Sport & Opportunity
IT'S NOT JUST ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WHERE WE SCORE HIGHLY
Track or field, pitch or podium – co-curricular life at Putney ensures you’ll learn just as much outside the classroom as in it. ‘Having a go’ is the one activity where we’re all ahead of the game. Elite athlete, team player or chess champion in the making … it’s purely academic.
A Team Game
Whether it’s football or lacrosse, dance or yoga, Putney has a multitude of activities on offer and 85% of Year 7 pupils represent the school in something that involves moving.
We’ve been named nationally as a ‘Top 5 School for Sport’ and that’s because sport really is for everyone, with teams at every level and a culture which allows pupils to get fit, learn new skills, and leave school confident that sport is for them, whatever their medal tally.
Silverware has been flooding in of late with Putney claiming national titles in Lacrosse, Netball, Gymnastics and Handball to name a few. Many represent their country in major sports and for those at the top of their game; our Elite Athlete Programme provides the support they need to achieve both academically, and in competition commitments.
From specialist training in our Strength and Conditioning and FOPHS Fitness Suites, to tailored support in sport psychology and nutrition, Tatler voted us one of the best schools for Future Olympians – they might have a point!
Outside the Classroom
Time spent outside lessons—whether in sports, music, drama or any one of our many co-curricular clubs and societies—is time well spent. These activities offer valuable opportunities beyond the classroom and help our students learn the value of friendship, leadership, teamwork and the many skills that will be so important in their working lives to come.
With over 150 different activities each week from Chess to Med Soc, book clubs to Entrepreneurship; even Scrabble; there is plenty to try and every opportunity to discover and develop your passions.
With our boathouse in a prime spot on Putney Tideway, our keen rowing community is well placed to set the pace. You can join the Boatclub as early as Year 8 and rowing is a curriculum sport from Year 9.
With specialist performance coaches and all the latest equipment, rowers can have fun on the river and go on to compete at some of the major events in the rowing calendar. Our Seniors and alumnae have rowed at Henley Royal Regatta, the Oxford & Cambridge Boatrace and the Head of the Charles in Boston, USA. And how about a Scholarship to Princeton? We do that too!
Whether she’s a whizz at skateboarding or super at skipping, your daughter will have the chance to try her hand at an exciting range of new sports.
Junior sport offers everything from Athletics to Cricket, Tennis to Touch Rugby, so there is plenty to keep girls occupied while they find their feet, develop their skills and learn to be team players. With inter-house competitions and fixtures against other schools in a whole host of sports, there are opportunities to compete at every stage of the game.