Sports

Sports

Every week the boys have two Games sessions, where specialist coaches come in to spend the afternoon teaching a variety of both winter and summer sports, in addition to an on-site PE lesson which is included in the academic timetable. On Tuesdays the sport takes place either at the Hampstead Heath Extension or the Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre and for Friday sessions the school has sole use of the fantastic facilities at Brondesbury Cricket Club.

During Michaelmas and Lent the boys concentrate on football, there is an emphasis on involvement and enjoyment of the sport, but with plenty of matches against local schools they are also able to enhance their teamwork and competitive edge. There are chances to practice cross-country running in preparation for inter-school meets including Hereward House’s own highly regarded event. Alongside football and running the boys have the chance to get involved with hockey, touch-rugby, basketball and dodgeball.

In the Junior school they have a weekly PE lesson where they focus on fundamental and motor skills, they have an introduction to team sports. Form 2 also have a swimming lesson every week to prepare them for the middle school, where they will take part with the seniors in the intra-school house swimming competition, one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.

The focus in the Summer term is on cricket, but many boys choose to opt for ultimate frisbee on Tuesdays and tennis on Fridays. There are also sessions at the Parliament Hill Athletics Track for practicing track and field events in the lead up to Sports Day hosted at Brondesbury.