Physical Education

"Sport has the power to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

Physical Education at Charlton House

At Charlton House Independent School we strive to ensure that children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Physical Education is a vital part of school life and ultimately children’s future well-being.

P.E. is taught by a specialist, who delivers the curriculum to all children, from Reception through to Year 6. The curriculum is broad, balanced and challenging and the children are encouraged to find personal success in all areas of the Physical Education curriculum whether it is in Dance, Gymnastics, Outdoor and Adventurous pursuits or in the wide variety of sports and games which are taught at Charlton House.

With our small class sizes, we are able to fully develop the agility, balance and coordination of each child, the building blocks to success in Physical Education and general physical development enabling our children to become happy, healthy and active pupils and inspiring them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities throughout their lives.

We compete against other schools in the city in a variety of sports and have links with a range of organisations which provide additional coaching, competitions and sporting experiences to our pupils. 

We encourage our pupils to take part in a broad spectrum of extracurricular clubs that are organised each day both during and after school that allow them to discover new interests and progress skills and development in current areas such as cricket, football, tennis, ballroom and Latin dancing, ballet, judo, badminton, and in fairer weather, more contemporary water sports such as paddle-boarding. We have also invested in an extensive climbing wall that serves to build confidence in our pupils that they can overcome any challenge ahead of them.

Each year, the pupils’ development is celebrated at our annual sports day where each and every child gets to participate individually and as part of a team which engenders independence and collaboration, empathy and commitment in the pursuit of understanding how to take care of themselves and each other, both physically and mentally in order to be successful as adults.