Physical Education (PE)
A Sporting Chance
The variety of sports on offer includes athletics, cricket, cross country, football, gymnastics, netball, orienteering, rounders, tag rugby, tennis, and hockey.
Please see the activities list for 2017/18.
Qualified swimming instructors take the children from Year 1 and 2 for weekly lessons at the local leisure centre. When they are older, children can take part in an annual inter-school swimming gala.
Every child enjoys timetabled PE lessons. We encourage each child to understand the important role that physical exercise has on a fit and healthy life-style, in a fun, positive and stimulating environment. This also encourages each child to extend their physical skills and work towards achieving their full potential.
They will have the opportunity of using both indoor and outdoor facilities. Gymnastics and dance are taught in the main hall and a variety of games, athletics, net, striking and fielding activities are taught outside on the hard surfaced playground.
From Year 3 onwards, the children are taken by coach to our nearby sports field. Here they are taught a range of activities including football, tag rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics on large grass pitches.
Meeting Their Match
There are opportunities for pupils to become involved in sports matches with other local independent schools and participate in the English Schools Athletics Awards scheme in the summer.
Every child participates in our annual Sports Day held in July at the games field. Here they take on a rotation of individual and team events to earn points for their house team. The winning team is presented with the Sports Shield in front of parents and friends who have supported all the competitors during the afternoon.