Junior School Sports and Co-Curricular

The Junior School sports programme offers opportunities for pupils to learn and excel in both our curricular and extensive co-curricular activities.

Our programme balances mass participation alongside excellence with pupils being given opportunities to lead, to practice, to persevere when things are tough and to celebrate success.

The Junior School has an extensive fixture programme against many local schools.

In the Michaelmas Term the boys and girls are split for Games with the boys playing rugby and the girls playing netball. There are though after school co-curricular clubs in both sports which both boys and girls are welcome to attend.

In the Lent Term all pupils play football with fixtures organised for both mixed and single sex teams often depending on the opposition we are playing.

Hockey fixtures are also played in this term predominantly by our Year 5 & 6 pupils, with both mixed teams and single sex teams.
In the Summer Term all pupils play cricket with fixtures for both mixed and single sex teams.

Pupils also have the opportunity within their PE programme to Swim and play tennis with galas and local tournaments entered in both.
In addition to this pupils, through our co-curricular programme, pupils may participate in Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Skiing, Cross Country, Judo and Rounders.

Mark O’Dwyer (Assistant Director of Sport – Junior School lead)






Core Sport

(Michaelmas Term)
(Lent Term)
(Summer Term)


(Michaelmas Term)
(Lent Term)
(Summer Term)

*Swimming and hockey are included as core sports in the Junior School but delivered during their triple period PE lessons in the morning. All pupils will receive 12 weeks of hockey and swimming per year in PE plus a co-curricular club throughout all three terms.

Co-curricular Sport

Hockey Swimming Rugby
Rugby 7s Netball Cricket
Judo Fencing Skiing
Tennis Football Rounders

Eltham College

School News

On June 9, we hosted the Fencing Kent Championship at the Eric Liddell Sports Centre, where we surpassed expectations and won most of the medals by the end of the day.
Congratulations to the 9 Eltham College Students who competed at the London Regional Championships 2024 held at the London Aquatics Centre.
The Year 8 Scholars have recently visited Westminster, not only for a  visit to Westminster Abbey and the Supreme Court, but also an exploration of the areas surrounding Parliament with a particular focus on the many statues found there.
Yesterday, 11th June, our Year 3 pupils went on a trip to Roots 4 Life in New Eltham, where they learned about the importance of healthy eating, cooking, gardening, exercise, nature, and conservation.
In 1924, Eric Liddell, a young athlete who’d recently been a student at Eltham College, ran in the 400metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics and won gold.