Aims and Ethos
Physical Education (PE) at The Study is about enjoyment, opportunities, success and celebration.
Our philosophy is all about instilling in children a love of sport and personal improvement. Girls’ successes are celebrated whether they top a ‘personal best’ in athletics, master a skill they have found difficult, or reach the finals of a national tournament. Whatever their inclination or skills level, they are encouraged to get involved and work in an environment where effort, improvement and commitment are rewarded.
PE is an important part of the all-round education offered at The Study. In each age group, pupils experience a broad programme of individual and team-based activities. The sports taught within the curriculum include athletics, cross country, gymnastics, hockey, netball, cricket and swimming.
Girls from Year 1 upward have their games lessons at the end of the day at our wonderful Sports Grounds at Beverley Meads. Parents are asked to collect their girls from the sports grounds at 3.30pm (12.30pm for Year 1 on Fridays), unless they have an additional afternoon club or join the After School Care programme in which case they will be transported back to school. Any questions about this, call the school office on 020 8947 6969. We also occasionally use Wimbledon Common, with its woodland paths and grassy areas, for cross country training. Weekly swimming lessons take place in the Summer Term of Year 2 and throughout Year 3.
Beyond the Classroom
We have a busy programme of after school matches against other schools. Our different ability teams emerge from the regular club training sessions where attendance and commitment are vital for those wishing to represent the school. Our sports teams also compete in local and national tournaments, and we are proud of our successes, often at national level, particularly in athletics, cross country and netball. There are further opportunities for sporting competition in year group matches against other schools and inter-house matches.
The Study’s PE Department provides plenty of opportunities, both within the school day and through a variety of extra-curricular clubs, to encourage a ‘sports for all’ ethos; the emphasis is on girls having fun and doing their personal best.