Sports

Our site has a large PE hall and a floodlit Astroturf sports pitch, allowing for both indoor and outdoor games all year round. Throughout the year classes are also taken to Victoria Park to make use of the facilities.

Each week, your child will have two sessions with our qualified specialist PE staff as well as a Tuesday swimming session at York Hall, with the exception of years Five and Six who have three weekly sessions. Alongside football, netball, cricket and basketball the children are taught badminton, cross-country, hockey, rounders, athletics, dodgeball as well as a variety of gymnastic activities. For a full list of what P.E. kit your child will need each term, please click this link or see the Downloadable Forms section of the Parents’ Area. All uniform is available from our stockists Khalsa Schoolwear.

Throughout the year there are a number of annual sporting events at Gatehouse, where pupils will be grouped in their Houses. Please check the calendar to ensure of the exact dates:

  • The Interhouse football will normally fall in the Autumn term.
  • The Interhouse netball will normally fall in the Autumn term.
  • The Swimming Gala will normally fall in the Spring term.
  • The Nursery, Lower Junior and Upper Sports Days will normally fall in the Summer term.

Sporting fixtures outside of lessons play an extremely important part in Gatehouse life. We compete in both IAPS and ISA competitions, enjoying a great deal of success in a variety of sports. We frequently have indiviudlas and teams representing Gatehouse at area and national championships. We also frequently arrange friendly matches between other schools. Please refer to the calendar for all upcoming fixtures.

There are a number of weekly sports clubs at lunchtime or after school, including football, dodgeball, tennis, netball and basketball. Please check with the Front office for availability or check the downloadable form in our Parents’ Area.