The Perse School


Encouraging an understanding and love of physical activity

Our aim

We are passionate about sport and physical well-being. All students in the Sixth Form have around three hours of timetabled games lessons per week (no PE), making use of our sports hall, sports studio, fitness suite and outdoor all weather and grass pitches. Most of our training and matches take place on our pitches at the Upper, but we also use the 26 acres of pitches 15 minutes away from school, at Little Abington.

Our core sports are cricket (girls and boys), hockey (girls and boys), netball, rugby and tennis (girls and boys), and these are an important aspect of our games programme, both within timetabled curriculum time and outside it. Take a look the sport pages in our beyond the curriculum section for full details of our games programme.

Learning journey

Sixth form students have access to an extensive list of options, which range from team to individual and from competitive to recreational. Options include badminton, touch rugby and a range of fitness classes – all designed to give students the opportunity to try something new.

Students can also select sport coaching options during their timetabled enrichment sessions.


Term Sport
Michaelmas Hockey
Lent Netball
Summer Tennis, cricket or options


Term Sport
Michaelmas Rugby
Lent Hockey
Summer Tennis, cricket or options
Providing stretch

Students can train independently in our fitness suite, using a programme put together for them by our conditioning coach. The coach also runs a weekly fitness masterclass: sessions include boxing, core, internals and spin.


Beyond the classroom

We field around 160 ‘A’ to ‘F’ teams each year and play on average 450 matches per term. Important sporting values such as sportsmanship, codes of conduct, respect for officials, discipline, reliance, leadership, teamwork, winning, losing and simply having fun are all fostered within the framework of the programmes offered. Please see the sport pages in our beyond the curriculum section for full details, and see how our teams are doing in our fixtures and results section.

In addition to competitive sport between schools, there is a considerable amount of competition within the School. We run an indoor cricket league, where staff and students compete against each other, there are House tournaments and sixth form students have end of term girls v boys friendlies.

Sports clubs on offer at lunchtime and after school include circuit training, fitness, equestrian and football.

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