Sport at Ewell Castle

At Ewell Castle Preparatory School, many pupils cite sport at their favoured area of the curriculum. Specialist teaching staff promote physical activity and Sport for All, with additional competition and challenge being provide for those pupils who excel. 

Year 1 and Year 2: Swimming, P.E. and Games Lessons 

We take our Year 1 & 2 pupils to Tadworth Leisure and Community Centre.  They take part in two fortnightly intensive courses. One at the beginning of the school year and one in the Summer Term. The pupils will have daily lessons for an hour with experienced swimming teachers.

In addition, both year groups have an outdoor games lesson and a PE lesson on the Preparatory School site. The focus is to predominately further develop the children’s fundamental movement skills whilst giving the children exposure to several different activities and team games in preparation for their movement through the school.

In the Summer Term, the children will join KS2 for a Sports Day at the Harrier Centre in Ewell. Pupils will compete for their Houses both in individual and relay races. The points scored will contribute to the overall House trophy.

Sport in Year 3 to Year 6

In Year 3 to Year 6 the children will have at least three sessions of sport each week. These include two games afternoons and a PE lesson or a swimming lesson at Cheam Leisure Centre.

Pupils will take part in several sports and activities. These could include gymnastics, dance, tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, ball skills, athletics, cross country running and health related exercise. 

Within the games’ lessons, boys will take part in football, rugby, hockey and cricket and girls in netball, football, hockey, rugby and cricket. Most weeks, there are inter school fixtures and the school enters both local and IAPS tournaments. Additionally, pupils will take part in House sporting activities. We use the facilities on offer at the Prep School, the Senior School and for hockey we use Epsom Sports Club. 

Equality of opportunity is important to the school and there is mixed sport crossover throughout the year. Boys and girls do take part in some fixtures together and Ewell Castle hosts mixed festivals in both football and hockey. 

One of the highlights of the year is our annual Prep School Sports Day which is held in June at the Harrier Centre in Epsom. Here, amidst much excitement, pupils will compete against their peers in both individual and team events. In all events, pupils score points for their House that contribute to the overall House trophy. Individual winners receive a medal.