Sport is an essential part of life at Eaton House Belgravia. We believe that team and individual sports are essential for a child’s mental development and wellbeing. We also encourage the boys to stay active with three separate sport sessions per week. Our aim is not only to develop the boys skills, but we also teach the boys to be coachable, good sportsmen and to always play in the spirit of the game.
The Pre-Prep boys are exposed to a wide variety of curricular and extracurricular sports. A combination of onsite PE lessons and offsite games and swimming sessions enables the boys to develop key sporting skills. Eaton House Schools is considered a very 'sporty' group of schools, perhaps due to the number of specialist and outside coaches we employ to improve the boys' skills and their sporting range.
The games we practise include cricket, tag and contact rugby, cross-country, football, swimming, hockey, basketball, tennis and a range of athletics, including track, long jump and high jump. There are clubs for a number of sports, including clubs on site or at Battersea Park.
Colours are awarded for the highest levels of sporting achievement. Regardless of whether boys are awarded colours, we ask that they play with passion, commitment and team spirit. There are also plenty of sporting inter-house competitions including prizes for football, cross-country, tag-rugby, cricket and at sports day.
Sport helps the pupils' physical and emotional health as well as teaching them to be a part of a team representing the school and their house. Every boy joins in and that is very important for building confidence, team spirit, sociability and overall house spirit.
Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep has access to swimming facilities, astro-turf multi use courts, tennis courts and Battersea Park and Clapham Common for games.
In school, sport is centred on learning skills through game play and the boys are able to play competitively in a number of house-specific competitions and externally against local schools. Boys love to win points for their house while learning to win and lose as part of a team. It is great to see all boys participating and having the feeling of belonging and self worth.