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 School holds the following titles:
- Severnside Hockey Champions– U13 Girls, U13 Boys, U11 Girls, U11 Boys
- County Hockey Champions – U11 Girls, U13 Boys, U11 Boys.
- IAPS Hockey – U11 Girls, U13 Boys National Finalists. U13 Boys Midlands IAPS Winners.
- U11 Boys Runners up at West of England Finals.
- Severnside Netball Champions – U12 Girls, U11 Girls.
- IAPS Netball – U13 and U11 Girls National Finalists.
- Severnside Tennis Champions – U13 Girls and U13 Boys
- Indoor cricket – U13 Girls District Winners. U13 Boys County winners.
- Cross Country – Corinna Clarkson U11 County Champion. Corinna Clarkson and Joe Stocks qualified for National Championships.
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.