PE and Games

PE and Games

Physical Education

During their time in the Junior School students are introduced to a wide range of activities designed to enhance their skill development. This enables them to progress through more complex physical activities and develop a good knowledge and understanding within this part of the curriculum.

The following activities are taught in PE:

  • Functional Movement
  • Ball Handling
  • Striking/Racquet Skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics.

As students progress through the Junior School they consolidate the skills they have learnt and learn how to perform them under pressure. This allows students to progress into the Senior School having maximised their abilities; with many having a strong foundation in physical literacy and sporting competence.


In Years 3 and 4 students enjoy one afternoon of games and one key skills lesson per week. In Year 3 autumn term Games lessons, boys start with tag rugby which progresses to contact. Football is played in the spring term and cricket in the summer term. Girls play hockey in the autumn term, netball in the spring term and cricket in the summer term.

For children in Year 3 there is a focus on increasing skill development, player understanding and knowledge of rules and tactics. In Year 4, to assist with this development, there is an increase in the number of opportunities students have to play in school teams.

In Years 5 and 6, students enjoy on average 3.5 lessons of Games per week. The autumn term is dedicated to rugby for boys and Hockey for girls. Football and cricket ae played by boys in the spring and summer terms respectively, whilst girls play netball and cricket.

Throughout the Junior School students are set according to their ability and with expert coaching and constant monitoring there is much scope for movement.

Specialist sport coaches in rugby, football, cricket and netball are employed and work closely alongside our own staff to maximise the potential of all students especially those who are most able.

Co-Curricular Activities

A variety of sports clubs and squad training sessions run before, during and after school. In addition to the school teams (rugby, football, cricket, hockey and netball) having extra training sessions outside of the curriculum, other clubs are also provided. These are: athletics, badminton, basketball, dodgeball, tennis, swimming and table tennis.