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We have superb on-site sports facilities
and all our pupils from 2 to 18 have the
opportunity to participate in a wide range of
sporting activities. The quality of our facilities means
that we are privileged to host numerous competitive
sporting events with local schools, and our Sport For All
policy means that everyone gets a chance to showcase
their talents. Pupils from age two upwards are
encouraged to sing and play instruments in concerts
and events in our wonderfully acoustic chapel and
perform in our fully equipped 370-seat professional
theatre. Friendly inter-house drama, music, sport and
academic competitions abound.

Creativity is embedded in the teaching of all subjects
at Notre Dame, and art, music, drama and sport offer
particular scope for personal expression, exploration,
inspiration and growth. All students are encouraged
to cultivate a passion for at least one of these areas,
which in turn nurtures commitment and dedication, as
well as a tremendous sense of team work, recognition
and achievement. Pupils are hugely supportive of
one another and are always excited to celebrate each
other’s successes.
The Prep and Senior School each offer more than
50 extra-curricular clubs covering a huge range of
activities, from chemistry, creative writing and debating
to baking, gymnastics and Young Enterprise. There are
ample opportunities to be involved in charitable work
and community service.
As well as a multitude of day and residential trips,
Senior girls are proud to achieve Bronze, Silver and
Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, and pupils of all ages
are able to enjoy our extensive outdoor space, including
our wonderful Forest School facilities. We find that
outdoor adventures lead to happy, fully engaged,
interested, inquisitive pupils who bubble with
excitement and enthusiasm.


• Extensive grounds extending
to 26 acres
• Professional Theatre seating 370
• 10 x Music Practice Rooms
• Dance Studio
• Acoustic Chapel
• Lytton Parlour – small concert venue
• Year 11 Common Room
• Sixth Form Centre, Kitchen,
Conservatory & Garden
• Forest School for all ages – 2 to 18
• Reflection Garden
• Nursery Play & Outdoor Learning Zone
• Prep Adventure Playground,
Tree House & Ball Court
• Senior School Outdoor Table Tennis
& Picnic Areas

Lucky prep and senior pupils get full
use of school sports facilities, which
include a new floodlit all-weather
hockey pitch and four netball courts;
25m indoor heated pool; full-size
sports hall; and 26 acres of grounds.

Wellbeing Award for Schools 2020-2023