Overview

Sport plays a significant part in School life and our excellent facilities means every child has the opportunity to find something they enjoy. The major games for the boys are rugby, hockey and cricket and for the girls hockey, netball, tennis and cricket. The major games are played on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Throughout the school week children also participate in swimming, athletics and cross-country running, depending on the time of year. A variety of other sports are also available for pupils to try at weekly clubs. These include riding, gymnastics, trampolining, lacrosse, all types of dance and shooting, to name but a few.  

Pupils can enjoy the wide range of facilities, such as: astroturf pitches, gymnasium, swimming pool, netball pitches, climbing walls and the dance studio, which are available to them throughout the year. A remarkable team of coaches and specialist sports teachers, coach pupils in their games lessons including Angie Pearce (England Hockey Development Officer) and professional hockey coach Gary Tredgett.

DCPS has a strong tradition of sporting success with teams competing at national, county and local level. The girls are currently U13 Winners of the Lady Taverners’ Gloucestershire Indoor Cricket Competition, 3rd in the West Region Finals and hold the following Hockey titles: U13A, U13B & U10 Severnside Champions, U13 Midlands Region IAPS Champions (4th in the National Finals), U13 England Hockey Gloucestershire Champions, U13 England Hockey West Region Champions (4th in National Finals).

It is School policy that each term every child has the opportunity to play for a School team and tours for the School teams take place on a regular basis. In the Lent Term 2017 pupils enjoyed a Hockey Tour to Barcelona.

Matches against various prep schools take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the children divided into teams according to age and ability. Parental support is much appreciated at all matches and parents and friends are warmly welcome to stay for tea afterwards.