Alongside our core sports we offer a vast array of additional sporting opportunities to encourage participation at every level of skill.
Additional sports at Grey Court are aimed at students who want to get involved at a more recreational level. These sports are open to all students, regardless of ability. There is less of a time commitment and a greater emphasis on health and enjoyment. For those students who discover a particular passion for a sport, we offer opportunities for further individual or team training and competition.
Please explore our wide range of recreational/additional sports below.
Badminton is offered during PE lessons and also as an extra curricular club for those who enjoy this sport and want to continue playing after school.
Cricket is played during the summer term at U12-15 level. We run indoor nets practice from January to April and then move to our outdoor nets. This gives our students a great foundation from which to improve their cricketing abilities.
We play friendly fixtures throughout the summer, along with entering the Last Man Standing Richmond Leagues at U13 and U15 level.
This is a hugely popular sport at Grey Court and appeals to students who enjoy being outdoors and running for health and fitness. Cross country is offered within the PE curriculum and also as an extra curricular sport. Students are encouraged to run before and after school within our extensive grounds and in Richmond Park.
For those who want to test themselves we also offer competitive cross country during the autumn term with borough wide and regional competitions, at which our students always perform exceptionally well. We also have teams in the English Schools Cross Country Cup.
Gymnastics, Dance and Trampoline
Gymnastics at Grey Court has grown over recent years and is now one of our most popular sports. We encourage students of all abilities to take part and support those who wish to stretch themselves through competitions.
Gymnastics is part of the PE timetable for all girls and we provide opportunities for boys and girls to train through lunchtime and before and after school clubs.
For those who are interested, we enter London, regional and national competitions in Sports Acro and Artistic Gymnastics where our squads have frequently made the national finals.
Dance is a hugely enjoyable form of exercise which many of our students enjoy throughout their time at Grey Court. We run an after school dance club for all age groups in co-operation with the Montfort Dance Academy. Students learn a range of modern dance styles such as commercial, musical theatre, contemporary and street dance.
Trampolining is a vigorous sport which many of our students enjoy. Again, for those who want to stretch themselves, we enter teams into local and regional trampoline competitions.
Our gym and dance show is a sell out event with over 50 girls and boys taking part in a spectacular display of physical prowess.
Judo is offered to our year 7 students who are coached by GB athlete and professional coach Frazer Chamberlain. Sessions take place every week after school.
Rounders is offered as an after school club during the summer term. For students who wish to take their training further, there are opportunities to enter local competitions.
This popular club runs once a week before school. We have eight tables for student use. They are able to simply enjoy the recreational aspects of the game, or to refine their skills and compete in local championships.
Grey Court is one of the first schools to offer triathlon training. Students train once a week before school and are coached by Junior Triathlon Coaching in cycling, running, bike handling skills and the all important transition from cycling to running. We have hosted and participated in inaugural inter-schools duathlon events.
Volleyball is growing in popularity and is run as an out of school club at Grey Court. For those who are interested in competing, we enter volleyball teams in various tournaments and have enjoyed much success over past years, including coming fifth in the London Youth Games.