Boys’ Prep Sport

At the Boys’ Prep we firmly believe in ‘Sport for All’. Whether you play for the U11A or U8D team, the focus is always on allowing every boy to participate and enjoy all facets of sport whilst they are with us. At Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School, we aim to ignite that passion in every boy, inspire them to persevere when they struggle and challenge them further when they succeed. We strongly feel that lifelong involvement in sport and exercise comes from developing a passion at an early age.

Through a broad range of activities, the PE curriculum underpins and compliments the Games programme by taking a personalised approach to every pupil. We teach technical skills, develop tactical understanding and build the boys’ theoretical knowledge of health, fitness and nutrition. This approach brings to life our ethos of providing ‘a sporting choice for all’.

Every week, every boy in KS1 receives a 60-minute PE lesson and a 60-minute Games lesson. This also includes a 60-minute swimming session a week with our specialist coaches at Hurst Pool. We host local borough tournaments in both football and rugby, allowing our younger pupils an opportunity to experience competitive sport within a fun environment.

From Year 3, this increases to a 60-minute PE lesson and two 90-minute Games afternoons. All children will represent the School in competitive fixtures throughout the year, with an extensive fixture list against schools such as Hampton, Twickenham and Wetherby Prep.

To view our sports fixture calendar, please click here.

GAMES

In our Games programme, we focus on the three core sports of football, rugby and cricket.

Autumn Term – Football

We encourage all our pupils to believe in their ability and to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. Our football programme involves a mixture of fun drills/games aimed at improving the key essentials of dribbling, passing and shooting. Small-sided matches are actively encouraged, as we feel this is where the majority of learning can take place. We have regular competitive fixtures from Year 3 and enter teams in cup competitions across the county. Our home matches are played at the fantastic Hinchley Wood sports ground, which is certainly conducive to playing good football.

Spring Term – Rugby

Introduced as early as KS1, all age groups are taught key skills and game understanding as they move through the year groups. From KS1 to Year 3, the boys play tag rugby, before being introduced to contact rugby. The School ensures they follow the RFU rules for contact rugby and place player safety at the forefront of all we do. Our rugby fixture list is extensive, with some high-profile fixtures in the calendar. We enter local county competitions across Surrey and have hosted a Year 3 Tag Rugby Tournament in the Kingston Borough for the past four years.

Summer Term – Cricket

Cricket has grown significantly in the previous three years and although a predominantly summer sport, cricket has become a sport that is played across the whole year at the Boys’ Prep. We run a winter training programme for Upper KS2 at Esher College in the Spring Term and carry out small skill sessions on site for Years 3 and 4 during the same time.

We are extremely fortunate to able to use the wonderful facility of Esher Cricket Club during the Summer Term. Located a short coach journey from School, the club allows us full use of a six-lane net facility, outfield and grass wickets.

The Boys’ Prep are delighted to have developed a partnership with Newbery Cricket, who provide us with top quality cricket equipment to further enhance our cricket programme. We are also proud to be ‘Friends of Surrey’, an affiliation that allows us to visit the Kia Oval to watch high quality professional cricket.

On top of our three key sports, we offer sporting opportunities in athletics, cross-country, gymnastics, hockey, indoor athletics, skiing, judo and tennis.

When the boys reach Years 5 and 6, they have the opportunity to attend the annual Sports Tour, which has previously see us visit Manchester, Cardiff, Paris and Madrid.

 

GAMIFICATION IN SPORT

At Surbiton High Boys’ Prep, we adopted a range of sport pedagogical approaches across a range of sports and strongly believe this caters for all needs, allowing for a varied method of teaching to be utilised across both key stages. A recent approach adopted is that of gamification. This method of teaching has enabled the department to keep lessons engaging and fresh, by using game-like elements in applications of real-world activities. This has enabled maximum levels of engagement for all pupils in the School and helped to enhance the competitive experiences the boys are exposed to. As a department, we feel that enhancing purpose and providing meaning to all lessons allows the boys in our care to feel that what they are doing matters. With this, motivation improves dramatically, focus is maintained consistently, and progress is made much quicker.

SPORTS LEARNING JOURNEY

KS1 pupils are part of an 11-stationed carousal, comprising of jumping, running, agility, bouncing, and throwing skills.

KS2 pupils are part of a more specific athletic disciplined afternoon, comprising of four field events and two track events. This culminates in the ever-popular sprint finals, and House relays.

The programme from Reception to Year 6 changes to incorporate different skills and sports to ensure that the boys development continues during their time with us. We aim to provide an outstanding journey in sport with moments that will stay with them forever and a love of sport that can continue throughout their lives.

An example of our PE curriculum can be seen below:

ReceptionFundamentalsGymnastics
Year 1ABC-SAQGymnastics
Year 2GymnasticsDance
Year 3BadmintonInvasion Games
Year 4Health Related FitnessHockey Outreach
Year 5SAQInvasion Games
Year 6Invasion GamesHealth Related Fitness

 

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

The Sports Scholarship programme is a new and upcoming initiative that has recently been brought into the Prep. We are proud to offer athletes who wish to pursue the possibility of an 11+ scholarship, with the opportunity to prepare themselves as best as they can. The programme runs two mornings a week at 7.30am and will include endurance, strength and speed training.

 

SPORTS DAY

Every year, the preparatory schools host their annual Sports Day down at Hinchley Wood.

KS1 students are part of a 11 stationed carousal, comprising of jumping, running, agility, bouncing, and throwing skills.

KS2 students are part of a more specific athletic disciplined afternoon, comprising of four field events, and two track events. This culminates in the ever popular sprint finals, and house relays.

Achievements

School Games Mark 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Girls’ Prep and the Boys’ Prep have been awarded Gold standard for the School Games Mark for the third year running. This award is given to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. The events have been superbly run by the Kingston School Sports Partnership, and particular praises to Sandra Blenkinsop who is chief organiser for the borough. We have enjoyed hosting numerous events at Hinchley Wood this year, and will look to continue the good work next year.

We are delighted to announce that Surbiton High School has won the Tes Sports Award 2019 in recognition of our ‘Sporting Choice for All’ Programme.