Sport is a major part of school life and has a high profile at Elizabeth College. It provides opportunities to develop socially, creates a sense of community, and provides our students with a welcome change in focus from their academic endeavours.

At Elizabeth College sport consists of a collaboration of our engaging and inclusive PE and Games programmes. The aim is to unlock the potential of every student by exposing them to a range of experiences and opportunities. Specialist teachers and coaches are used to deliver a curriculum which challenges every student from Reception to Year 13.

Sport offers plenty of opportunities to cultivate communication and leadership skills, to work as part of a team, and to develop resilience by learning to meet success and failure head-on. Importantly, participation in sport is an excellent way to improve health and wellbeing.

All students at Elizabeth College are encouraged to participate in a wide range of sporting activities. There are both competitive inter-school programmes (including off-island tours) as well as inter-house competitions, providing opportunities not only for the most talented performers to develop and flourish but also for the many others who are keen to practise and compete, and most importantly enjoy themselves.

At Elizabeth College we know that sport has a direct, positive impact on our students’ wellbeing, as the link between positive, resilient mindsets and physical activity cannot be ignored. Our goal is to ensure a high quality sporting experience for all our students, which begins with our very youngest children at the Junior School, and we hope will lead them to enjoy a lifelong involvement in some form of physical activity.

Pupils benefit from the structure of a wide­-ranging programme of sport. ISI Inspection Report 2021

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Sport Junior School Upper School Key Information
Athletics Trinity term at the Track in Footes Lane
Badminton After school club and league
Basketball   After school club and league
Bootcamp   Years 4 – 6 lunchtime club
Climbing   Climbing wall in the Sports Hall plus crag climbing as part of Outdoor Pursuits
Cricket Practice and Nets throughout the year and extensive fixtures and tours programme
Dance   PE lessons throughout the year
Dodgeball   After school club
Fencing After school Club
Football Training and matches throughout Michaelmas term
Futsal After school club and Friday afternoon option at the Upper School
Golf   Year 11+
Gym   Early morning club Year 9+
Gymnastics Junior School club and tumbling option at the Upper School
Hockey Training and matches throughout Michaelmas and Lent terms For Upper School Hockey information: click here
Inter-House Sports Football, hockey, cricket, swimming, athletics, cross-country, basketball and badminton competitions
Judo   After school club
Kayaking   Sea sessions during Michaelmas and Trinity terms
Lacrosse   Games lessons during the Michaelmas and Lent terms
Life Saving   Training for RLSS awards throughout the year
Mountain walking / expeditions   In conjunction with CCF activities or DofE
Multi Sports   Hosted by Year 10 and 11 Sports Leaders
Netball Michaelmas and Lent terms
Rugby Lent term
Sailing   Y11 + (Y7-10 during I&D Week)
Shooting   In conjunction with the CCF
Squash After school club and league
Swimming At the Junior School lessons at held at Beau Sejour and at the Upper School sea swimming sessions during Michaelmas and Trinity terms
Tai Chi   After School Club
Tennis Trinity term training and league matches
Yoga   PE lessons throughout the year


Alongside the PE and Games programmes there are also further opportunities for Elizabeth College students to participate in a wide range of sporting activities as part of the extra-curriculum programme.

These range from sport specific training and fixtures, strength and conditioning sessions, through to the opportunity to gain a lifesaving qualification, and all students are encouraged to get involved regardless of their ability.

The list of sports available at College (above) gives an indication of the huge variety of sporting activities on offer at the Junior and Upper Schools. Further details on these sports and the other activities on offer at Elizabeth College are available on the Extra-Curriculum page.