Helping Pupils To Achieve The Very Best

Sport has always been a central part of life at Caterham Preparatory School. To enable sportsmen and women to compete successfully, they need to be given a sound foundation and expert tuition. In order for each child to find the sport he or she does best, they should be provided with a full range of opportunities. For a child to do well in sport, they need to have talent, but they also require motivation, enjoyment and focus. All of this is encouraged from an early age at Caterham Preparatory School.

Sport, of course, plays a key role in developing life skills. Teamwork, communication, testing ourselves to the limit, maintaining concentration and stamina are all important. It is also essential to keep young bodies fit and healthy as they grow. The skills developed at an early age can provide each individual with the ability to stay fit and healthy throughout life.

Your child will be given unrivalled opportunities to pursue sport both here and at the Senior School. We have a variety of sports for pupils of all abilities; and our excellent facilities and the diverse skills of our highly trained staff enable us to offer a wide variety of sports and activities. We hope your child finds at least one absorbing interest from which he or she can derive that sense of achievement so vital to the development of self-confidence.

In the Prep School in Games the boys play Football and Rugby in the first two terms while the girls concentrate on Netball and Lacrosse. In the summer term the boys play Cricket and the girls play Rounders.

In PE lessons all children have two terms of Swimming and the boys also play Hockey while the girls do Gymnastics. In the summer term all boys and girls enjoy an extensive Athletics programme.

All boys and girls, regardless of ability, take part in a very busy fixture list against other Prep Schools in the area in all sports. These experiences are invaluable in forming bonds with their team mates and creating a healthy relationship with other schools