The enviable expanse of playing fields and first class indoor facilities enable all the boys to participate in a large variety of sports and activities. The games programme is full and varied and boys take part in organised games five afternoons a week – principally football, rugby, hockey and cross country in the winter and cricket, athletics, tennis and swimming in the summer.
“A feeling of team spirit pervades the school …” Ofsted boarding inspection
Huge numbers of matches are organised for Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and these provide opportunities for achievement and fun for all the boys. We take trouble to give everybody the chance to represent the school at some stage during the term and we have fielded as many as seventeen teams on one afternoon. Ludgrove sport tries to involve all of the boys and we value the importance of being part of a team at whatever level. We encourage parents and families to come and support the boys and join us for tea afterwards.
We involve the boys in a wide range of other sports and activities and our sports centre is home to a large sports hall (for indoor hockey and football, badminton, judo, fencing and gymnastics), two squash courts, two Eton fives courts and a magnificent twenty metre indoor swimming pool. In the grounds there are six tennis courts, a beautiful nine-hole golf course, a large astro turf, a croquet lawn, an adventure playground and space for playing ‘camps and dens’ in the woods.