Highfields Sport and PE
Physical Education (PE) is greatly valued as part of the school curriculum. As well as promoting a healthy lifestyle the children develop confidence, self-esteem and social skills. All pupils gain an understanding of what is involved in team membership and learn to appreciate fair play and sportsmanship, as well as an opportunity to begin to realise their sporting potential.
We employ PE specialists to deliver programs of study across all key stages. In Pre-Prep, all children participate in at least one hour of PE per week. Lessons cover fundamental movement skills, dance and gymnastics.
Sport for All
In Prep, in addition to PE, the children enjoy two hours of Games lessons undertaking a variety of activities within the PE spectrum. Highfields plays an active part in inter-school competition and teams compete regularly in regional and national fixtures and events.
Swimming is introduced to all children in Reception and takes place every week of the school year until the end of Pre-Prep; developing stroke technique as well as personal survival and rescue competencies.
We also offer a number of residential opportunities to encourage the children to develop independence and experience learning within diverse and challenging environments and experience a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities.
We have fourteen acres of parkland within our spacious grounds, providing a great setting for our many sporting activities. These include several maintained sports pitches, a MUGA all weather pitch and a large, indoor sports hall so we can enjoy sports whatever the weather.
We have two Sports Captains in Form 6, elected by the school community who play a strong role in supporting our Head of PE in both shaping the PE curriculum and initiating new Sporting activity ideas and events each year.