Hockey currently runs during the Autumn term and is a passion for many Chesham Prep girls. When entering the school many girls have never held a hockey stick but quickly adapt to the sport. The fundamental skills are taught from Year 1 and teams are run from Year 3 to 8. The girls compete in a range of competitions from intra and inter school matches to national competitions, with many regional successes at U11. A tour is arranged for senior girls to Jersey and a number of girls are recommended for the local county development squad.
Netball is the main sport played in the Spring term and continues to flourish as one of the schools successful sports. The girls start learning to play netball in Reception and as they progress through the years the girls compete in matches from year 3. The fixture list is extensive with matches during the week and on the occasional Saturday. Chesham Prep host a local schools tournament for all abilities as well as intra and inter school matches. The school is affiliated to England Netball and attend the local regional IAPS competition.
Rounders is extremely popular as a summer term sport for all girls from Year 1. The fundamentals of batting and fielding are practiced and developed, and from Year 3 matches are enjoyed in the sunshine against local opposition.
Pop lacrosse is a new sport that has been filtered into girls’ physical education over the last few years. The fundamentals of catching, throwing and scooping are taught in the junior school and within the senior school tactical attacking and defending principles are applied.
There are many opportunities for pupils to immerse themselves in the water. The school uses the local facilities for weekly lesson for all pupils from Year 3. Please note that parents need to drop their child at Amersham Swimming pool one morning a week. The instruction under our experienced coaches is exceptional with many recommendations to attend the local clubs. As well as inter-house galas and water-polo for all pupils, Chesham Prep enter the district Panagraphic league in the Autumn and Spring term. A group of talented individuals are selected for the ESSA and IAPS competitions with recent National successes.
Cross Country is a popular activity for boys and girls. We enter the local schools competitions for years 3-6 and there are several external competitions, including the National Prep Schools Competition in Malvern.
Athletics is taught throughout the summer term when children learn all of the major track and field disciplines taught by specialist teachers. We enter several school competitions, including the National School Athletics competition.