Elmhurst School for Boys

Elmhurst has a very strong sporting tradition. Watch our short video about Sport at Elmhurst:

The school’s enthusiasm for Sport is well accommodated on site up to the age of seven and at the impressive Old Whitgiftians’ Association grounds and other local facilities thereafter, allowing pupils to access many different sports.

Click on the map below to find out more about the local facilities used by Elmhurst:

We have a full fixture list with all of the preparatory schools in our area, and take pride in performing strongly in a range of sports. Inter-school and inter-house matches are played in the following sports: Football (under 8; under 9; under 10 and under 11 level), Athletics, Cricket, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tennis, Basket Ball, and Hockey. We hold an annual tennis championship which is thoroughly enjoyed by the boys, and also an annual parents and sons golf tournament for boys in Years 5 and 6.


All boys commence swimming lessons in the Summer Term of their Reception Year and have regular weekly visits to Whitgift, Trinity and Royal Russell swimming baths. We hold an annual Gala, normally at Trinity School. Many boys swim, and win honours, at District and National level, and we regularly have boys qualify for the Independent Schools Association National Championships.


Football is one of our major winter sports, with the boys taking part in a number of local tournaments, including participating in the U11 Croydon League.


Rugby has become an increasingly active sport at Elmhurst, with the boys playing rugby each week at the Old Whitgiftians’ Association grounds.


Elmhurst has a reputation as a strong cricketing school having won many titles in local and national competitions.

In 2014, our U11 Cricket squad enjoyed their first overseas cricket tour to Jersey, where the boys played three matches against local opposition, over six days. Read some of the boys reports from the tour:

In recent years we have had boys representing the school, Croydon District, Surrey and ISA teams in Football, Cricket, Swimming, Judo, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Golf and Athletic’s.


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"We have a fun and active curriculum with a variety of sports to choose from. You can talk to teachers to help you find a sport for you to enjoy or to help you develop and improve a sport that you already play."

Current pupil

"There are lots of opportunities to play a variety of sports and many fixtures with other schools including league and cup matches in Football and Cricket. Everybody can find a sport they enjoy at Elmhurst."

Current pupil

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