Sport & Physical Education

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Sport & Physical Education

Sport and Physical Education (PE) play an essential role at Lingfield Prep. Every child is encouraged to engage in the diverse range of activities that we offer, including football, hockey, netball, cross-country, cricket, athletics and much more. It is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, develop individual fitness, enjoy being part of a team and, most importantly, have fun!

Our team of specialist PE teachers and coaches provide expert instruction from working on sport-specific skills to understanding the importance of keeping healthy and active. Our inclusive and supportive ethos encourages every pupil to participate in fixtures and competitive matches against local independent schools. 

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Our Sports Facilities

Set in 40-acres, pupils benefit from our excellent sporting facilities including:

  • Large playing fields with two grass pitches
  • Multipurpose Sports Hall with floor marking for sports and activities
  • Two all-weather courts
  • Outdoor cricket nets
  • Access to Senior School sports facilities

Key Stage 1

In Reception, pupils play games and activities which focus on the development of spatial awareness, ball skills and fair play. They learn gymnastics, dance and fun fitness to extend their range of movement, imagination, balance and control. In the Summer term, children play striking and fielding games, learn simple rules and develop their hand-eye coordination. They also prepare for Sports Day by taking part in mini athletics events.

As the children move into Years 1 and 2 we build on these basic fundamental skills by introducing them to simple team games, such as football, hockey and netball.

Key Stage 2

Building on the skills learned in Key Stage 1, our children progress into match play situations in all major sports. From Year 3, boys play competitive matches in football, hockey, athletics and cricket, whilst girls compete in hockey, netball, athletics and cricket. All pupils have the opportunity to compete in regional and inter-school cross-country events.  

Match Participation

The Prep School has enjoyed significant success over many years across all sports at regional and national levels. We organise a comprehensive programme of matches and tournaments against other schools and all ability levels play competitive sport. We warmly welcome families from our School and our opponents to come along to fixtures and share a match tea together afterwards. 


Lingfield provides an excellent range of extracurricular sporting clubs, enriching our core offering and providing the greatest opportunity for pupils to excel and have fun.

  • Sports Club (Variety of sports and games for Reception, KS1)
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Modern and Street Dance
  • Ballet
  • Karate
  • Yoga and mindfulness

Sports Scholarships & Next Steps

Our School offers Sports scholarships and awards to talented individual athletes who can make a significant contribution to the sporting success of the School. Scholars and award holders have extension activities and workshops. We cultivate partnerships and opportunities for player pathways and access to regional representative teams.