Sports Available

Hockey

Girls play Hockey during the Michaelmas term and boys are introducing it into the Lent term. St. John’s has had great success over many years, reaching the IAPS finals, winning area and county tournaments.

Teams

Under 13A and B

Under 11 A and B

Under 10 A and B

Under 9A and B

Under 8 A

Netball

Girls play netball during the Lent term and St. John’s has had great success over the many years, reaching the IAPS finals, winning area and county tournaments.

Teams

Under 13A and B
Under 11 A and B
Under 10 A and B
Under 9A and B
Under 8 A

Girls Cricket


Girls Cricket Teams

Girls cricket is played during the Trinity term. St. John’s enters national competition, most recently reaching the quarter-finals. Girls cricket is becoming much more popular and we play regular weekly fixtures in Year 7 and 8.

Under 13
Under 11

Rugby and Rugby 7’s

Rugby holds a special place in the history and ethos of boys sport at St John’s. The school has had an excellent reputation as a rugby school over the past 10 years. We have had some outstanding team and individual results in recently. The boys play rugby in the Michaelmas term and also some rugby 7’s in the Lent term.

Teams

1st XV and 2nd XV (Year 7 and 8)
Under 11 A
Under 10 A
Under 9A and B
Under 8 A

Football

St John’s still feels it is very important that football is played in school. Many other independent schools are moving away from the sport. It gives a great opportunity for all pupils to develop other skills and football is also the national sport of England. Children can have the dream of making a career out of the game. Football is played in the Lent term.

Teams

1st XI and 2nd XI (Year 7 and 8)
Under 11 A
Under 10 A
Under 9 A, B and C
Under 8 A

Cricket

The Trinity term sees the boys taking part in cricket. Winter indoor cricket sessions are held as an afterschool club for preparation for the summer months. We have a very strong fixture calendar and we enter national tournaments at Under 13 level. The school has and has had many Welsh Internationals in the teams.

Cricket Teams

1st and 2nd XI (Year 7 and 8)
Under 11 A
Under 10 A
Under 9 A , B and C

Facilities

The school has extensive sports pitches and facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, large gymnasium, tennis courts,  astro-pitch and  3 netball courts .

11+ Sports Awards

St. John’s on-the- Hill School offers sports awards to children from Year 7 onwards. Candidates are asked to attend a day of assessment in Year 6 at which the school are looking for children with potential who will benefit from the opportunities, facilities and coaching that the school can offer. If children get the unique and exciting opportunity to receive an 11+ sports award this would be at St John’s until the end of Year 8 and it will then continue onto Dean Close Senior School in Cheltenham in Year 9 through to Year 11.

Physical Education at St. John’s

PE lessons take place on a weekly basis and these sessions are taught in classes which are mixed ability and mixed gender. PE at St. John’s focuses on the individual and creative sports such as swimming, gymnastics, dance, and athletics.

The children get a variety of sports throughout their school life depending on their age. Reception through to Year 2 get one swimming lesson, one games lesson and one PE lesson a week. In PE they focus on gymnastics, dance, ball coordination, tennis and athletics. During games they cover the different skills required for quicksticks hockey, tag rugby, high five netball, junior football, rounders and cricket. All lessons are taught by subject-specific prep school staff that have expertise and knowledge of PE and games.

Junior school pupils cover Pop Lacrosse and tennis in addition gymnastics, dance swimming and athletics. Senior school pupils cover health related fitness and badminton in addition to dance, gymnastics, athletics and tennis.

Here at St. John’s we provide lots of opportunities for pupils to participate in as many sports as they wish. We have had teams or clubs for the following sports along with the major games played each week:

  • Athletics (indoor and outdoor)
  • Swimming
  • Duathlon
  • Adventure Racing
  • Pop Lacrosse
  • Girls Football
  • Girls Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo
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