The extra-curricular opportunities for pupils in sport are enormous. We provide clubs before school, during lunch-times and after school. The majority of squad / team training takes place at lunchtimes with most of the fixtures taking place after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The School has an indoor 25 metre swimming pool with 1, 2 and 3 metre diving platforms and a 1 metre springboard, netball and tennis courts, a gymnasium and a floodlit Olympic-sized astro pitch.
There are some tournaments / competitions which take place during the school day and on Saturdays and opportunities for squads to play in tours in the UK and overseas.
We are very proud of the sporting achievements of the girls both in team competitions and individually. Our core school sports are: Hockey, Netball, Swimming, Biathlon, Cross-Country, Rounders, Tennis, Diving, Athletics and Gymnastics. We have many girls who represent their county and some who are in national squads in a variety of sports ranging from those listed above to Rowing, Cricket, Synchro Swimming and Aerobic Gymnastics .
The Abbey also provides a programme of extra- curricular courses which are run by external coaches. These have proved to be popular with many of the girls who are not necessarily involved in the competitive teams. Recent courses have been in Street Dance, Fencing, Basketball, Golf, Judo, Football and Lacrosse. The Gym and Dance show and House Music and Dance competition also give performance opportunities to girls strong in aesthetics.