We recognise the importance of sport for both physical and mental health and each student has at least two hours of sport and PE a week. Our aim is to foster enjoyment of sport and provide the foundations for a lifelong habit of being active and to provide opportunities for both traditional team sports and more esoteric and individual ones such as cycling at Herne Hill velodrome. Above all, we want each student to find an activity that they enjoy and that they can take with them for life.
There are plenty of opportunities for those who are athletically gifted or who just love playing sport or being active both in the timetable and in after school clubs. As well as access to the common, we use the facilities of our neighbour’s astro court and are lucky to have a wealth of sporting facilities close to the school which include tooting athletics track,
Clapham Common tennis courts, football pitches, Tooting Bec lido as well as other options such as Streatham ice rink and leisure centre and Herne Hill velodrome. Each week we run a football and netball club with our sibling school, Eaton Square Senior and we have regular matches with other schools.
Students have the opportunity to sample a wide range of sports in PE, Games and extra-curricular clubs including cycling, lacrosse, judo, CrossFit, athletics, AFL, archery, basketball, cricket, cross country, softball, squash, badminton, volleyball, Gaelic football, handball, ice skating, tennis, climbing, pilates, and yoga, as well as focusing in depth, on our core sports in which we play competitive matches (football, netball, rugby, hockey, tennis and cricket).
With the exception of rugby, most of our sports are mixed.
Students who enjoy learning about sport, health and human physiology may choose to take academic PE as a GCSE. This enables students to learn theoretical concepts through practical application.