Ampleforth continues to provide a sports programme that has a positive influence on all ages and abilities of pupils. We aim to develop every pupil’s interest in sport, from aspiring internationals to those for whom sport is just part of a healthy lifestyle.

Our long tradition of sporting excellence gives us the experience required to maximise every pupil’s potential, regardless of the level of sport that they play. To help us achieve this, we offer outstanding facilities, and an exceptional team of coaches, comprised of former international sportsmen and women, professional coaches, staff solely dedicated to the running of our school sport, and committed academic staff. This level of support guarantees the best possible environment for every pupil to develop their skills, including the very elite.

Ampleforth offers a choice of over twenty-five sports, and an ever-increasing number of teams represent the School at all levels. Our programme is based around team sports, providing pupils with countless opportunities to represent the College. Pupils are expected to participate in the main sports but we also offer a wider range of options as they move up the College.

As well as organising prestigious fixtures against other schools, we have an integral programme of inter-house sport, enabling all pupils to experience competitive sport on a regular basis.