Physical Education

PE lessons are 50 minutes in duration and are taught by specialist PE teachers

Weekly swimming lessons are offered to all children from Reception to Year 6 and are taught by specialist swimming teachers.

Our pupils in Years 3-6 take part in one double period of Games every week, where the focus is on learning the major games (hockey, netball, football, cricket, athletics and rounders). Pupils in Year 3-4 take part in small sided games and Festivals for their particular sport with regular fixtures. Festivals and tournaments occur more regularly in Years 5-6. Our extensive extra-curricular programme supports the delivery of sport throughout the academic year. We are also fortunate to have specialist coaches from Leyton Orient delivering football sessions throughout the year. There are hundreds of sporting fixtures every term, increasing in number as the pupils move through the Preparatory School.

 

Facilities for Prep School Sport

  • The Sports Hall is marked out for football, volleyball, tennis, short tennis, badminton, netball, hockey, basketball, wheelchair basketball and cricket.
  • The Gymnasium is a versatile space and can be used for anything from gymnastics and dance to basketball.
  • The Cricket Suite is comprised of two cricket bays equipped with a bowling machine and video analysis technology, so our coaches can identify and correct batsman and bowler technique.
  • The Swimming Pool is a six lane, 25 metre pool with parent viewing gallery. A separate smaller teaching pool sits beside the main pool.
  • The Field is located at the heart of the School and is used for cricket and football. At the edge of the Field, pupils have use of tennis and netball courts.
  • The Park is a further 20 acres of sporting field that can be accessed through the Forest. Here pupils have use of football and cricket pitches, athletics tracks and a new astroturf facility.
  • An Aerobics and Dance Studio is situated on the top floor of the Martin Centre for Innovation.
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