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Our aim is to provide sporting opportunity for all. Our Physical Education programme offers a wide variety of sports ranging from highly competitive teams to non-competitive individual options. We aim to give all girls experience of a variety of sports and a wide range of skills. We encourage an active lifestyle and endeavour to give every pupil the opportunity to participate in at least one sport which they will continue after their school life.
Pupils in Years 7 to 11 have three lessons of Physical Education per week as well as extra-curricular options, Sixth Form pupils have two. For netball and lacrosse, pupils are grouped for teaching by sporting ability and quality of effort and these groups are reviewed regularly.
In addition to our main sports of athletics, football, lacrosse and netball, pupils have the option to take part in cricket, cross country, handball, rugby and volleyball. Older pupils can take kick boxing or use the facilities of the local gym in Hammersmith.
Pupils are encouraged to represent the school and they benefit enormously from the team skills they develop and the personal achievement of competing well – they also have a great deal of fun! Fixtures for lacrosse are generally scheduled for Saturday mornings with fixtures for other sports taking place during the week, pupils are expected to make themselves available for participation. We compete in lacrosse, netball, cross country, football and athletics against a number of local state and independent schools including Godolphin & Latymer School, Lady Eleanor Holles School, North London Collegiate School and St Paul’s Girls’ School.
We organise a number of inter-house competitions throughout the year in which all pupils participate. In the Autumn Term, we organise a house netball competition, house lacrosse in the Spring Term and in the Summer Term pupils participate in our sports day.
Pupils are put forward for County, Regional and National selection in netball and lacrosse as well as the London Mini Marathon trials and London Youth Games for football, netball and cross country. Pupils have been selected to play at National level in lacrosse and often qualify for National championships in netball, cross country, swimming and athletics.
Physical Education is a GCSE option for pupils in Years 10 and 11.