Physical education forms an integral part of the school day at all levels. During the Lower School years much emphasis is placed on balance, agility and the development of coordination, both through work undertaken with apparatus in the Sports Hall and in swimming and playing ball games in the grounds.
Boys physical education and games are taught from the age of 7 where the extensive range of sporting activities include football, rugby, cross country, basketball, athletics, swimming, water-polo, health related fitness, tennis and rounders. GCSE physical education is available for gifted practical and academic pupil performers.
Girls physical education and games are taught in single gender classes from the age of 7 where the extensive range of sporting activities include netball, hockey, cross country, football, athletics, dance, swimming, personal survival, water-polo, health related fitness, tennis and rounders. In addition to timetabled lesson.
Further opportunities occur for 7-year-olds and above to participate in sporting activities at lunchtime, before and after school. Regular sports fixtures against other schools are arranged locally as well as against other independent schools, especially those in membership of the ISA. In this respect, Championship meetings are attended throughout East Anglia during the course of the year. Successes at such regional meetings have led many of our pupils to go on to represent East Anglia in the national finals in such sports as athletics, swimming, cross country running, football and netball.
Parents are encouraged to spectate at sporting occasions. Saint Nicholas school sport epitomises the school’s motto. Whole school sports days are held in the summer and always provide a most enjoyable opportunity for parents, pupils and staff to celebrate the sporting achievements of the school together.
“The spirit of teamwork is a vibrant part of the school community.”
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