Physical Education is greatly valued as part of the School curriculum. As well as promoting healthy habits the children develop confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Children 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.
Highfields employs PE specialists to deliver programs of study across all key stages. At Key Stage One, all children participate in at least one hour of PE per week. Lessons cover fundamental movement skills, dance and gymnastics.
At Key Stage Two, in addition to PE, the children enjoy two hours of Games lessons undertaking a variety of activities within the PE spectrum. The School 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 right through to the end of Form Six; 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.
We have fourteen acres of parkland within our School grounds which provide a great setting for our many sporting activities. These include several maintained sports pitches, a hard court surface and indoor Sports Hall.