At Old Buckenham Hall we recognise the importance of sport and the great pleasure it brings to many. Rugby, cricket, hockey, football, netball, rounders, tennis, golf, squash, riding, shooting, sailing and more sports are all enjoyed by OBH pupils.

We aim to coach all the children from a grassroots level, ensuring that they receive quality coaching right from the early stages in year 1 and 2. By the time they reach the prep school all children at are involved in a team according to their ability level.

As part of the curriculum children in the prep school participate in four games sessions each week, including match days, which concentrates on a major sport each term. Matches are exciting and competitive events and take place on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and parental support is always welcomed. Those children not involved continue with further training or alternative sporting activity.

We aim to encourage and develop

  • a healthy attitude to sport and personal fitness
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • young people who display sportsmanship in success and defeat.


Whenever possible, we run many teams in each sport, so that all children have the opportunity to participate in matches at their own level.

As well a number of fixtures against other schools, all children also take part in inter-house team competitions and matches throughout the year, a highlight being Sports Day in which everyone participates.

In addition to the core sports each term, there are plenty of opportunities for children to experience a wide variety of sports, including Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Athletics, Cross-Country and Football.


BoysMichaelmasLentSummer Team
Boys (Years 3-4)Hockey & FootballRugbyCricket
Boys (years 5-8)RugbyHockey & FootballCricket


GirlsMichaelmasLentSummer Team
Girls (Years 3-4)NetballHockeyCricket
Girls (years 5-8)HockeyNetballCricket
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