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Summer Fields Oxford

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The school's ethos supports sport for everyone, encouraging and enabling pupils to participate and develop skills in their sports of choice.

ISI Inspection Report 2022

Sport has a high profile and proud history at Summer Fields, with many children representing the school at local, county and national levels.

Summer Fields motto is 'A healthy mind in a healthy body', so it is no surprise that sport and exercise are a central part of our overall curriculum. 

In the Prep school, our guiding principle is that there is a sport for everyone.  While the main sports are team games - Football, Rugby, Hockey and Cricket - these do not always suit everybody, and it is quite possible that a boy will find his niche, and therefore his confidence and belief in himself, in one of the other more individual sports on offer.  They are all valued at Summer Fields, and we strive to put out teams in as many sports as possible.  Our team of coaches, both internal and external, have experience in a huge range of sports.

On-site we can offer badminton, squash, Fives, table-tennis, fencing, clay-pigeon shooting, golf, and climbing. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons are dedicated to sports, often with home or away matches against other schools. This past year alone there were over 200 football fixtures, giving all boys the opportunity to play regardless of age or ability.

In addition to matches, there are many tournaments and competitions in which we compete.  From IAPS Rugby sevens to National Athletics, swimming and Inter-school Cross-country, our boys enjoy pitting themselves against the national competition, and often enjoy returning with a medal or two.

We will do our best to give all boys the opportunity to try something new every year; his tutor will also be on hand to advise what is feasible. Facilities remain open during free-time and at weekends - for the keenest sportsmen there is always something to do!

Our ambition is to maintain our excellent reputation for sports scholarships to senior schools whilst supporting the boys to live healthily.

"...the sports facilities here are immense. The boys most certainly punch above their weight given the size of the school…"

Talk Education 2023

Indoor facilities include a large Sports Hall, a 22-metre heated indoor pool, three squash courts, two Eton Fives courts and a shooting range.

In the grounds there are tennis courts, an astro turf hockey pitch, a nine-hole golf course, an adventure playground, athletics track, clay pigeon shooting range, access to the river for kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, an outdoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, a cross-country course and sports fields which are used for football, rugby, hockey and cricket pitches dependent on the time of year.

Hockey is played on our astroturf

Our interest in Sport does not stop at merely playing.  Many of our boys have the opportunity to see the professionals in action.  We take trips to Twickenham, Wembley and Lords whenever we can, and (in addition to enjoying a day out) boys learn a great deal from seeing the famous sportsmen and women of the day.

"Boys work together, winning and losing with equal grace."

Good Schools Guide 2023