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Sport: Inclusion and Excellence

We have a proud tradition of sporting excellence with pupils and former pupils competing at an elite county, national and international level. However sport is for everyone at The Oratory, every pupil can find something here to enjoy, whatever their ability.

Sport is a large part of life for everyone at the school. Games, including matches, is timetabled four times a week. There are a multitude of sports on offer which ensures that all pupils can take part and feel a sense of teamwork and achievement. 


As well as a strong team of specialist teachers, we have a number of professional coaches who have competed at an international level, to provide high-quality tuition, master-classes and guidance. We are keen for our pupils to always strive to achieve the highest of standards. 


Major Sports

Our pupils thrive on the opportunities to compete and develop their talents in team and individual sports.

Michaelmas Term

Lent Term

Trinity Term

Rugby (Boys)

Hockey (Girls)

Rowing (Girls & Boys) 

Football (Boys)

Netball (Girls)

Rowing (Girls & Boys)

Cricket (Boys)

Tennis (Girls)

Rowing (Girls & Boys)


Girls can participate in cricket, football and touch rugby too. As well as team sports there are plenty of opportunities to compete as individuals in swimming, triathlon, racquet sports, athletics and much more. 

Sports Played at the Oratory



As a smaller school a large proportion of our pupils represent the school in sports teams. Weekly fixtures see parents and the School community coming together to support on the touchline. The school has an impressive fixtures list and we compete at prestigious venues around the country. We have played rugby at Cardiff Arms Park,  competed in the Bath Cup at the Olympic London Aquatic Centre and rowed at the Henley Regatta.


Sports Tours

Pupils get the opportunity to participate in Sports Tours to a variety of far flung destinations including in recent years: South Africa, Barbados and Canada. 


Cricket Pitch & Views

The Boat House

Sports Facilities

We have sports pitches galore and our Sports Centre has something for everyone: swimming pool, sports hall, gym, ergo room, spinning bikes, grass court tennis, golf course, squash courts and we are one of only five schools in the country to have a Real Tennis court. We also have a boathouse on the River Thames for our rowers.

Nestled amongst pitches and fields galore that fall away into glorious woodland...any pupil would find it hard not to throw themselves into the plenitude of games on offer here.               

The Good Schools Guide


Sports at The Oratory

Sports Fields

Tennis Lawns

Golf Course

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