Beyond the Classroom


Lathallan School take the health and wellbeing of its pupils seriously.

We feel that allowing a child to develop skills on the sports field helps them in numerous ways; increased confidence, facing new challenges and helping them work as part of a team, all while having fun and getting fit.

Throughout the School pupils have the opportunity to play and represent the School at a wide range of sports including rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, tennis, athletics, basketball, cross country and swimming.

As a small school, pupils will always have this opportunity that gives all the chance to develop teamwork skills and many the honour of captaincy.

At Lathallan we are very proud that our pupils achieve on the sports field too. Our pupils have had a fantastic range of successes, including National records in archery, power lifting and national representation in shooting and places in the Scotland team for rugby and netball. With over 20% of pupils in the Senior School representing a sport at regional or national level there are opportunities for all to excel.

Junior Sport

At Lathallan School we appreciate how important health and fitness is to a child’s overall well-being. Not only do games and sports promote fitness, it also helps a child develop coordination and new skills, as well as enjoying working in a team and developing their confidence.

Pupils of all ages get to experience a wide range of sports and games, so everyone gets the opportunity to find something they enjoy, and perhaps discover a hidden talent! Our pupils show excellent skills on the field, as shown over the last three years when Lathallan junior pupils have represented the school at the Scottish Prep Schools Rugby.


During the course of the week pupils will take part in some form of sport. According to the season girls play netball, hockey, athletics, tennis and boys play rugby, cricket and athletics. Additionally swimming lessons take place on Friday afternoons for pupils in J1-J7. There is also a swimming gala held annually.

From Junior 5 (P5) upwards the pupils participate in matches against other schools; these are normally played on a Wednesday and Saturday.  Parents are very welcome to come and support the children whether here at Lathallan or if the match is being held away sometimes as far afield as Edinburgh, Perth or at Gordonstoun in the north.  Refreshments are offered in the drawing room for parents after the match while the pupils have ‘match tea’ in the dining room.

Senior Sport

Pupils in S1 to S4 particiapate in games sessions 3 times a week, in addition to a curricular PE lesson.

All Senior School pupils have the opportunity to play and represent the School at a wide range of sports including rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, tennis, athletics, cross country and swimming.

Our teams have had a fantastic range of successes in both regional and national competitions.  Individual pupils have achieved national selection in rugby, girls football and hockey.

Pupils have the opportunity to take PE at National 5 and Higher level. This offers pupils the opportunity to study PE at a challenging level and to develop critical and analytical skills in order to achieve an understanding of performance and how it can be developed.

Lathallan Rugby 7s

Now firmly established in the rugby calendar Lathallan 7s is one of the largest tournaments in the North East of Scotland with some 400 boys, aged from 11 – 18 years old competing.

The invitational tournament is structured around 2 pools at each age group, P6/7, S1/2, U16 and U18. The winner’s progress into a cup final and runners up compete for the plate. This truly is a spectacular day with guaranteed fast-paced rugby action.

All visitors are welcome to come and view some emerging talents from Schools and Clubs across Scotland. Parents, children and spectators are catered for by a BBQ and fully licensed bar.

If you are interested in some fantastic sponsorship opportunities, as well as advertising at the tournament, please contact Chantelle Robson

Sports Pavillion

The Lathallan Sports Pavilion has multiple uses, for the maximum benefit of the children of Lathallan, parents, visitors and the community. It supports sports activities in summer and winter, bringing shelter and warmth when needed, enabling hospitality and acting as the focal point to gather and meet and support the home and away teams. Our pupil run coffee shop; Pipers Coffee is also held in the pavilion on a Friday afternoon.

Facilities within the pavilion include home and away changing facilities, a meeting room and associated amenities so that it can be used for Eco lessons, Sciences, Music, Art and many other educational activities.

The Sports Pavilion can benefit the greater community as the school plays host to a number of sporting and social events including cross-country meets, the annual Mini-Highland Games, archery competitions and the annual Rugby 7s Tournament.