Student life

Sports facilities

Sports facilities

You can take advantage of some of the best sports facilities in East Anglia at the College – they’re here for all our students to use!

First-class training facilities

There are nine acres of football, rugby and cricket pitches at our Luard Road playing fields. We also have access to St Catherine’s College hockey pitches and a 4G rugby pitch at Shelford Rugby Club.

Our Sports and Tennis Centre includes four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts and the sports hall hosts activities including volleyball, basketball, five-a-side football, netball, circuits, aerobics, table tennis and badminton. In addition, there is a cricket hall with two bowling machines. 

Volleyball is super good for making friends, staying active and to relax for a while. Playing college sports can leave you with great memories!


I really enjoyed five-a-side football! It was fun playing with friends and felt like a break from academic work


The gym

Making your application

Please read the following guide on how to make an application to Hills Road. The process is different depending on your current school and whether it is listed on MyChoice16, the application platform.

Important! Following the application closing date in January, ​your predicted grades cannot be changed unless your school has made a data error.

If you attend a Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP) school, or your school is listed on MyChoice16, you must follow the application guidance given to you by your school.

Your application will be made through the MyChoice16 website. Please do not create a new account if your school is listed on MyChoice16.

The application deadline is 9 January 2024​.

The Sports Centre has its very own fully-equipped fitness suite that is available for students to use. Membership is included in the Year 12 Administration fee. In Year 13 a subsidised top-up fee of £10 will be charged per student.

The gym is open from 7 am to 10.30 pm Monday to Friday and 8 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday.