Team sport is an important feature of school life here at the Preparatory School. Rugby is the major sport for boys in the Autumn Term and is played from Year 3 onwards. We aim to provide young rugby players with every opportunity to develop their skills, reach their full potential, and enjoy their participation in the sport.
Boys follow a progressive balanced programme of training and competition throughout their time at the Preparatory School. This programme respects the boys’ natural stages of physical, mental and emotional development, and its key aim is to increase the likelihood that players of all abilities will remain active throughout their lifetimes. Three afternoons a week are set aside for the development of core rugby skills, tactical knowledge and games awareness, alongside promoting positive attitudes that value respect, commitment, determination and teamwork.
We have an extensive fixture list and aim to play at the highest level, fielding as many teams as possible and providing every boy with the opportunity to compete and represent the School regardless of their level of ability. We regularly compete in tournaments at local, regional and national levels, often with great success.
We are very fortunate to have excellent rugby facilities, including two junior pitches on the Close, a further two local pitches, and many more at our fantastic Beggar’s Bush facilities.
Each Rugby Team has its own coach and mentor throughout the season. We have a number of very experienced and specialist rugby coaches, supported by enthusiastic and experienced members of staff. All our coaches have RFU Licenses, which ensures the coaching is up-to-date and of a superb standard.
With an excellent staff-to-pupil ratio, every child is provided with the perfect opportunity to flourish and fulfil his true potential.