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Sports and Competition

Sport is a very important part of life at Bishop Gilpin.

Our specialist Head of Sports, Alec Smail, co-ordinates teaching and learning of PE in addition to a wide range of intra and inter-school competitions and a fantastic extra-curricular sports provision. Bishop Gilpin has built a proud reputation in as one of the top performing schools at local and borough competitions. Our consistent success in a wide range of sports has continued for over 10 years. We are also proud to have a reputation for consistently entering multiple squads (sometimes as many as 4 squads) into competitions wherever possible.

We have introduced a sports calendar to enable children and parents to see when inter-school events and trials are due to take place.

Under the superb leadership of Mr Smail, our curriculum offer has been better than ever before with ALL children in key stage 2 having the opportunity to take part in intra school competitions throughout the year and over 200 children across key stage 2 representing Bishop Gilpin at inter-school level in 2022-2023. 

Numerous successes in inter-school sporting competition have once again supported our excellent curriculum offer. 

In 2021-2022, Bishop Gilpin was yet again the most successful school in Merton, with successes in the following tournaments:


Girls Football (year 5&6) - Local and borough champions, 3rd at London Youth Games

Football (year 3&4) - Undefeated at the Wimbledon festival

Girls Football (years 3&4) - Local and borough champions

Netball - Local and borough champions

Tag Rugby - Local and borough champions, 3rd at South London Finals

Hockey - Local and borough champions

 X country - Boys challenge run borough champions, 7 individual medals across KS2

Tennis (years  3&4) - Borough champions

Tennis (years 5&6) - Borough bronze medallists

Cricket  - Borough champions, Surrey finals plate runner up

Girls Cricket - Borough bronze medallists

Rounders - Borough champions

You can find results and match reports on the Merton School Sports Partnership website at:

Web icon http://www.mertonssp.org.uk/

At Bishop Gilpin we enjoy playing and competing in:



Tag rugby 





Cross Country







Physical Education

Please follow this link to find out about Physical Education at Bishop Gilpin.