Sports Introduction

If you are looking for information on upcoming matches please visit our Sports Desk.

Every pupil has three sessions of games a week, with fixtures played on Wednesdays (Forms 3 – 6), Thursdays (Forms 1 and 2) and Saturdays (Forms 3 – 6), against a network of local and regional schools. Up to 34 teams, including A, B, C, D and even E and F teams if required, may play on any one afternoon, allowing maximum opportunity for pupils to represent the school.

Although the majority of matches are local, on occasion we travel further in order to meet appropriate opposition. Our top teams enter county, regional and national competitions in the major sports and we host many tournaments ranging from the ‘Festival’ style events, for the younger age groups, to county and even regional finals for the older teams.

The major games for boys are football, rugby, hockey and cricket, and for girls are hockey, netball, and cricket. In addition, swimming, athletics and tennis are offered to all children. Squad training for swimming is held after school on a regular basis.

As well as our mainstream games, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of sports activities to cater for all interests including archery, climbing, dance, Eton Fives, golf, horse riding, judo and sailing.

Please view our individual sports pages for more details.


Set in the idyllic Surrey countryside, Cranleigh Prep boasts enviable sporting facilities amid stunning surroundings.

Our extensive grounds feature a full size artificial hockey pitch (used for tennis in the summer), 4 cricket squares, 3 tennis courts, 2 netball courts, 9 rugby/football pitches and a 5 a-side football pitch.

In addition to our own first rate provision for sports, we have exclusive daily use of Cranleigh School’s outstanding facilities including 3 artificial hockey pitches, a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, a sports hall complex, a challenging 9 hole golf course, an indoor cricket school, squash and Eton fives courts, an outward bound centre with an indoor climbing wall and stables with a riding school. Plus a plethora of superb cricket pitches and a grass athletics track with tartan run ups for high and long jump, during the Summer term.

The Grounds staff maintain the facilities to the very highest standard and this, coupled with an enthusiastic and experienced teaching staff allows the children every opportunity to fulfil their potential in the sporting arena.