At Charterhouse all pupils are encouraged to participate in and enjoy themselves across a wide range of sports, making use of the School’s impressive facilities. There are both competitive inter-school sports programmes and also inter-house competitions, providing opportunities not only for the most talented performers to develop and flourish but also for the many others who are keen to practise and compete at an appropriate level.
Sport offers opportunities to cultivate communication and leadership skills, to work as part of a team, and to develop resilience by learning to meet success and failure head-on. Most importantly, participation in sport is an excellent way to improve health and well-being. It helps all our pupils to learn to take responsibility for themselves, setting them up for later life by teaching them the importance of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Charterhouse seeks to combine academic excellence with sport at all levels. In short, we aim to promote participation and develop performance for boys and girls throughout their time at the School.
For each of the three Quarters (school terms), there is a major sport. For boys they are football (Oration Quarter), hockey (Long Quarter) and cricket (Cricket Quarter). In the Oration and Long Quarters, Under School boys (Years 9 - 11) are expected to play the major sport of the term, unless alternatives are agreed with the masters of each respective year group. For girls, the major sports played in the winter are hockey, lacrosse, football and netball, and tennis and athletics in the summer. As Specialists (Years 12 and 13), both boys and girls have access to the school gym in the Queen’s Sport Centre and can attend classes such as spinning and yoga.
Minor sports operate throughout the three Quarters, subject to whether or not they are ‘in season’. Depending on year groups, participation alongside the respective major sport is compulsory. New Fourths and Specialists can enjoy a taste of all minor sports when they begin Oration Quarter, after which, they choose which minor sport(s) they would like to play.
Minor sports include: badminton, basketball, climbing, cross country, fencing, fives, golf, karate, racquets, rowing, rugby union, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, tennis and waterpolo.
The sporting facilities are truly impressive and include: the Queen's Sports Centre; athletics track; three all weather Astro pitches; flood lit tennis courts; fives, racquets and squash courts; and The Halford Hewitt Golf Course.
The Queen's Sports Centre has an indoor swimming pool, multi-use sports hall, climbing wall and a well-equipped fitness gym.
The Halford Hewitt Golf Course
The Halford Hewitt Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 34 course occupying approximately 30 acres of the Charterhouse campus. Named after former pupil, Halford Hewitt, the course was opened in 1988 with pupils able to take up membership and play the game.
We offer Sports Awards at 13+ and 16+ entry. For further information please use the links below:
Meet the Team
To view the sporting opportunities available at Charterhouse, please view the video and photographs below: