Physical Education

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Our comprehensive curricular programme is grounded in the pursuit of ‘Sport for All.’ We strive to encourage participation through a variety of sporting programmes ensuring that every student seeking a competitive or social atmosphere can find their place. Our extra-curricular programme feeds into an extensive competitive environment where students are challenged and supported in their pursuit of sporting excellence in both team and individual disciplines. Unlike any other subject, PE’s main medium is human movement so it is all about learning through action. It is a vital part of a young adult’s total education. Not only does it have huge physical implications but also contributes to many aspects of the girls learning and development. Leadership, sportsmanship, fair play, officiating, analytical minds, evaluative approaches and communication are at the heart of all PE lessons at St Paul’s.

The facilities at St Paul’s are outstanding. The main school site hosts our sports hall equipped for badminton, basketball, gymnastics, football, netball, volleyball, tennis and trampolining, with a large viewing gallery upstairs. Our multi-gym and fitness studio are state of the art and after an induction session, VI-VIII students can use this facility during their free time to develop their fitness. The fitness studio is complete with a sprung dance floor, yoga/gymnastic mats and 2 Flat screens with Apple TV making it versatile for many of the clubs we have on offer. Next door is the multi-gym complete with four treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals and ergo machines as well as weights and kettlebells for both strength and cardiovascular improvement. A short walk away is our 25 metre, six-lane indoor competition swimming pool. This is a fantastic aquatic centre which is also used for life-saving, synchronised swimming, waterpolo and diving and in addition has a large viewing area upstairs. Next to the pool, we have our newly renovated pavilion and sport specific courts which facilitate an array of sporting opportunities. The new pavilion has two classroom spaces complete with Apple TV and an indoor training and weights centre. In the winter there are two lacrosse pitches and four netball courts. While the summer months transform the facility into an athletics centre, with a 6 lane 300 metre track plus specific areas for all of the field events, four rounders pitches and four tennis courts. For rowing we use the facilities at Fulham Reach Boat House and Tideway Scullers for the V -VIII, both which are located on the scenic River Thames. We have a range of boats and rowing is offered both in the curricular and extracurricular programmes.

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