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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18


DOYRMS offers outstanding sport facilities

The school aims to provide an enjoyable and challenging experience for all students, irrespective of age or ability. Sport provides an incredible vehicle for development, that can benefit students in all areas of life, and is an integral part to a truly holistic education. The school boasts incredible facilities, that help us achieve our aims.

Sports Scholarships

Sport Scholarships are to students who bring excellence and dedication to the School's major sports and make a full contribution to the School community. Candidates must meet the School’s entry requirements and will be assessed against the evidence of their current performance and future potential. Fee remission stands at 50%, with entry onto the programmes in Year 9, 10 & 12.

DOYRMS supports the development of our scholars via our partnership with Ealing Trailfinders (Rugby) and the White Rose Academy (Hockey).

To apply for a Sports Scholarship, please complete the relevant application form (found below) and return to

Applications for the September 2024 Sports Scholarships are now open.

Download our Scholarship Guide here

To apply for a Sports Scholarship, please complete and return the below form



Above: Dan Quinn and Ben Ward (Director of Rugby Ealing Trailfinders). DOYRMS supports the development of our Sports Scholars via our partnership with Ealing Trailfinders for Boy's Rugby

Development – whilst everyone enjoys winning in sport, we believe in the development of players over winning at all costs. In sport, you will experience failure in a match or whilst learning a new skill. It is what you learn about yourself in these moments that help you develop on the sports field and in all areas of life.

Opportunity – we want all students to have the opportunity to experience sport at the right level. This is facilitated in games sessions, inter-house matches, school matches and supporting those that show the potential to achieve representative honours.

You – our aim is to support you the student and be student centred. Whilst we compete regularly in our major sports, through the sports programme, PE lessons and clubs, over 25 different sports are offered at the school. We encourage students to try new things and through student voice have recently held competitive fixtures in girls rugby, boys tennis, football and basketball.

Respect – is an important value in sport and one we place a great deal of emphasis on. This can cover various areas including; respecting yourself in preparation and appearance, your team, captain, coach, opposition and of course the official! The respect and pride students have for the school, embodies our ‘Dukie spirit’, which is envied my many other schools.

Mindset – we want students to develop a positive mindset towards sport and harbour a lifelong involvement in physical activity. This is achieved by providing a huge variety of opportunities at different levels, so all students can find a passion they can carry forward once they leave the school.

Social – sport for many has a huge social value. The ability to connect with your team, meet new people and share a common interest. We look to develop this through various means, from a simple match tea, connecting with alumni in competitive fixtures or meeting new people during matches or on tour.


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Major Sport

Autumn Rugby Hockey
Spring Hockey Netball
Summer Cricket & Athletics Tennis, Athletics & Cricket

Other sports with competitive fixtures include; basketball, football, rounders, girls rugby, rugby 7s and boys tennis.

Further sports offered through the games programme, lessons and clubs include; air rifle shooting, badminton, body conditioning, trampolining, climbing, dance, functional fitness, gymnastics, HRE, horse-riding, Latin infusion dance aerobics, swimming, squash and mixed touch rugby.




The sports facilities on offer at DOYRMS include:

  • Olympic standard floodlit athletics track
  • Full size floodlit artificial hockey pitch
  • Purpose built 4 badminton court sports hall
  • State-of-the-art strength and condition suite
  • Dance studio with harlequin floor
  • 6 lane indoor swimming
  • 4 floodlit all-weather netball/tennis courts
  • A further 6 lawn and 2 hard tennis courts
  • 6 rugby pitches
  • 3 cricket squares
  • Sports pavilion
  • 1 full size and 1 5-a-side football pitch
  • Floodlit Multi Use Games Area
  • Outdoor climbing wall and indoor bouldering wall
  • Cross-country course previously used for the Kent Schools Championship
  • Indoor and outdoor shooting range
  • Outdoor fitness trail

Director of Sport: Mr Dan Quinn