Hockey is played in the Autumn term.
The school has two astroturf pitches, one at Birley’s and the other at the Recreation Centre. The school also has strong links with Canterbury Hockey Club, with both training and matches taking place at the excellent Polo Farm facilities.
The club fields ten teams: five senior sides, three at Under 15 and two at Under 14 level. The club also enters the England Hockey Board National Schools competition.
Fifteen girls are currently involved in the England Hockey training system at various levels.
Many of the school’s full and part time coaches are current or past international and/or national league players. The most notable of these are Jen Wilson (South Africa and Canterbury Ladies), Ross Gillham-Jones (England Under 21 and Canterbury HC) and Susannah Townsend (England Centralised Training squad and Canterbury Ladies).
Girls are also offered the opportunity to experience the high paced thrills of the Indoor version of the game and two squads (Under 16 and Under 18) compete in the National Schools Competitions each year.
Recent tours have included Australia, South Africa and Holland, and a successful tour of South Africa was undertaken in July 2017.