The Prep School has a wealth of sporting activities which form an integral part of school life. We strive to offer pupils every opportunity to enjoy sport and to experience success. Those who have the desire to excel and those who just wish to participate, benefit from expert coaching and positive sporting experiences.

We provide an extensive fixture list for girls and boys from Years 3-6, often fielding enough teams for all pupils to play on a particular day. Our matches are usually played midweek, with the occasional weekend fixture also being played.

Wellingborough School has an enviable sporting reputation, and our ‘Sport for All’ ethos has uncovered many fine talents. We aim to give every child the opportunity to represent the School in a sporting event or fixture. It is hoped that this superb provision for sport at Wellingborough Prep School will instil a lifelong love for sport as well as providing individuals with the added benefits that sport provides such as self-discipline, teamwork and fair play.

In the Lower Prep, pupils have a weekly lesson of Games and one of PE. The pupils in the Upper Prep receive three Games lessons plus one PE lesson per week, and the sports on offer vary each term throughout the year.

Major Games

Boys: Rugby, Football, Cross-Country, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics

Girls: Hockey, Netball, Cross-Country, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics


The sporting facilities at Wellingborough School are varied and outstanding. The facilities include:

  • Floodlit rugby pitch
  • 8 rugby/football pitches
  • 5 cricket squares and 8 artificial nets
  • 2 full size floodlit artificial pitches
  • 5 hard tennis courts and 12 artificial courts
  • Sports Hall
  • 2 athletics tracks