Sport and physical education plays a vital role in the students’ development and growth.
Through timetabled lessons and our extensive extra-curricular programme, we aim to instil in students the value of self-preservation and choosing a lifestyle that is good for both the mind and body. A good cardiovascular system developed from regular exercise promotes excellent blood and oxygen circulation. This means more nutrients circulate throughout the body which includes the brain. This circulation produces longer attention span during classes allowing longer concentration and absorption. Moreover, students who are active in physical activities are more confident with themselves according to most social school studies - probably because of the self-discipline and dedication to excel in a sport that brings out the best in students.
The majority of our sporting activities are centred around the Sir David English Sports Centre. The impressive facilities include an 8 badminton court sports hall, a cardio-vascular gymnasium, 4 floodlit tennis courts and a floodlit 3G rubber crumb astro-turf pitch. The school fields comprise 3 rugby and 2 football pitches, a 400m running track and 2 cricket squares.
The department is staffed by five Physical Education specialists. All are responsible for teaching across the key stages and contribute to the extra-curricular programme that is central to life at the school. Through timetabled lessons we aim to develop students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Our high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.
Beyond lessons, students in all key stages have the opportunity to compete against the other Houses in their year in 8 different sports. They also have access to an extensive extra-curricular programme including non-curriculum sports e.g. fencing, archery and surfing. Representation of the school at local, regional and national level is actively encouraged. The school sports calendar culminates with the annual Sports Day at Kings Park Athletics Stadium.