At Bassett House School, physical education and sport lessons focus on nurturing a lifelong love of physical activity whilst developing the pupils’ skills through positive experiences.

We focus on providing a balance between participation and performance whilst delivering a broad and balanced curriculum in progressive, differentiated lessons that allow the children to progress at their own pace. The physical education and sport department prides itself in also providing a progressive curriculum with the introduction of a wide range of fully co-educational activities, alongside single gender activities where relevant.

We also want our pupils to enjoy teamwork and the buzz of competition, and so provide opportunities for all children in Years 3-6 to participate in fixtures and sports festivals against other schools over the course of the academic year. We also host inter-house sports competitions in netball, football, cross-country, hockey and athletics as well our annual whole school Sports Day.

The sports we offer in lessons include netball, hockey, football, tag rugby, cricket, cross-country, tennis and athletics, all delivered in excellent local facilities within easy walking distance of the school, whilst our physical education programme includes gymnastics, dance, fitness and team building games which are taught onsite in the school hall.

Excellent local facilities all within easy walking distance of the school

In addition to lessons, we also offer a number of sporting enrichment opportunities for our pupils which include squad training sessions, outdoor and adventurous activities, an annual visit to a world-famous sporting venue (which has included The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lord’s and Wembley Stadium) and links with a number of professional sports clubs and national governing bodies which have included a cricket masterclass and sports specific workshops.

We also provide an extensive extra-curricular programme including football, cricket, netball, dance, yoga, swimming, fencing and judo clubs.