Sport at Oundle

Sports Facilities at Oundle

Our Curriculum

Oundle’s approach to teaching Physical Education (PE) is centred around enhancing individual abilities and fostering a lifelong active lifestyle. The curriculum is designed to offer a broad exposure to a variety of sports beyond the School’s games programme and aims to improve motor skills which are crucial for sports-specific skills. Oundle places a strong emphasis on teaching qualitative values that contribute to personal growth, social skills, and health improvement.

This GCSE course focuses on both the practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. It is designed to foster enjoyment in physical activity and to develop an understanding of effective physical performance. Pupils gain skills in planning, performing, analysing, improving and evaluating physical activities.

At A level Physical Education addresses the development of the holistic person. The course is invaluable for pupils wishing to study a sport related area up to degree level. However, pupils who show aptitude and interest for Physical Education could use the subject for matriculation as an undergraduate in an unrelated subject area. It tackles challenging academic content across four main areas: physiological factors affecting performance, psychological factors, socio-cultural issue and practical analytical evaluation of performance. This comprehensive approach prepares pupils not just for academic success in PE but for a lifetime of active and healthy living.

The Acre


Climbing Wall


Indoor Cricket Nets


Fives Courts


Squash Courts


Performance Gym, in addition to the state-of-the-art fitness suite within Oundle School Sports Centre


Performance gym

Exercise and rehab studio

Sports hall

Cricket nets

Climbing wall

Squash courts

PE classrooms

Fives courts

Golf Simulator


The first indoor swimming pool was opened in November 1971, replacing an open air pool which had been built on the same site in 1935. In March 1985, then headmaster David McMurray proposed building a sports centre next to the swimming pool. The school’s first sports centre opened on Speech Day in July 1987. Following the opening of the new Oundle Sports Centre in 2020, this complex was renamed The Acre.

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