Sport is a key component of co-curricular provision at Bradfield and the range of teams in each year group ensures that all pupils can participate whatever their ability.

The College has a very high reputation for competitive sports with many of our teams frequently winning local leagues and reaching the latter stages of national competitions.

"Sport here is one long success story"

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Pupils also have the opportunity to tour abroad and recent trips have included Sri Lanka (cricket), Spain (football), Barbados (netball, basketball and golf) and Singapore and Malaysia (hockey).

Major sports for girls and boys

The traditional sports for boys are football, hockey and cricket and for girls they are hockey and netball.

The major sports in each term are:

Michaelmas Term lent term summer Term
Football (Boys) Hockey (Boys) Cricket
Hockey (Girls) Netball (Girls) Tennis
Lacrosse (Girls) Lacrosse (Girls)


Alongside the major sports, Bradfield offers a wide range of other sports, including badminton, swimming, clay shooting, fencing, equestrian, lacrosse and water polo.

For the full list of sports provision at Bradfield, see our co-curricular handbook.


The College can boast some impressive sports facilities, including a double sized sports hall, a 25 metre indoor pool, fitness suite, two floodlit astroturf hockey pitches, a superb 9-hole golf course, 10 football pitches and one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the South of England.

Our tennis provision is particularly impressive. We have our own tennis centre with three indoor courts as well as two outdoor hard courts. Six new outdoor clay tennis courts opened in Spring 2017.


In addition to the outstanding facilities, Bradfield is fortunate enough to have a large team of dedicated and talented staff, many of whom have performed on the national and international stage.