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 for 2018/2019:
U13 Boys are England Hockey In2Schools National Champions
U13 Girls are England Hockey In2Schools Runners-up
U12 Girls are Gloucestershire In2Hockey Champions
U13 Boys are IAPS National Champions
U13 Girls are IAPS Runners-up
U13 Girls are Severnside Champions
U13 Girls are IAPS Regional Champions
U13A and U13B teams are Severnside Champions
Girls U13A and U13B teams are IAPS National Champions
Girls U13A pair are Severnside Champions
U13 Boys are Severnside Champions
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 2018 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.