Ditton Field

Ditton Field is the home of KGS sport – 22 acres of playing fields situated on the banks of the Thames, opposite Hampton Court Palace. A £1.2 million redevelopment was completed in 2014, and our state-of-the-art sport facilities now include:

  • Six netball courts
  • Six cricket nets
  • Long jump pit
  • Four football pitches
  • Four cricket squares
  • Eight tennis courts
  • Two astro turf hockey pitches
  • One astro turf practice area
  • Pavilions
  • Boat house
  • There is also a Conditioning Suite that supports the athletic performances and training of the KGS sports teams, and benefits other groups and clubs throughout the year.

    The field is easily accessible by bus services to and from Hampton Court and Molesey, and the South West Trains service from Hampton Court to London Waterloo.

    Kingston Grammar School Boat House

    Our Boat House is situated in the far corner of Ditton Field on the Kingston stretch of river. It is equipped with a range of boats and equipment, for those learning to row right through to pupils of national, international and even Olympic standard. The recent renovation of the Boat House extended the changing rooms and social facilities, as well as providing a viewing balcony overlooking the river for spectators.

    The Cage

    The Cage is the main sporting and recreation area at our London Road site. It has undergone a significant upgrade, with the installation of a tarmac court on one half. It has markings for netball and tennis, four basketball hoops, a tennis net and four cricket nets and mats. The other half is a modern synthetic surface used for football and hockey. This space is used for PE lessons and by pupils at break and lunchtimes.

    The Michael Frayn Theatre

    The Michael Frayn Theatre (with Green Room) is the centrepiece of our magnificent Queen Elizabeth II Performing Arts Centre. It features state-of-the-art lighting, sound and special-effects technology, and a sprung wooden floor, making it ideal for our pupils’ drama, dance and musical performances. The tiered seating has a flexible configuration, and seats audiences of up to 200. The theatre was officially named on 5th October 2017, with Michael Frayn (OK) as guest of honour.