Junior sports

We pride ourselves in fostering the pursuit of excellence in a sport-for-all environment. Today the school supports boys’ and girls’ in over 10 sports.

The core sports are Football, Rugby, Netball, Cricket, Rounders Basketball and Swimming. The school has a proud record of achievement in all of these sports and we believe this is partly due to the quality of our coaching and our facilities, and also because of the encouragement boys’ and girls’ of all abilities are given to participate.

As well as striving to achieve excellence, we also believe in teaching an understanding of the role of sport and physical activity in achieving an active and healthy lifestyle. The school year allows the pupils to experience a range of other sports and the pupils are encouraged to be actively involved in many of these to help find their interests and talents.


Pupils in Repton Junior are allocated a house upon arrival. Allegiance and loyalty to one’s house are a strong feature to life at Repton and this is, perhaps, most evident at the various sporting inter-house events which take place regularly throughout the year. Results from inter-house sporting events are collected and collated to help overall house results at the end of term and year.

World Cups

Repton Junior prides itself of being inclusive, offering opportunity and follow the idea of sport for all. The PE Department offer once a term tournaments, following a World Cup theme.

Pupils compete for the World Cup in an afternoon tournament where teams put their lessons in to practise and demonstrate teamwork, skill and passion for their allocated country


As part of the Physical Education programme all pupils take part in swimming lessons. We see swimming as a life skill and by the end of every school year we ensure every pupil can swim.

The school has a brand new state of the art swimming facility comprising of an eight lane 25m outdoor pool and a small teaching and learning pool for the younger age groups. We also have an indoor six lane 25 yard pool. These are the most used facilities on the campus.

Competitive Sports – Repton participation in League Formats

Boys’ Football – Junior School Football is one of the strongest sports with Repton dominating the Dubai schools leagues for many years. Squads start in Year 2 with each year group fielding an A + B Team and the PE department aim to contact schools around Dubai for friendly C Team fixtures.

Girls’ Football – Repton Girls’ Football has been a prominent name around Dubai for many years. Our depth in numbers combined with the strength of our coaching staff has ensured Repton continually retain a high ranking in the Dubai Girls’ Football League.

Girls’ Netball – Junior School Netball is the strongest girls’ sport, with Repton being a leading force in the Dubai Leagues. Netball starts at Year 3 through to Year 6, producing some talented and successful teams and individuals, with many being inspired to participate further outside of school.

Boys’ Rugby – Junior School Rugby is becoming stronger and stronger, with Repton School being recognised as a highly competitive school within the Dubai Leagues. Squads start at Year 3 with each year group fielding A + B Teams. Year 3 start their Rugby path with TAG Rugby. Year 4 start with the introduction of contact rugby which continues through to Year 6.

Boys’ Cricket – Junior School Cricket begins in the Summer Term with Repton entering an Indoor League, as well as arranging many friendly outdoor fixtures also. Year 3 + 4 enter a combined team, as well as Year 5 + 6, therefore competition for a place is fierce. We currently field A Teams for both age groups.

Mixed Rounders – Mixed Rounders gives boys’ and girls’ the opportunity to compete in a competitive striking and fielding game. These teams take part in a Schools League within Dubai.

Swimming – Swimming is an integral part of the school curriculum with an introduction to swimming in Reception. We have state of the art facilities with an 8 lane, 25m pool as well as a gradual depth pool for beginners. Squads compete against schools within a Dubai Swim League, with Repton constantly striving to be the best.

Gymnastics – Gymnastics is a mixed squad who compete in many different disciplines. Pupils train for competitions all year round and perform to parents and peers each term. This sport is growing rapidly in Repton and in Dubai.

Girls’ TAG Rugby – For the past 3 years Girls’ TAG Rugby has steadily improved in participation and in competitiveness, with Repton being crowned champions twice over the past 3 years. Repton enter an A and B Team Year 5 + 6 Team to leagues and tournaments around Dubai.

Basketball – Basketball was introduced to the Junior School in 2013/14. The squad has competed in the Dubai Schools League with more and more interest from boys’ and girls’. This is a sport which Repton will be challenging in years to come.

Development Sports / Activities

The following sports are also on offer in the Junior School. Some sports may turn into competitive squads in the future.

Our development sessions are ran for pupils with other interests and encourage all students to develop their full potential through a wide range of purposeful, yet enjoyable activities within a challenging environment.

Development sessions also provide extra coaching for players who are keen to progress into our competitive squads.

HockeyTAG RugbyRounders
DanceAthleticsStriking and Fielding

Repton School also offers various Extra Curricular Activities. Click here for more details.