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Sport in the Prep School

A fresh and exciting vision for sport at Radnor House 

The school implements a gender equal approach to sport which provides all boys and girls with the same opportunities in our focus sports of hockey, football, cricket and swimming.  

To support our gender equal approach and lead our focus sports, the school has appointed Mr Simon Pickering as Director of Swimming, Mr Craig Morton as Director of Hockey, Mr Osman Kamil as Director of Football and Miss Susie Rowe as Director of Cricket. These directors lead their specific sport coaching programmes to ensure pupils receive the very best levels of coaching and opportunities to develop within those sports throughout their time at Radnor House.

In addition to our focus sports, which are delivered in games lessons, pupils participate in PE lessons and have access to our wide and diverse co-curricular programme, in which pupils can develop their skills and compete in cross country, tennis, athletics, basketball, rugby and netball to name but a few.  For further information on specific sports, please see the individual sport pages below.  

Sport at Radnor House is currently benefiting from huge investment in its sports facilities and staffing. Our sports facilities currently include:  

  • A brand-new elite level full-size hockey sand dressed AstroTurf hockey pitch (completed August 2020) 

  • Newly updated and upgraded state of the art fitness suite with a strength and conditioning area.  

  • Multi use Sports Hall with recently installed cricket nets.  

  • 25 metre swimming pool with viewing gallery.  

  • Grass playing fields for cricket, athletics, rugby and football at the Sundridge recreational ground.  

  • Tennis courts.  

  • Netball courts.  

  • Cross country course.  

  • In addition, the school also hire facilities including Sevenoaks HC’s astroturf at Hollybush Lane and Holmesdale CC and Sevenoaks Vine CC’s cricket grounds.

Plans are also in place to develop our own playing fields to include a pavilion, cricket pitch, grass athletics track, further rugby and football pitches over the next few years.

Sports in the Prep School

From a young age, we endeavour to foster determination, confidence, passion, respect and teamwork through sport. Our generous sports facilities include a full-size multi-purpose astro-turf, football and rugby pitches, four netball/tennis courts, a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor sports hall and cricket nets and green. 

Our goal is to encourage a lifetime love and appreciation of sport and physical activity through a broad and exciting curriculum of PE, games and swimming. In addition, there are numerous sports clubs on offer before, during and after school. This provision is complemented further by a busy weekly fixture programme in which every child participates from Years 3 - 6, reflecting our sport for all approach. 

Key competitive sports for both the boys and girls include cross-country, hockey, football, swimming and cricket. Netball, rugby and athletics also feature frequently; our children enjoying a vast number of opportunities on the sporting front. The school is also host to the area ISA junior cross country amongst other smaller events annually and our most able athletes in each sport compete in various ISA and IAPS tournaments throughout the year.   

In Years 3-6 all pupils have one swimming lesson, one PE lesson and two games lessons per week. The games programme follows a season of approximately eight weeks on each sport. Pre-season training on Friday afternoons takes place from 16:00-17:15 in the preceding season for each sport. The pre-season programme provides our pupils with enhanced skill and tactical awareness ahead of playing fixtures, meaning pupils can gain further confidence in each sport before having to apply it in match situations. 

Our goal is to provide all our teams with the best chance of performing at higher standards. It is expected that all A team players attend these training sessions, but the sessions are open to all that want to develop their skills and tactics in these sports.  

For further information on the Sports available at Radnor House, click here 

Prep Games and Pre-Season Programmes 

 

Autumn and Spring Terms 

Summer Term 

Boys 

Season 

Football 

Rugby 

Hockey 

Cricket 

Pre-Season 

Rugby 

Hockey 

Cricket 

Football 

Girls 

Season 

Hockey  

Netball 

Football  

Cricket  

Pre-Season 

Netball 

Football 

Cricket 

Hockey 

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