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Football Season Kicks Off With Two Huge Finton Victories

22nd September 23

The Year 6 A Team Celebrating Victory

Finton footballers have started the season with a bang as both our Year 5 and Year 6 teams emerged victorious from their respective tournaments at Epsom College this week.

Spectators at the Year 6 tournament were especially touched to see Old Fintonians (now at Epsom) watching from the sidelines. One parent said “Not one school there was supported by their old school friends like Finton House. It was heart-warming to see all the ex-Finton pupils run to the pitch (giving up their break and lunch times) to watch the games and sit/stand right behind their old school buddies as they queued up for their trophy.” Congratulations boys!

We had yet more sporting success on Thursday as our Year 5 mixed boys & girls football team travelled over to Epsom to play on Thursday. The team was undefeated on the day and crowned champions. Mr Anthony, Head of Games, said, “This team represented Finton with pride, and in turn we’re all very proud of them. Well done to everyone for a great result.”
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Finton in Partnership: Sharing Our Resources with Local Schools

7th September 23

We are proud to have held a rewarding programme of outreach events last term which saw us sharing our resources with local schools.

Our partnership initiatives are made possible due to donations made by Finton families to the Annual Fund, which enables the school to reach into the local community and develop meaningful partnerships for the benefit of all children. To read more about these initiatives please click here.

On Wednesday 21st June, to mark Make Music Day, our Year 4’s were joined by Year 4 pupils from Furzedown Primary School at Trinity Chapel for a big musical bonanza! “Children from both schools enjoyed an interactive workshop by Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, and specifically by Connaught Brass ensemble. The children were introduced to the different sounds of brass instruments – some of them even got the chance to conduct the ensemble!” says Miss Maria, Finton’s Head of Music. The event involved performances by the children from each school as well as a collaborative performance of the song “Let Love Shine Through”.

The sun shone down on Trinity Fields on the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd May, when Year 3 pupils from Finton House and Earlsfield Primary School came together for an afternoon of cricket skills development. Pupils worked in collaborative groups under the instruction of cricket coaches from Spencer Cricket Club, alongside staff members from both schools. Four coaches worked with all of the boys and girls through a circuit of different activities, which they thoroughly enjoyed. It was reported that all of the pupils impressed the coaches from Spencer Cricket!

We were also delighted to host the inaugural Junior Trinity Shield on Monday 26th June, in collaboration with Trinity Fields. Year 4 pupils from Finton and three neighbouring primary schools, Fircroft, Smallwood and Furzedown, were delighted to spend a fun afternoon together playing in a cricket tournament. All the pupils were excited to all go home with a medal and a huge smile on their faces.

A very big thank you to Miss Olivia (Assistant Head: Partnerships) and Miss India (Head of Marketing and Development) from the Finton community together with Miss Maria and Mr Anthony (Head of Games).

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The Good Schools Guide Gives Resounding Applause To All Things Finton!

10th January 23

The Good Schools Guide Gives Resounding Applause To All Things Finton!

 ‘If you are seeking well-adjusted, fulfilled children, look no further.’ says the Good Schools Guide in their latest review.


An Exciting Few Weeks of Sport

19th October 22

It has been an exciting few weeks of sport here at Finton House, with our netball and football teams out in force.

Our Year 5 and Year 6 footballers enjoyed residential weekends away at the Prep4Sport Challenge Cups at Bisham Abbey and St. George’s Park respectively. The boys played some fantastic football and enjoyed their overnight stay – the excitement for which was matched only by the hydrotherapy pool!

Our netballers have also enjoyed an excellent start to the season, with the Year 5 girls winning their first fixture against Chepstow House and all three of our Year 6 teams winning their matches against Eaton House The Manor. Our Year 6 A team later came second out of twelve schools at a tournament hosted by Emanuel School.

You can read our sports updates as they happen over on our Twitter account!

Finton Hosts Annual Y6 Netball Tournament

12th November 21

On Friday 12 November, Finton House welcomed 10 schools to its annual Y6 Netball Tournament at Tooting Hard Courts.

After a rainy start, the sun came out and the courts dried with perfect conditions for a cracking afternoon of netball!

Finton were drawn in Group 2. With 2 wins, and a 4-5 nail biting game against Newton Prep, we finished 3rd in our group and 6th overall. Many congratulations to Kensington Prep who beat Hornsby House 6-3 in the fantastic final.

All girls played brilliantly with focus and determination, improving all areas of their game throughout the afternoon. Our MVP was Priya L for her spirit and strong and consistent defending.

A huge thank you goes to Mr Steve for scoring and timing, to Mr Ian for coaching and umpiring and, of course, to Miss Emma S for coaching our girls and organising such a wonderful event.

Finton Hosts First Football Tournament Post-Lockdown

5th November 21

On Tuesday 2nd November, Finton House hosted its annual U8 Football Tournament on Trinity Fields.

The sun was shining down on Trinity Fields as Finton House prepared to face The Roche School, Rutherford House, Eaton House The Manor, Chepstow House and Broomwood Hall in a series of 6-a-side football matches. The tournament, organised by Mr Anthony Dalton (Head of Games), is the first football tournament Finton has hosted since before lockdown. Mr Anthony has been at Finton for 24 years and, during that time, has organised around 100 of these tournaments; you can watch a mid-match interview with him conducted by our School Reporters on our Instagram here.

