Active & healthy lifestyles

Sports & Activities

An inspired approach to sport and teamwork

At Glebe, we recognise the significance of sports in our weekly schedule. We prioritise excellence, inclusivity, and personal growth, ensuring that every child participates in and relishes a diverse range of activities.

We firmly believe that sports play a crucial role in our students’ education. In the Prep School, children enjoy a minimum of four hours of sports per week, and that’s not counting the optional clubs they can join based on their interests.

Sports Scholarships are available for the most able, giving them additional coaching and sporting opportunities. All Sports and PE lessons are taught by specialist coaches and teachers. All pupils participate fully in all sporting activities and will have numerous opportunities to represent their house and school in competitive fixtures. In addition to this, development matches are organised so that all pupils can take part and learn in match situations.

I like the teamwork and working together with my friends. We all get a chance on the pitch and even the less confident ones get to play.

A Choice of Activities

Played seasonally, the core sports for girls are hockey, netball, cricket and rounders, while boys play rugby, football, hockey and cricket. Additionally, children play tennis and participate in cross-country and athletics.

After school clubs and activities include golf, table tennis, sailing, yoga and fitness training.

The school has a 25-metre heated swimming pool and from Reception upwards, children swim weekly from Easter to the Autumn half term. Building confidence over the years, the whole school comes together for the annual Inter House Swimming Gala, one of the school’s most enjoyable events.

Discover the Happy School

Take a tour of our school, where happiness and wellbeing thrive. See for yourself the excellent educational opportunities we have to offer.

“Our small class sizes and careful planning allow us to identify each child’s strengths and areas for development.”

“I am so pleased that my daughter stayed at Glebe until 13 as she had the maturity and self-confidence to handle a bigger senior school.”

“The teachers are very kind and encouraging. They are always trying to help us improve in whatever we are doing.”

“We are proud to be a school where happiness and wellbeing thrives under encouragement and exceptional pastoral care.”

“My son boards on a Wednesday night and for us its a ‘win-win’ situation, it gives him and us some freeedom and independence for that one night every week.”

“The best bit about being in reception is seeing my friends every day and having fun…”

“In the last five years 92% of Glebe pupils who applied for Scholarships to their Senior School of choice were successfully awarded them.”

“Since starting at Glebe, my son has gained in confidence and is maturing in to a fine young man.”

“You get to know and look after the pupils from all the other years really well, we are like one big family!”