Our pupils have fantastic opportunities to excel in swimming and make a splash in and out of the pool.
Our aim is to inspire young people with a life-long interest in sport and physical activity. With so much on offer within our incredible campus, there is something for everyone. Whether a future international or a recreational participant, the variety of opportunities and positive approach from pupils and staff generates a productive, fun and engaging atmosphere.
Nick Platt, Director of Sport
sport for all
Whether you aspire to play at the elite level, want to play recreationally or simply enjoy participating in physical activity for your own wellbeing, the choice is yours at RHS.
We promote sport and physical activity in terms of both physical performance and wellbeing, providing every pupil with the opportunity to excel and enjoy their involvement. Our coaching structure allows the more able performers to maximise their potential while allowing pupils of all abilities to develop their skills and participate in a range of sporting activities.
Our committed and highly qualified sports staff provide expert coaching to a high level and those pupils that wish to can take part in some kind of sporting activity on most days. It’s all about balance, so we plan our sports using a holistic approach, mindful of the academic and co-curricular demands pupils have.
There are a variety of sports or games options each term with a full calendar of fixtures against other schools. Many within our Talented Performance Group (TPG) programme are supported to gain regional, academy and national representation in their particular sport. Pupils who are not members of the main school teams participate in the recreational programme on Saturday afternoons, choosing from competitive or more wellbeing-related options. This is optional for Year 7 day pupils unless they are chosen for a main school team.
Other Team And recreational sports
VIEW OUR FACILITIES
Elite Sportsmen and Sportswomen
We have excellent opportunities to develop Olympic pathways for sailing alongside those with the ability and mindset to progress to professional and elite level sport. RHS also has strong links with Suffolk and Essex County Cricket, Mavericks Super League Netball, Northampton Saints, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby and Suffolk and Eastern Counties Hockey.
Meet The Team
Director of Sport - Nick Platt
Nick leads all aspects of the sports provision at RHS. He has over 25 years of experience coaching and mentoring pupils across a variety of sports from recreational through to elite level. Before his move to RHS, Nick was Manager (Developing Player Programme) and Coaching Lead at Harlequins Academy as well as an EPDG
coach at the club, alongside being Director of Sport at St John’s School, Leatherhead.
Nick has created performance pathways which have supported numerous pupils in reaching elite level in their sports, including those who have gone on to represent: The British and Irish Lions, England Rugby, England 7s, Saracens, Harlequins, Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs, Brentford FC, Celtic FC, Surrey CCC, Leicestershire CCC, Team GB Sailing, Team GB Skiing, Surbiton Hockey & England U21, Surrey Storm Netball U21, as well as a Wakeboarding Junior World Champion.
As a coach, Nick led the RHS 1st XV to an unbeaten season in 2021 and has previously coached teams which have won the U18 Rosslyn Park 7s tournament and Surrey U16 7s, alongside national swimming finalists. Despite his experience of coaching at a high level, Nick is committed to delivering a sports programme which caters for pupils of all abilities via the breadth of sporting activities and wellbeing experiences on offer.
The U12Bs had a great afternoon of rugby on Wednesday in their fixture against Framlingham Prep. Framlingham only brought a smaller side due to a sickness that had taken hold of a few of their players. RHS showed excellent sportsmanship by volunteering their services to help Framlingham so we could fulfil a fair fixture.
Today, we're sitting down with Nick Platt, Director of Sport.
The U14A rugby side enjoyed a dominant 66-15 win over Gosfield School on Monday. There were solid performances across the team both in attack and defence but Aaron and Romarho were mentioned in dispatches for their efforts.
The 1st team netball squad performed brilliantly at the county round of the National Schools event and have now progressed to the regional round next term. They beat numerous teams and gained 2nd place having narrowly missed out on top spot-on goal difference.
Unleash Your Hockey Potential. In the Michaelmas term, our girls take centre stage, and in the Lent term, it's the boys' turn. We offer A, B, and C teams in most age groups, ensuring everyone has a chance to shine. Our strong circuit features weekly block fixtures, keeping the competition exciting.
SPort Beyond SChooL
Many of our alumni have gone on to play sport at a professional level...