Recently voted a Top 5 UK School for Sport, we are enormously proud for our sports for all ethos. We have over 70 teams across 8 different sports with competitive fixtures throughout the year to allow as many girls as possible to represent the school.

Sport at Putney is inclusive and fun. Whether you are a complete beginner or an elite athlete, you will have the chance to try something new, develop your skills and enjoy the camaraderie and sense of achievement that participation in sports can bring.

Click on the images to learn more about our senior school sports.


Over 50 girls attend training sessions and Putney are proud to be GDST champions of 2018.

Two training sessions per week take place at Wimbledon Athletics Track and pupils regularly qualify for the Regional Track and Field Cup.

One pupil recently won gold at the English Schools Inter 1500m.


Cricket is a new and expanding sport at Putney.

Our teams:

  • Under 12 A,B and C teams
  • Under 13 A, B and C teams
  • Under 14 A, B teams
  • Under 15 Teams

We enter our teams into Lady Taverners indoor cricket competitions. Increasing participation with other external cricket clubs and skill development.

Cross Country

Putney has extremely successful cross country teams competing in a range of national competitions throughout the Winter months.

The Putney High Junior team achieved fantastic outcomes  at the National XC Finals, whilst Year 8 and Year 7 have achieved 1st place at Wandsworth XC.

Additionally, Putney also take part in:

  • Trust XC
  • Surbiton XC race
  •  Guildford XC relays


The FA have had a massive push on women’s football and want to raise the awareness of the game.

Football gives the girls confidence, we currently have three football marketers and three deliverers on our football committee who are responsible of raising awareness on the game.

The students who participate in the committee don’t all play for the school football team, but want to be involved in pushing the game.

This offers students the opportunity to be involved with sport without playing and instead take part in highlighting other aspects of football e.g. player profile, match stats. We also have student lead coaching sessions on a weekly basis.


Putney has seen a host of successful gymnasts through the years, from British champions to world class tumblers.

Our elite gymnastics squads compete in Surrey, British Schools and National competitions.


In 2018 there were over 150 matches and 35 tournaments played involving 11 teams.

Pupils play in the Regional Academy and two for the U19 England Squad.

This year we were fourth at the U18 South Schools.


Over 250 girls play netball and are involved in 200 matches each season.
With seven teams across Year 7, everyone is involved in training, fixtures and tournaments all year round, developing valuable netball and all round sporting skills.
Our year groups have had an exciting season with the following achievements to date:

  •  U14 regional finalists and qualification for National Netball Finals in 2020.
  • U12A quarter finalists in the Sisters in Sport National Cup.
  • U13A reached final quarter final of ISNC and semi-finals of Sisters in Sport competition.
  • U16 and U19 both qualified for Surrey finals.
  • Putney High School student captaining GDST National Team and part of Surrey Storm Performance Lab.
  • Girls selected to represent Surrey and Middlesex county and London High Performance Pulse Lab.


Rowing is hugely popular and our boathouse on Putney Embankment benefits from one of the most prestigious locations on the River Thames. We have five squads formed from Yr 8 – 13 students and over 90 girls involved in rowing overall.

There are social and performance tiers in each age group and a professional team of full and part-time coaches supported by one high-performance coach.

Our boathouse provides high quality facilities that enable our students to practise and compete at the highest levels.

  • 16 ergometers
  • dedicated gym and equipment
  • student lounge and kitchen area
  • Barn Elms boat house – boat storage

A few of our many achievements:

  • HWR J16 4+ 2017
  • HWR J18 4+ 2018
  • Gold in 4+ at the National Schools 2018
  • Winner at Coupe, Cork, 2018
  • 4 rowers selected for annual GB v France Match 2017


Playing tennis is a social and fun activity. Putney has a tennis club and holds matches three afternoons a week, every week.

Over 60 girls in the school play tennis to a competitive level, 20 pairs per year play tennis. There is an Aegon National Tennis League A, B and C team in each year group. Putney also participates in the Surrey League and friendly school tennis teams.

In 2019 seven Putney pupils were chosen as ball girls for the Wimbledon Championships.

Putney’s U13 tennis team are currently National LTA champions.


Over 100 girls attend volleyball club ranging from year 8-13.

Fixtures are held every week with morning and evening training sessions.

There's a great variety of sports at Putney. You can be a complete beginner or a very advanced player.

Putney Student

Additional Sports

Putney offer a wide and varied sports curriculum from Year 7-9. In addition to those above, we also offer:

  • Handball
  • Trampolining
  • Basketball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football
  • Badminton

All year 9 have rowing as part of their curriculum lesson.

Year 10 – 13 girls participate in activities at Daley Fitness, which include:

  • Spinning
  • Squash
  • Self-defence
  • Yoga
  • Circuits
  • Body Conditioning
  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Golf

Fixtures information

Elite Athlete Programme

"PHS's elite athlete programme is one of the best"

Tatler Schools
September 2019

Our Elite Athlete Programme has been designed to support girls in managing their workload alongside the daily demands of busy training schedules. Students benefit from a designated mentor tracking their progress, with half termly workshops on sports related issues such as nutrition, injury and sports psychology.


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