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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 158 children across key stage 2 representing Bishop Gilpin at inter-school level in 2021-2022. 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:


Netball - Local and borough champions


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


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


Girls Football (years 3&4) - 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.