The School is proud of the achievements of its present and former pupils. Since shortly after its inception, emphasis in the school has been laid on rugby as a principal winter sport. This emphasis has been rewarded by the outstanding national reputation gained by the school; by the many representative honours gained by pupils and former pupils, including international caps; and by the recent performances in the Daily Mail National Cup (winning the trophy itself at Twickenham in 2001 and narrowly losing in the final in 2002). Three recent Ist XV captains were in both their respective England age-group teams and squads. The 1st XV squad enjoyed a wonderful tour of New Zealand & Australia in 2003 and 2005. A former pupil, Anthony Diprose, has played for England and been captain, and other former pupils are in age-related national squads
In recent years the school's teams won the Borough Championships in Athletics and several of the Cross-Country competitions, and one Under-15 Athletics team and one Under 13 team have progressed to the National finals of the TSB Schools T/F Cup, in which they achieved sixth place out of thirteen finalists. The school team also won a London-wide competition for Catholic schools.Boys have gained national representative honours in rugby, karate and badminton.Swimmers have reached the national relay finals.
The school's 1st XIs in Cricket and Soccer both won their Essex County Cup competitions in recent years, and the Soccer team progressed to the last sixteen of national competitions.
Aims in Sport
The Campion School since its inception has established a strong reputation for sport.In general we aim to develop the physical fitness and sporting and athletic abilities of all our pupils through their participation in Physical Education and Games; to encourage as many pupils as possible to participate in team sports either within or beyond school; and to encourage pupils in team and individual sports to represent the school and others at the highest possible level of performance.
To meet these aims, the school in conjunction with parents has developed its own sporting facilities such that we have - approximately sixteen acres of grass fields and hard play area; an all-weather, floodlit surface; a gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, and a multi-purpose indoor sports hall. The school has a number of representative team sports: rugby, soccer (in the Sixth Form), cross-country, basketball, athletics and cricket. Other sports to which boys have access include swimming, golf and badminton.
Boys in the first three years have two lessons per week in Physical Education and Games. Staff encourage them to understand more about their own physical development and level of fitness and to improve in both areas. Many boys participate in team squads and training, and inter-house sport encourages almost all pupils to participate, as in the famous Campion Day Cross-Country Competition.
Boys in Years 10 and 11 now have one compulsory period of PE/Games, but many take up the option of a GCSE Course in Physical Education. The same is true in the Sixth Form, where PE is a very popular GCE A level option. A wider range of games activities is offered to sixth-form pupils, including girls.The school also offers a BTEC course in Sport and Exercise Science, a two-year course for Sixth-formers, which is very popular.