The Kingswood House sports department provides our pupils with an environment in which they are able to develop their sporting skills across a vast and intriguing curriculum. Our “sport for all” approach enables children of all ages and abilities to achieve sporting success in a variety of different sports.
From Year 2 to Year 8 each class will have one PE lesson a week and multiple Games lessons. This lets the pupils participate in sports that they would not otherwise consider – such as basketball, gymnastics, orienteering and climbing. Our GCSE PE option for pupils in Years 9-11 have three lessons a week which involves both practical and theory lessons. All pupils in the Senior division has three Games lessons regardless of their option choices. All pupils should expect Games lessons to be on grass / the field and should bring boots to every lesson.
The sports coached are football, rugby, hockey, netball and cricket with regular competitive fixtures against other local schools enabling the students to transfer the skills that they learn into a match environment. After-school practice sessions allow pupils extra time to develop their skills alongside their fitness generally; these are open to every child in the school and there is no need to sign up, pupils can simply turn up and play. There are also separate extra-curricular clubs offering, for example, tennis, fencing and judo.
We boast a sports department containing numerous qualified coaches over a wide range of sports. This enables us to excel in every area of our high quality curriculum.
Sport at Kingswood House has moved from strength to strength, highlighted by our ability to compete at a high level of prep school sport.
We will be hosting our Home fixtures throughout the Autumn & Spring Terms for Football and Rugby at Parsons Mead Sports Ground (Ashtead KT21 2PE) for pupils in Years 3-6 and at Glyn School Sports Pavilion (Ewell KT17 3DS) for pupils in Years 7-11. During the Summer Term we use the Pavilion, main ground, Ashtead Cricket Club.
PE staff for your information as follows:
Barney Cowie – Director of Sport – email@example.com
Jackie Jennings – PE & Games Teacher, GCSE PE Teacher – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Westcott – PE & Games Teacher – email@example.com
Hannah Luff – PE & Games Teacher – firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Taught Activities
|Health and Fitness||Netball|
|Dance and Movement||Volleyball|
Aims of PE and Games
To maintain and stimulate pupil interest and enjoyment in PE and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
To enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence. The establishment of pupil self esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of PE at KHS.
We offer a Sport for All programme that encourages all children irrespective of ability to represent their school. We understand that although sport in Prep Schools is historically based around team sports, we appreciate that this does not suit all and encourage children through our Options Programme which allows them to try new activities which they will hopefully continue through into their senior school and beyond.
Kit Required & Lesson Type
|Year Group||Physical Education (white kit)||Games (green kit)||Fixture Afternoon|
|Year 2||Not needed for Autumn Term||Friday||N/A|
|Year 4||Not needed for Autumn Term||Friday||Thursday|
|Year 5||Tuesday||Monday & Wednesday||Wednesday|
|Year 6||6S: Thursday 6F: Friday||Monday & Wednesday||Wednesday|
|Year 7||7A: Tuesday 7B: Thursday||Monday & Wednesday||Monday|
|Year 8||8C: Tuesday 8L: Tuesday||Monday & Wednesday||Monday|
|Year 9||PE GCSE option pupils see separate own timetable||Tuesday & Thursday||Tuesday & Thursday|
|Year 10||PE GCSE options pupils see separate own timetable||Wednesday & Thursday||Wednesday & Thursday|
|Year 11||PE GCSE options pupils see separate own timetable||Monday & Wednesday||Wednesday|
PE & Games Lessons
From Year 2 to Year 8, each class will have one PE lesson a week and several Games lessons as detailed in the table above. GCSE pupils in Years 9 – 11 will have three lessons a week which will include practical and theory lessons. All pupils in Years 9 – 11 will have three Games lessons. Pupils should come into school in their PE or Games kit as appropriate on the relevant day; fleeces or coats should be worn over kit not blazers. All pupils should expect Games lessons to be on grass / the field and should bring their boots in. High standards are expected from pupils in the correct kit – failure to do so will result in a kit mark – if a pupil receives three of these in a half term they will be given a PE detention at morning break.
After-school sports practice allows pupils extra time to develop their skills. This is open to every child in the school and there is no need to sign up – just turn up and play. If your child is keen to represent the school and be picked for the A and B teams, they should make every effort to attend as many sports practices as possible. Training will take place from 1610 until 1655 with pick up at 1700 from the school car park. If it is necessary to cancel sports practice due to inclement weather, all pupils will be sent to prep and collection will remain at 1700. Pupils must be wearing sports kit for after school sports practice; if it is not the same day as their lessons they must still come into school wearing the correct, KHS logo ready for practice. a
Sports Practice Rota
|Years 2 - 6||Friday||1610-1655|
- Sports Department Tel. No. 01372 746590
- In the event of bad weather please phone the Sports Dept on the above number to receive a recorded message.
- Please ensure your child takes an inhaler and epi-pen to school on sports days if required.
- Parents are invited to all matches. The teams welcome your support.
There will be no practice during the last week of term.
Please see Mr Cowie’s letter to parents for the start of term below…