Outdoor activities are a big part of life at Gad’s Hill School, but we strike a balance between working hard and playing hard, so that pupils can enjoy all the opportunities available.

With a variety of activities on offer, we are confident about providing something for everyone. As well as the traditional rugby, football and cricket for boys and hockey and netball for girls, we offer swimming, golf, boxing, rounders, dance and much more.

We value sport, not only for the overall health benefits and well-being of our pupils, but also for the enormous benefits it brings in terms of motivation, humility, team work, interpersonal skills and confidence. Equal opportunity, full participation and fair play are emphasised through both team games and individual pursuits, helping children to develop a competitive spirit which is so important in the post-school world.

Our outstanding facilities and dedicated coaching mean that we are able to help pupils to achieve the highest standards.

Our pupils are involved at International, National and Regional level as rugby, hockey players and athletes.

The Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme courses allow pupils further opportunities for archery, rock climbing, mountain biking, abseiling and sailing.