupils progress through the school. Many of our pupils go on to represent their county, their region and even their country. We currently have national representatives in Fencing, Hockey, Rugby, Shooting, Skiing and Table Tennis.

The sports programme promotes key educational values that include fitness and a healthy lifestyle. We also encourage pupils to adopt a balanced approach towards winning and losing, both as an individual and as part of a team.

A strong coaching structure exists across all sports, and the pupils are very fortunate to be coached by the likes of Mark Ealham former England international cricketer, and Jon Williamson England Rowing team manager at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Sports Scholarships are available for particularly talented individuals. 

The school has a Code of Conduct for pupils and parents.

Further information about Sport can be found in our Sports brochure.

Director of Sport: Mr Richard Singfield

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Excellence Programme

In 2010 the School introduced a Sports Excellence Programme. This aims to raise the standard of sporting performance and encourage excellence in all sporting activities. The programme is offered to Sports Scholars and others who display enthusiasm, commitment and potential. Those selected to be part of the programme are able to take advantage of knowledge and experience from elite training spheres.

The programme is led by the Director of Sport, supported by other specialist members of the PE and Sports staff. Our programme has proved to be a great success with many of our current Sports Scholars excelling at international level.


Sporting Honours 2019


Sixth Form Honorary Sports Scholarships (Elected Autumn 2018)

Ian Wingfield The King’s School, Canterbury
Tom Wingfield The King’s School, Canterbury

Sixth Form Sports Scholarships (Elected Autumn 2019)

Tilly Mantovani Walthamstow Hall

Sixth Form Honorary Sports Exhibitions (Elected Autumn 2019)

Henry Brett Kent College
Phillippe Beuamont (Honorary) Kent College

Gower Sports Scholarships (Year 9 entry)

Evie Hemming Broomwood Hall
Araminta Scott Orwell Park School
Harrison MacKinnon (Honorary) Junior King’s School (Year 10)

Headmaster’s Sports Exhibitions

Arabella Lester Brambletye
Oleg Shkarovskyy Junior King’s School
Jessica Sugden Junior King’s School
Humphrey Braxton (Honorary) Saint Ronan’s

Individual Sports Honours

Zeli Ashebhai Rugby Kent U16 DPP
Henry Baxter Rugby Kent U14 DPP
Annabel Biloune Hockey Kent U17
Natasha Birks Kickboxing Junior World Champion
Iona Boyd Hockey Regional Performance Centre U17
Christopher Botros Swimming Kent
    South East
Emma Bradshaw Swimming London
Harriet Brealey Hockey Kent U14
Niamh Carter Rowing South East
William Child-Villiers Rowing South East
Mark Burns Hockey Kent U16
Niamh Carter Rowing South East
William Child-Villiers Rowing South East
Ed Connor Rowing South East
Harry Coe Rugby Kent U16 DPP
    Saracen’s PDG
Charlie Cook Golf Scholarship at Canterbury Golf Club
James Crawley Rowing South East
Christy Francis Golf Scholarship at Canterbury Golf Club 
Grace Francis Golf Scholarship at Canterbury Golf Club 
William Gaffney Rugby Kent U14 DPP
    Saracen’s PDG 
Monty Garrard Fencing South East U16
Edward Hastilow Rowing South East
Isobel Harding Hockey Sussex U14
Issy Hemming Hockey Regional Performance Centre U17
Rebecca Hutchings Hockey Kent U15
    Regional Performance Centre U15
Jason Kam Fencing South East U18
Ludo Kolade Rugby Harlequins Elite Player Development Squad
Vladimir Kozlov Fencing South East U16
Lucas Lacamp Rugby Saracen’s U18 Academy
Alex Lapsley Rowing South East
Millie Lark Lacrosse Regional Academy (South East)
Herman Lau Swimming Kent
Louisa Long Swimming Sussex
David Low Rowing South East
Ariana Lowther Squash Kent U17
Sholto McCausland Rugby Kent U16 DPP
Francesca Maini Kitesurfing ranked 1st Youth Girls U18
Mattia Maini Kitesurfing ranked 3rd Youth Boys U18
Grace Murray Hockey Kent U15
    Regional Performance Centre U15
Isaac Rahman Cricket Scotland U17
Hettie Rankin Swimming Sussex
    South East
James Senabulya Swimming Kent
Alex Smith Rowing South East
Matthew Stonier X-Country Kent & South East
Sophie Stonier Hockey Kent U18
Sacha Tanna Rowing South East
Jasper Williams Rugby Kent U16 DPP
Ian Wingfield Rowing South East
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Tom Wingfield Rowing South East
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Edric Wong Fencing South East U16
George Yeh Fencing South East U18
Cici Zhao Shooting Kent Junior
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Jenny Zhang Fencing South East U18
Tiffany Zhang Fencing South East U18
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