Mr Anthony said, “The A team met Rutherford House in a nail-biting thriller of a final, with both teams undefeated until that point. At the last moment, Rutherford snatched the victory as they scored three goals in as many minutes. It was a great afternoon filled with friendly competition and a wonderful atmosphere.”

Finton House is looking forward to hosting its next football tournament on Monday 22nd November, which will see Year 4 compete against ten other schools on Trinity Fields.

Finton’s Footballers Celebrate Many Successes

20th October 21

With the return of sporting fixtures against other schools, our budding young footballers have enjoyed a very exciting half term on the football field. The Year 3 boys were victorious at Woodcote House as they won the Captain Snow tournament; our Year 5 team (pictured) were champions at the Prep4Sport competition and our Year 6 team were Plate champions at Epsom College.

Head of Games, Mr Anthony, said “What a way to round off the first half of term! Mr Dan and I are so proud of all of the effort the boys have put in, and it’s great to see that hard work pay off.”


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Sports Day 2019

5th July 19

With a sunny day and an enthusiastic crowd, all children from our four houses battled in field and track events on Friday morning. The colourful display of house flags and fantastic atmosphere on the fields encouraged the children to give their very best for their house. Sports Day is not only fun for the children but it is also the perfect opportunity to teach them about teamwork, fair play, and how to overcome one’s own limits. The children certainly did us proud with their ‘I can’ attitude and enthusiasm on the day.

It is priceless to see the excitement when children cheer on their friends from the sidelines. They feel a real sense of belonging and love to be part of their team. The children do not run for their own personal success but to represent their house. The team spirit on the day was exemplary!

The much-anticipated announcement of the winners was accompanied by loud cheers from Charrington who were the overall winners of the day. Hip Hip, Hooray!
All children had a fantastic day and the main credit for this lies with our PE team who have once again organised a brilliant sports event for the children. Thank you!

IAPS National Swimming Finals 2018

14th June 18

We would like to congratulate all six girls who qualified to participate in the IAPS National Swimming Finals 2018. Over 5,000 children had tried to qualify for finals day and only the top 20 swimmers in each age group in every stroke were invited back. Finton House School was represented by a team of one Year 6 and five Year 5 children who all swam incredibly well on the day. With over 3000 spectators at the Aquatic Centre, the excitement and atmosphere was infectious as the girls got prepared for their races!

Issy, our Year 6 record swimmer, qualified for the 50metres backstroke and impressed us with a new personal best time. The standard of the races were so high this year that Issy just missed the podium, but she still achieved an incredible 5th place. We also had 3 individual qualifiers: India (25 metres backstroke), Sophia (25metre freestyle) and Emily (25 metres breaststroke). Well done to Emily who finished her race as 9th in the country. India and Emily made it through to the final where India produced an amazing swim with a new school record of 17.25 (just beating Issy’s silver medal performance last year of 17.35). The Finton crowd cheered excitedly when it was announced that India won the silver medal. What an achievement!

The U10 medley relay team consisting of Freya, Emily, India and Sophia just missed out on the medals finishing 5th in the country. In the freestyle relay the team comprising of Hannah, India, Emily and Sophia stormed into the lead going into the last leg and incredibly Sophia managed to hang on a couple of hundredths of seconds. GOLD MEDAL for the mighty Finton – which makes these girls the Number 1 under 10 freestyle relay prep swimming team in the country!

What a brilliant performance by all our individual swimmers and teams! We are very proud of them all.

We would like to thank our supporters on the day who came down to the Aquatic Centre to cheer our girls on. The children really appreciated seeing so many teachers there to support them.

Thank you must also go to our PE Department and all supporting staff who did an exceptional job in preparing the competitors for the finals and helping out on the day.

The full list of results from the IAPS National Swimming Finals 2018 are available to download here.

Champions at the South of the River Swimming Gala

9th March 18

The Finton House swimming team has achieved incredibly well in the South of the River Swimming Gala. There were 11 schools fighting for the right to be called the best girls’ swimming team south of the river. The current holders JAPS were keen to defend their title, and they had a new group of very strong Year 4 girls. With schools like St. Christopher’s in the mix it was going to be a challenging evening.

Finton House are always well supported by a travelling army of wonderful parental support, which really helped the girls produce their best. Headmaster Mr Ben also joined the coaching team for the night which gave the girls an extra boost.

Out of the 19 events, we did not make the podium on only two occasions. What a fantastic achievement! The Year 4 girls finished 2nd in their category finishing only 7 points behind JAPS. Imogen, Elodie, Carys, Amelia and Iris all got medals and kept us close to the lead. Our Year 5 girls picked up 4 gold and 2 silver medals. Sophia, Emily, India and Freya all went home with 3 medals each. Emily and Sophia claimed all gold. What a great return! It was now down to the Year 6 girls to see if we could claim the title. Boy, did they deliver! Issy won 4 gold medals. The two swimming captains, Lucy and Alice did us proud; both girls went home with 2 golds and 1 bronze. Olivia also swam brilliantly in the breaststroke and went home with 2 golds and 1 bronze. A special mention must go to Tegan who swam in both relays and won 2 gold medals.

Final Results:




Finton House












Alleyn’s School



Colfes School



St.Dustans School



Streatham & Clapham Prep



Parkgate House



Dulwich Hamlet Primary



Oakfield Prep



Well done to the whole team who all took home a huge number of medals. Not only was the team modest in victory, but their behaviour and application was fantastic! This was a truly magnificent performance! Thanks to Mr Ben and Miss Emma who helped on the day.

– Mr Anthony, Head of PE