Top 20 National Ranking for Surbiton High School Sport

Posted: 29th January 2020

Surbiton High School has been ranked as the 6th  leading independent girls’ senior school in the country for sport and 18th overall in the Top 100 Independent Schools*.

The commitment to sport within the School stems from an embedded programme that sees a huge commitment from our pupils and parents, and their engagement and support is integral to the success of the School in the sporting arena.

The School’s focus on providing a breadth of opportunity to all pupils and exposure to our Super Eight sports also led to the School winning the TES Sports Award in 2019 for providing ‘a sporting choice for all’. The School runs approximately 70 sports teams regularly and facilitates 3,500 pupil sessions to engage in Co-curricular sports clubs on a weekly basis.

The Surbiton High School sports programme continually evolves with the introduction of football and cricket in recent years and a meaningful Years 11 to 13 games afternoon with pupils opting-in to either recreational or competitive sport. This allows pupils to embrace a broad variety of sporting opportunities and prepares them well for life after Surbiton High School.

Sunita Pottay, Director of Sport, stated: “The success of our sporting programme is down to the culture the pupils and staff have engendered within the School. Their enthusiasm and passion shine through at every level. At the heart of our programme is the sentiment that participating in sport is all about the journey. Learning to win, and lose, is an important part of the process.”

Rebecca Glover, Principal, said: “This acknowledgement of our standing within the school sporting arena is a clear demonstration of the tailored provision and programme that Surbiton High School offers to all its pupils. This approach allows our pupils to flourish in whatever areas their strengths lie and goes beyond just sport to extend across the whole curriculum and Co-curricular programme.”

To find out more about sport at Surbiton High, please click here.

*As decided by School Sport magazine, January 2020.

Categories: Senior School Sport