You do not need to study Physical Education at A Level to enjoy sport in the Sixth Form. In fact, participation rates are exceptionally high.

So although you may be working really hard, we encourage you to give yourself a break and join in. You can take part whether you are interested in competing at a high level, looking to have fun, socialise or care for your wellbeing.

Opportunities to lead

There are plenty of leadership opportunities, such as organising and leading weekly clubs for younger students (including our Junior School). You could also coach in one of your favourite sports.

Sport beyond the timetable

We have around 30 co-curricular sports on offer, taking place at lunchtimes, after school and at weekends. Wednesday afternoons are also given over to letting you choose from a range of mixed-age sport classes. These are provided by our own sizeable team of sports staff, supported by visiting specialists in particular sports.

You can choose from a range of activities in summer, and others in winter. For example, you could pick from cricket, cycling, swimming and trampolining.

We also offer all students the chance to represent Habs Girls at any level. You can get involved in internal franchise competitions, inter-house events, social activities and competitive fixtures with other local schools.

Our superb sports facilities

Our large campus gives us space for some excellent sporting facilities, including:

  • A sports hall
  • The senior gym
  • An indoor swimming pool
  • A fitness suite
  • A performance area
  • Nine outdoor tennis courts
  • Seven outdoor netball courts (joint with Habs Boys)
  • Six lacrosse pitches
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The benefits of sports participation

We emphasise the importance of interests and activities within and beyond the curriculum. Aside from the simple pleasure of taking part, sports teach important soft skills.

Getting involved in sport offers an important extra dimension to life at school and beyond. It can help to establish a lifelong pattern which brings benefits such as improved health, fitness and friendships.

Sport also helps to build confidence and resilience. Students learn to value the importance of context-driven rules and safety codes, to minimise risk and compete in a non-aggressive way. They learn to cope responsibly with both success and failure, appreciating the importance of fair play.

You also develop skills in teamwork. Not only appreciating the contribution of others, but taking responsibility for you own individual performances.


Habs Girls gets together with Habs Boys every Tuesday lunchtime for a fun run, although it is actually taken pretty seriously.

Called HabsDash, the run follows a 3.5km route around our school grounds. The run is open to all members of the Habs community, so it is your chance to show up your teachers and other staff.

Every week, we produce results sheets so you can track your progress. Perhaps you could build up to a half-marathon, or even a full one.