Physical Education

Physical Education at Queen’s Gate plays an important role in ensuring that all children understand the necessity of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. It is our aim that the girls will improve their existing level of skill, knowledge and understanding in a wide range of activities. They will learn the fundamental skills in a variety of different sports – also developing life skills such as co-operation, fair play, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Pupils are introduced to recreational interests and an enjoyment of exercise so that they have the knowledge to pursue similar activities into adult life.

The approach that we encourage from the girls is one of hard work, self-discipline and fun. We work with them to get the balance right, and aim to provide them with good role-models. We strive for excellence in all areas of the P.E. curriculum and believe that every individual should have the opportunity to develop their skills to the highest possible level.

Each P.E. teacher is a specialist in their particular field of sport which provides a strong standard of teaching and learning in the Queen’s Gate School curriculum. The main areas of sports include athletics, rounders and tennis in the summer and netball, hockey, swimming and dance in the spring and autumn terms.



Lower School

Year Time Activities
Remove 3 hours per week Fitness, invasion games, athletics, netball, hockey, cross country and swimming.
LIVth 3 hours per week Swimming, netball, hockey, dance, cross country and fitness.
IVth 3 hours per week Fitness, hockey, netball, cross country and rowing.

Upper School

Year Time Activities
Vth 1.5 hours per week Trampolining, fitness, dance/aerobics, netball, basketball, Eton fives, invasion games, rowing
UVth 1.5 hours per week Trampolining, fitness, dance/aerobics, netball, basketball, Eton fives, invasion games, rowing
VIth 1.5 hours per week Yoga, trampolining, dance/aerobics, netball, invasion games, swimming, kick boxing, squash, rowing and fitness

Extra Curricular Activities Available

Day Time Activity
Monday 12:25 – 1:00pm
4:00 – 6:00pm
4:00 – 6:00pm
4:00 – 6:00pm
Junior School Fencing
Athletics (summer term only)
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00am
7:00 – 8:00am
1:20 – 1:55pm
4:00 – 5:00pm
Cross Country
Netball (Remove & LIVth)
Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00am
7:00 – 8:00am
12:25 – 1:00pm
1:30 – 2:00pm
3:00 – 4:00pm
4:00 – 5:30pm
Rock Climbing
Junior School Table Tennis
Thursday 7:00 – 8:00am
1:05 – 1:50pm
4:00 – 5:30pm
4:00 – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00 – 8:00am Games Club