PE Curriculum

The ethos of PE and Games lessons is to enable all boys to express themselves and experience a regular sense of achievement on a personal and collective level.

Boys from Reception to Year 6 enjoy timetabled PE, swimming or games each day, supplemented by the option of many extra-curricular sports activities.

Games is regarded as an important element of the school curriculum, with the main aims of Games lessons being:

  • To cater for all boys of all abilities
  • To encourage teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship
  • To extend the boys and create elite squads across the different age groups within the different sports
  • To provide opportunities, where possible, for the less experienced boys to represent the school
  • To give boys the opportunity to experience a wide range of different sports within the school environment

Boys from Reception to Year 2 enjoy a broad and balanced PE programme. Centenary House has a fully equipped, multi-purpose indoor Sports Hall. Boys are introduced to gymnastics and a wide range of indoor games such as football, basketball and hockey. When the weather permits, Games and PE lessons take place outside in the marked playground. In Years 1 and 2, boys have Games lessons on the spacious Junior School playing fields, led by specialist PE teachers from the Junior School.

The Junior School has its own playing fields which include three rugby pitches, a cricket square, cricket nets, an athletics track and long jump pit. There is also a swimming pool, a putting green and access to the Senior School sports hall for activities such as cricket nets.

During a week, boys in Years 3 to 6 will recieve PE, Swimming or Games lessons, delivered by specialist PE teachers. In PE boys will experience Gymnastics, Hockey/Unihoc, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics, Football and Cricket.

Boys can enjoy Games sessions tailored to their specific needs, gaining their interest and capturing their enthusiasm. Boys learn to play competitive team sports and develop skills such as commitment, leadership and self-discipline. Success, involvement and the opportunity to represent QEGS on the sports field can be achieved by all abilities.

Key Facts

  • Coaching of all sport is led by specialist Junior School PE staff
  • The school has it's own indoor swimming pool
  • Regular inter-school and inter-house matches in all sports
  • Junior School facilities include playing fields with three rugby pitches, a cricket square and nets and an athletics track
  • Access to the Senior School facilities including the athletics track and sports hall