Sport plays a pivotal role in Haileybury life. It allows every pupil to develop their confidence and character through physical, technical and mental stimulus, as well as through teamwork and leadership opportunities.
“Sport gives pupils the opportunity to
learn about themselves and others, often within pressure situations, as well as enhancing academic performance.”
Andy Searson Director of Sport
Our ‘sport for all’ ethos means that we want all our pupils to enjoy sport regardless of experience or ability. We regularly have 20 teams for each of our core sports, hockey, rugby, netball and cricket with well over 1,000 fixtures a year across more than 25 different sports in total.
From their first day at Haileybury, pupils are encouraged to learn through all that they do – from the classroom to the sports pitch. We provide an extensive range of co-curricular opportunities which enables them to indulge their passions or take up something new as they learn to be part of a team and reflect on their blossoming talents.
Sports fixtures and training sessions are built around each individual and we are committed to ensuring that every pupil represents the school in competitive sport during their school career. To this end, there are a large number of teams for every age group in most sports, making for a rewarding and inclusive experience.
Our High Performance Programme also enables our most able and committed athletes to realise their full sporting potential including representation at a regional and national level.
Sport is an integral part of what Haileybury has to offer and with this comes an impressive sporting infrastructure. Our facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, all-weather pitches, fitness suites and indoor courts. Outside, among 500 acres of woodland, we have more than 20 pitches for rugby, cricket, lacrosse, hockey and football. The Sports Hall is home to regular netball, badminton, table tennis and trampolining sessions while our indoor cricket nets and bowling machines allow cricketers to train all year round.
Please click on the tiles below to find more about specific sports at Haileybury.