Top Schools for Sport in South West London and Surrey


With dedicated sports directors and state-of-the-art facilities, these schools offer the highest quality training for your child to achieve their sporting potential.

Top image: Halliford School

Whether your child is passionate about sport, or already competes at a high level, this list will guide you through the schools in south west London and Surrey which will allow them to excel in their favourite sports or try something new, be that football, rugby, swimming or rowing.


Halliford School

Halliford offers an extensive fixture list with two teams fielded at every age group. They have a history of running sporting tours over weekends for Rugby Sevens and golf with younger year groups, and their Senior Rugby tours travel internationally – most recently to Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. The school offers some fantastic facilities, from a well-equipped Sports Hall and Fitness Suite to playing fields both on the school site and on sites nearby. In 2022, they were shortlisted in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards in the category of Sporting Achievement.


Sir William Perkins’s School

This independent day girls’ school has a long history of outstanding achievement in girls’ sport. Their sporting facilities include a four-badminton court Sports Hall, a dance studio, three netball/tennis courts, a training AstroTurf, an athletics field and a purposebuilt boat club. Through the boat club, their Rowing Club has gone on to represent the country, win medals and enjoy success at the Henley Royal Regatta. Students can also represent their House in Inter-House competitions in netball, hockey, tennis, badminton, cricket and rounders.


Feltonfleet Preparatory School

Thanks to a dedication to cricket in the curriculum, top-notch facilities, packed fixtures schedule, outstanding coaching, and four county titles in 2023, Feltonfleet continues to make its mark on the cricket scene. For three years running, the school has made it to The Cricketer Schools Guide Top 50 Prep Schools. It also has a heated indoor pool and extensive athletics facilities. In recent years the school has seen success in Rugby Sevens, swimming, skiing and hockey.


Sutton High

Sutton High is an independent day girls’ school with a leading and achieving sports programme, with the girls 1XI hockey team having recently participated in the South Africa Hockey and Netball Tour 2023. Their extracurricular sport activities include ballet, Taekwondo, gymnastics, swimming, netball, rounders, hockey, tennis and athletics.


King’s College School

This independent day school has become a leading sporting school offering outstanding quality, with many teachers and coaches recognised at a national and elite level. There are a large range of activities on offer, from cricket, football, rugby and tennis to rowing and hockey. For the co-ed sixth form, girls have a wide variety of opportunities, including a new girls’ rugby team, and their 1st VII netball team competes in the Independent Schools Netball Competition. They have a free choice programme on Games afternoons which allows pupils to take part in any activity of their choice.


ACS Cobham

ACS Cobham’s sports programme is focused on fostering knowledge and skills alongside a love and passion for sports and team spirit. They run an extensive athletic programme, fielding Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School teams. Each varsity season concludes with an International Schools Sports Tournament, in which ACS Cobham ‘Cougars’ have established a winning tradition. Their sports centre includes a basketball and volleyball show court, a 25-metre swimming pool, a dance studio, a fitness suite and a sports café with an outside decking area.

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