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Prep Sports Board May 17th 2024

ESSA Finalists 2024



Huge congratulations to our awesome Prep swimmers who competed at the ESSAs last weekend! Our Freestyle Relay Team came an impressive 3rd & qualified for the National finals in Sheffield and our Medley Relay team finished 5th and also qualified for the National finals! We are so proud of them! 

ESSA Finalists 2024

Year 6 Inclusive Gala v Wimbledon High 

On Thursday 2nd May we hosted an all inclusive Year 6 Gala against Wimbledon High School.

Both schools invited all their year 6 girls to take part. 

We divided the girls into 4 teams. Each person had at least 3 swims. It was lovely to see the girls cheering each other and supporting their class mates.

Although some of the girls were nervous they all took part and gave 100% effort. 

The results were: 

Team 1 – 35 ND – 25 WH

Team 2 – 26 ND – 34 WH

Team 3 –  32ND – 28 WH

Team 4 – 31 ND -29 WH

So many close races , final results ND 124 – WH 116 – a win for ND Year 6. 

Thanks to Wimbledon High for bringing their Year 6 to us and to all the girls for having a go. I hope you enjoyed the experience. 

Year 2 Gala on Tuesday 7th May.

Our Year 2 swim squad girls took part in their first swimming Gala on Tuesday 7th May. 

We swam against St Hilary’s, 

The 8 girls that took part were so excited and told me they loved the gala and wanted to do it again. That is lovely to hear. The girls swam so well and although it was very close Notre Dame managed to secure the Win. Thanks to St Hilary’s for bringing their Year 2 Girls and Boys. 

Year 2 Swim Squad May 2024

Can’t wait to see the Year 2 girls in lots more galas next year. 

Inter-Squad Gala 2024

The annual Prep Inter-squad Swimming Gala was held on Tuesday 14th May with over 50 girls competing including 8 year 2 girls. We witnessed some really exciting races. New records were set, so this shows how well the girls were swimming. Every girl set at least one new personal best time.

Inter Squad Gala 2024

A full gallery has been uploaded to Firefly and can be seen by clicking on the collage above

Mrs Jones, Prep Swimming Teacher


The girls have been honing their hurdles, long jump and high jump skills during athletics club this week.

Check out their progress on our Sports Instagram account by clicking on the image below:

Prep Athletics - Long Jump


U11 C-E v Surbiton High

It was their first cricket match of the season and they had a great afternoon! A very close loss, a win and a loss for Team ND!

All good preparation of our tour matches in Jersey next week!

U11 C-E Cricket v Surbiton

U9 v Feltonfleet

Our Year 4s enjoyed a lovely afternoon of cricket last Friday – we won one and lost two.

U9 Cricket v Feltonfleet

ERPSSA Biathlon

Yesterday we hosted the Elmbridge & Runnymede School Sport Association Biathlon. Congratulations to just under 80 girls who competed in this event. Excellent swimming and running everyone! The results will be posted shortly!

The photos have been uploaded to Firefly and can be seen by clicking on the collage below:

ERPSSA Biathlon 2024

Outside School Sporting Success

We love to hear about your daughters’ achievements in sport outside school. Please do share any photos and news with us and we will include it in the Friday Mailing! (email

Mrs Tomlinson
Acting Head of Prep PE


Please do check SOCS for the Spring Term fixtures and events.

SOCS - sports calendar

(you should have been sent your password from the school office)