Sport plays an integral part in the day-to-day lives of pupils at Mayville. Through an extensive range of sports, pupils are given opportunities to develop their skills and technique as well as their ability to work as part of a team. Many of our pupils go on to represent the school at I.S.A level.  

Taking part in sport not only encourages pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle, but it also promotes the importance of respect, fair play, determination and cooperation.

Sports taught to the boys during their time in Pre-Prep and Juniors include: ball skills, football, rugby, badminton, basketball, cricket, swimming, athletics and tennis. Girls are given the opportunity to learn: gymnastics, dance, ball skills, netball, hockey, badminton, rounders, swimming, cricket and athletics.


In addition to their weekly P.E lessons, all pupils take part in a number of inter-house sports events throughout the year. As well as inter-house events, there are also the special days where sport takes a great focus such as sports days, swimming galas and our annual cross-country competition. .

During their time in the Junior school, pupils have the opportunity to represent Mayville. This can involve competing against other schools in a mixture of leagues, tournaments and friendly fixtures. We also take full advantage of competitions at both a local, county and national level which give talented pupils the chance to represent the school in any sports that they excel in.

Sport plays an important part in the all-round development of children. At Mayville, all pupils, whatever their sporting ability, will have the chance to learn, develop, compete and have fun.