Abingdon Prep offers pupils a full and diverse range of sports and activities to suit all abilities and interests. Sport is carefully tailored to each age group and is very much focused on enjoyment and integrating activity as part of health and well-being. Talented staff provide coaching and encouragement at all levels and boys frequently reach very high standards, representing clubs, county and regional squads in a wide range of sports. External coaches with specialist skills complement the School’s staff, offering additional support and expertise.
The School is set in extensive grounds with acres of sports pitches for cricket, rugby, football and cross-country as well as a multi-activity sports hall, cricket nets and an indoor heated swimming pool. The new multi-use Astroturf enables all weather hockey and tennis.
Team as well as individual sport is encouraged with every child given the opportunity to represent the school in matches on a regular basis. Teams compete in inter-school fixtures as well as tournaments and festivals throughout the year. Please see our Fixtures and Results page.
The School is proud of its sporting history and of our aim to provide more opportunity to more pupils. By browsing through the sections below, you can see the sporting opportunities available as part of the curriculum as well as our Other Half sports which provide a wide range of additional opportunities.
As well as term time sporting activities we also offer holiday courses.
Ashley David-Ward, Director of Sport