Enjoyment, inclusion and high quality preparation from the youngest age are the keys to the success of sport at MHS. Sport plays a central role in school life; we are proud to be able to offer children a huge range of activities and believe in the benefits of ‘letting off steam’ in the fresh air (or, failing this, at least in our spacious sports hall!).
PE is taught from Nursery age by subject specialists and the very full programme sees the children learning to swim and being gradually introduced to ball skills, gymnastics, trampolining, mini tennis, badminton, handball, and eventually cross country running.
From Year 1, the children’s games programme includes all the main winter and summer sports; soccer, rugby, hockey, cricket and tennis for boys and hockey, netball, lacrosse, rounders and tennis for girls, plus athletics in the summer term. Swimming in our outdoor pool is also part of the summer programme throughout the school. Prep school children have Games almost every afternoon and teams compete very successfully against local schools in weekly matches. We try hard to include everyone who wants to represent the school – and so many do!.
There are also opportunities here for children to try their hand at sports such as golf, sailing and rifle shooting; our rifle range is used for .22 live bore shooting all year round and nearby Bewl water and Bedgebury are used for sailing and mountain biking respectively. We even offer two dedicated outward bounds courses - one locally for year 6 and one in Devon for year 8.