Sport is a key element of both curricular and co-curricular activities at St Joseph’s. We offer a range of sports that suit boys and girls of every age and ability.

We are great believers in the benefits of sport; encouraging teamwork and leadership, and developing strength both mentally and physically.

Sports at St Joseph’s include…

Reception – Year 6 Girls: Swimming, Gymnastics, Cricket, Athletics, Netball & Hockey.

Reception – Year 6 Boys: Swimming, Gymnastics, Cricket, Athletics, Rugby & Football.

Year 7-9 Girls have PE lessons in: Swimming, Football, Gymnastics/Trampolining, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Athletics and Tennis.

Year 7-9 Boys have PE lessons in: Rugby, Football, Cricket, Tennis, Athletics, Swimming, Gym Fitness, Basketball and Gymnastics.

Year 10-13: pupils are offered differing activities with groups having a wide range of activities including in addition to the sports offered in Year 7-9: Cross-Fit, Fitness Walks, Badminton, Squash, Golf, Climbing, Yoga and Zumba.

Sports facilities

  • Sports Field (multi-purpose, used for Football, Rugby, Athletics and Cricket),
  • 2 x All Weather Pitches (used for Hockey, Football, Multi-Skills, Netball & Tennis)
  • Netball Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Prep Hall – with Gym equipment
  • Heated indoor Swimming Pool

We also have access to the full range of facilities at the University of Reading’s Sports Park, just across the road.

Sports matches

Pupils from Year 3 upwards take part in fixtures against other local schools and compete successfully in local leagues for a range of sports. A number of our pupils have been chosen to represent their region or county in their chosen sport. We are advocates for nurturing and supporting exceptional talent and commitment.

In addition to the normal regular block fixtures played St Joseph’s College are proud to be a member of ISFA (Independent Schools Foot all Association), Berkshire RFU, IAPS and The Society of Heads, and therefore enter various tournaments throughout the year.

Alongside the normal block fixtures are Swimming Galas against other schools which the College attend and host in our heated indoor Swimming Pool.

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