Games and Sport

While trophies are always nice to win, our goal is for our young people to discover a sport or activity they enjoy.

Games and sport pick up the pace in the Senior School, where there are many more options and opportunities to shine. Enthusiasts compete at regional, national and international levels, yet our aim is for pupils to discover sports and activities they genuinely enjoy.

Games options change according to the season. Senior School pupils can continue with rugby, rowing, hockey or cross-country in winter/spring, and athletics, cricket or tennis in summer. Or they can try something completely new. There are 14 Games options to inspire our young people, ranging from adventure skills and sailing to pilates and dance. Games is compulsory until the end of Senior 5.

Most Games options take place at our Goldenacre sports ground; we also have a boathouse on the Union Canal for our rowers. Pupils can focus their efforts on a particular sport all the way through the Senior School, or they can try various team and individual sports to see what suits them best. We want our young people to enjoy taking part and being active.

Physical Education classes take place on campus in our Centre for Sport and Exercise, which has a games hall, fitness suite and dance studio. Senior 1 and 2 pupils have a double period of PE per week. From Senior 3 to 6, pupils have PE for a single 40-minute period per week, but can also join in lunchtime classes and interest courses in a wide range of sports.

For a full list of all sporting fixtures and games information please check our dedicated sports website.

Visit our dedicated page about Heriot’s Rowing to find more information.