PE and Games are a central part of the life of The Bishop’s Stortford High School.
We aim to develop fully the potential of all our students in lessons, as well as through our extensive and unrivalled programme of extra-curricular activities. It is our hope that all our students take the opportunity to enjoy sport in order to develop an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle for the rest of their life.
The School’s sporting facilities are among the finest of their kind in the country. Our fantastic Jobbers Wood sports complex boasts six football and rugby pitches, plus three cricket pitches. The School also boasts a gymnasium, large sports hall and an extensive sports field with a pavilion including a modern weight training facility.
Staff dedicate many hours to organising and coaching our teams and squads. We have an impressive and prestigious fixtures card in all major sports, playing against leading independent and state schools at Local and National level. The School competes in many major national competitions, which has seen us become the National U14 football champions (2020) and National U15 football champions (2016), finish 8th in the country at Football (2015), current U18 County Cup football champions (2018 & 2019), U15 County Cup football champions (2017), current U14 County Cup rugby champions (2018), English Schools National Golf finalists (2017 & 2019), 3rd in the country at Tennis (2013) and qualifying for the National finals in Cross-Country (2022).
Each weekend TBSHS fields up to 15 teams in the major sports: Rugby and Cross-Country in the Autumn term; Football in the Spring term; and Cricket and Athletics in the Summer term. All students regardless of ability are encouraged to participate and represent the school at a range of sports with over 40 hours of extra-curricular activities taking place every week including Basketball, Badminton, Cross-Country, Running club, Short Tennis and Table Tennis alongside the more traditional activities.
There are many opportunities for students to participate in sports tours both at home and abroad. In the last few years, students from TBSHS have competed against their counterparts in Guernsey (Junior Cricket), Ghana (Football whilst working in the local communities), Holland (Cricket Coaching) and South Africa (Senior Rugby Tour). We look to organise a major tour every three years with the Senior Teams travelling to South Africa for rugby in 2022 and Sri Lanka for cricket in 2023.