Sporting life

Sport is an extremely important and popular part of school life.

Guildford High School has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding attainment. Our teams achieve consistent success at all levels of competition and we are privileged to see many pupils progress beyond school level, achieving district, county and national representative honours in a wide variety of sports.

Inclusivity is at the heart of all sporting opportunities at GHS. The pursuit of excellence sits comfortably alongside a broad and well balanced ‘sport for all’ programme.

Mrs Keely harper, director of sport


The PE department consists of specialist teachers and coaches who have the highest credentials, often having played at national level themselves. We strive to encourage everyone to participate and enjoy sporting activity, whether for competition, fitness, health or purely for fun and recreation.

We all know how important it is for pupils to feel recognised and valued in a school. Success in Sport can have tremendous impact on a young individual’s confidence and self-esteem.

mrs Rachel Byrne, head of physical education

Sports Facilities

The school’s fantastic sports facilities include:

  • well-equipped gymnasium at the main school site with separate strength and conditioning suite
  • purpose built sports centre including 25m, six-lane swimming pool, full size sports hall, fitness suite and large social area with outside viewing balcony
  • lacrosse pitch with access to three additional fields on Stoke Park
  • five netball / six tennis courts (three floodlit)

Stoke Park is used for other activities, including athletics, cricket and cross-country. Guildford Spectrum, with its ice-skating rink and all-weather athletics track, and Surrey Sports Park, with its astro hockey pitches, lacrosse pitches, climbing wall and squash courts are also used by our pupils on a weekly basis.

Sports on offer

During timetabled lessons, pupils in Years 7 and 8 enjoy athletics, cricket, dance, gymnastics, lacrosse, netball, swimming and tennis.

We do not allow any sport to take priority over another and we build an extracurricular programme that allows us to maintain this ethos.

mrs keely harper, director of sport

The curriculum broadens for older pupils and we provide a host of other curricular and extracurricular activities.