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.
OUR GROWING SPACES
• 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.