In Cobham Hall’s thriving Sports Department, apart from PE lessons, there are a wide variety of sports and physical activities going on before, during and after school for girls to get involved in.  We have several girls competing in a variety of sports at county and national level.

Main sports and Inter-School matches

There are weekly training sessions for our main sports – netball, hockey and swimming in winter and tennis, rounders and athletics in summer. Matches take place regularly against other schools in these sports.

Where required and possible, girls are assisted in accessing local clubs for additional training.

Inter-House Competitions

PE staff and House Captains run inter-house competitions in cross-country, hockey, netball, rounders, swimming, athletics and badminton each year.


Girls can swim all year round. The indoor heated pool is available for free swimming three times a week, with a specialist training session for more serious swimmers once a week.


There is a weekly training session for athletics that runs year-round for all age groups.

Other clubs and activities

The Sports Department also aims to introduce girls to a wide variety of different sports – in recent years, girls have enjoyed taster sessions in football, rugby, shooting and fencing. 

Horse riding takes place at a local riding school each week.

Tennis lessons are run at school with a specialist coach (individual or group lessons).

Girls can take Golf lessons at Rochester & Cobham Golf Club, adjacent to the School.

Trampolining is another popular weekly activity, with girls competing at regional and national level.

Girls in older years are allowed to use the fitness suite and the dance studio after school and on weekends. All girls can use the tennis courts.

In the Summer term, Sports Day takes place at a local athletics venue, allowing the girls to compete in track and field events on a 400m tartan track.

“Pupils excel in sports such as hockey, netball, biathlon, swimming and trampolining.”

– Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, February 2015