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We deliver an enriching and inclusive sports programme, providing pupils with the opportunity to participate in both inter and intra-school sport. Enjoyment and inclusion at all levels of competition are central to our ethos.

We are extremely proud of the range of opportunities and our performance pathways, empowering pupils to learn, develop and thrive beyond their expectations. All pupils are encouraged to do their best, whatever their level of sporting ability, and we celebrate each individual journey.

Pupils are taught by specialist sports staff, and are supported by wider school staff for fixtures, tournaments and festivals. Our departmental aim is to enhance the pupils’ exposure to a range of sports and activities, enabling them to develop a lifelong love of sport and well-being.

Sport at Stroud aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for all, regardless of ability
  • Develop enjoyment, creativity, teamwork, discipline, respect, independence and sportsmanship
  • Encourage team spirit and identity
  • Promote the importance of physical fitness and exercise
  • Develop physical, psychological, tactical and technical skills
  • Develop skilful, committed, competitive and intelligent performers
  • Introduce a wide variety of sports to build confidence and a platform for the future
  • Promote links with local sports clubs to support pupils’ development

Wellington Sports Ground 

Wellington Sports Ground is shared with our senior school, King Edward VI School, Southampton, and consists of 33 acres of playing fields, six tennis courts, four netball courts and a full-size water based astro, allowing the school to host large tournaments and play a range of schools on a regular basis.

A large pavilion with 18 changing rooms, a kitchen and catering facilities for over 100 students is also located on-site.

Main field 

Our main field, set at the entrance of our rural green environment with the backdrop of the main house, can host five football pitches, or seven rugby pitches, or two all-weather cricket fields, plus outdoor cricket nets. There is also a long jump pit, and grass running track for athletics.

The Sports Hall

The school has a full-size sports hall equipped with a large viewing gallery and changing rooms. This fantastic indoor space can accommodate indoor cricket nets, a netball court, a basketball court and four badminton courts.

Outside the Sports Hall, we have space for two netball courts, or two tennis courts.  

Swimming pool 

Stroud School has a heated outdoor swimming pool which is used from Easter through to October half term (weather permitting) for all year groups. Aside from weekly swimming lessons, children also have the opportunity to sign up for clubs after school which include the ever popular snorkelling club! 


Stroud School is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), and we proudly host the annual IAPS U11 Regional Rugby Festival and U11 Regional Netball Tournament at Wellington Sports Ground.