Sir William Borlase's Grammar School


Sport forms a great feature of life at Sir William Borlase. All of our students get to experience a wide variety of different sporting activities through PE and games lessons as well as in the wide selection of extracurricular clubs.  This page gives an overview of Sport at Borlase: please click here to find more detail on the department website.


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Therefore, we are always striving to provide more opportunities for our young people to be active; in both traditional sports and through health and wellness activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. With this in mind, students receive 2 hours of PE & Games lessons per week. All students have the opportunity to study Physical Education at GCSE and/ or A Level in addition to Sports Leaders Qualifications.

Extra-Curricular Sport

Every student, regardless of ability or athleticism has access to an extremely diverse, extracurricular sports programme and can choose between recreational activities, or elite sports.

Borlase has two focus sports in Rowing and Hockey and also provides competitive opportunities in athletics, cheerleading, cricket, cross-country running, equestrian, football, netball, rounders, rugby, softball, tennis and trampolining. In 2018-19, Borlase competed in 20 different sports; had over 110 competitive teams and played over 600 fixtures. 

All fixture information and results are available on our sports website: You can also follow SWBGS Sport on Twitter @BorlaseSport. 

Our teams take part in all the major local and national competitions and a number of students regularly achieve representative honours at county, regional and national level. Sports tours abroad are organised on a regular basis; destinations include Australia, Singapore, Holland, Paris & Malta.

Borlase Sports regularly achieve success on a local and national scale. Our most notable highlights in recent years are detailed below.


Sir William Borlase is one of the most successful state funded school boat clubs in the country, with a mix of girls and boys and over 100 members. Being formed in 1921, the boat club has seen its most successful period in the last decade.

The Boat Club was the first to qualify a crew in all three junior events at Henley Royal Regatta and won the Fawley Challenge Cup in 2012,2014 and 2015. It has won numerous titles at the National Schools Regatta and has contributed over 20 junior rowers to the Great Britain teams since 2010.

2020 saw the club grow, with a record membership of over 140. These girls and boys are supported by our team of coaches led by our new Director of Rowing. The boat club supported by the Parents Support Group is celebrating its Centenary year in 2021. We look forward to continuing the school’s history of success throughout the rest of this season.

Phil Gray works as our Director of Rowing as we continue to keep Borlase Rowing at the top of junior rowing. For more details about rowing please contact


Borlase Hockey is one of the leading school hockey clubs in the country with over 200 members, 7 current junior internationals and recent success in indoor and outdoor national competitions.

The club has over 260 and 20+ coaches, who all work closely with the full-time Director of Hockey.  Three regional quarter-finalists, ten regional qualifiers and four county champions have contributed to the success of the club on a team front in recent years, and on an individual level, a number of players have been selected for County, Performance Centre and Futures Cup squads, plus three have been selected to represent their country at U16 and U18 level.

Nathan Monk works as our Director of Hockey as we continue to keep Borlase Hockey moving forward, while maintaining the fantastically strong link with Marlow Hockey Club. For more details about Hockey please email


1st XI  Boys: winners of Bucks Schools FA County Cup and the South Bucks VI form Cup 2015 and 2017
1st  XI Boys (2017) got to the last 32 of the National Trophy
U12 Boys (2017) won the District League


U18A (2015, 2017 ) won the District Netball League
U18A (2016, 2017) qualify for Regionals of National Schools
U16A 2016) qualify for Regionals of National Schools
U16A, U12 (2016) U13A (2017) won the District League

International Netball tour to Hong Kong and Australia (2017), Paris (201

Cross Country & Athletics

Every year we have a number of students qualify for English Schools Cross country. In 2017, we had 3 students compete.
In 2016, 2 students qualified for English Schools Athletics Championships. In 2017, 1 student qualified.

District Championships (2017): Year 10 girls 1st, Year 9 girls 2nd, Year 9 boys 2nd.


U13 & U15 Boys won the Bucks Trophy (2017)
U13 won the Bucks Trophy (2016)


Borlase Blaze won the Bucks Kobika Dance Cheerleading Competition (2107)
Borlase Cheer squads collectively won the Team Spirit Award at the Kobika Dance Cheerleading Championships (2016, 2017)


U13 District Rounders League- 2nd place (2017), 1st & 2nd place (2016)
U15 District Rounders League: 3rd place (2017)


U15 in 5th Round of Natwest National Cup (formerly called Daily Mail) (2015). Semi final of County Cup (2017)
1st XV (2017) got to the last 32 of National Vase
U18 7s team (2017) got to the second day of Rosslyn Park National Schools
International Rugby Tour to Singapore, Australia and Indonesia (2014), Hong Kong & Australia (2017)


Awaiting results from Hickstead All England Championships in August


Boys U13 (2017) came 2nd in the Aegon Bucks Div 1 league
Boys U15 (2017) came 1st in the Aegon Bucks Div 2 league


Junior Girls (2016) 15th at the South Regionals, English Schools Swimming Championships

PE Team

Ms Nicki Hartley Director of Sport, Head of PE
Mr Kevin Chappell 2nd in PE and GCSE PE coordinator
Teacher i/c Cricket
Mr Craig Robertson Head of KS3
Teacher i/c Football
Miss Jess Anstice Teacher of PE
Mrs Jo Wilson Teacher of PE
Mr Nathan Monk Director of Hockey & i/c Tennis
Mr Philip Gray Director of Rowing
Mr Andy Joel Assistant Director of Rowing
Mr Chris Sewell School Games Organiser