Sport is an important part of life at Farleigh and specialist coaching is provided to a high standard. In addition to sports, PE is taught throughout the school every week. Years 4-8 play games four afternoons per week, with competitive fixtures against other schools on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Year 3 play games two afternoons per week and are introduced to the main sports and matches.
The major sports for boys are:
The major sports for girls are:
Additional tennis coaching is popular and available throughout the year. In the spring term, tennis squads are introduced for Years 6-8 to help prepare them for matches in the summer term.
Swimming lessons in our indoor pool are timetabled during the course of the school year for all pupils, and swim squad meet at least twice a week for gala training.
Boys' hockey was introduced to the sports programme in November 2019.
Lacrosse training is available for Years 6-8 girls throughout the year.
Many pupils also take part in pre-season coaching sessions for the major sports and there is the opportunity to take part in sports tours.
Notable successes include the under-12 netball team winning the IAPS national finals in 2018 and last year's under-13 rugby team, unbeaten in five years and 55 matches at Farleigh. Tennis is popular - two-thirds of pupils have lessons."
The Good Schools Guide
Along with the more competitive team sports, things like dance and life-saving skills are part of the curriculum here adding other options to the physical side of the curriculum."