Physical Education

Mrs N Rayes BEd (Hons), EMBA
Director of Sport

At Colfe’s we believe that a healthy mind, body and spirit leads to happiness and success.

Through the Physical Education and Sport programme, our pupils experience opportunities to develop skills which enable them to make informed lifestyle choices in adulthood and a lifelong love of sport and physical activity.

In Years 7-9 pupils learn about the body, how to support the mind through diet, sleep and exercise and how to reflect and self-monitor to improve upon their own fitness. All enjoy one co-educational period of PE per week. A five-week rolling module of swimming/waterpolo/lifesaving, and fundamental movement skills which includes stability, coordination, motion and athletics, health related fitness, net and wall games and athletics is taught alongside theoretical concepts. Pupils are set homework bi-weekly, such as creating a balanced meal for the family, to support the  understanding of how choices can impact our lifestyle.

Pupil in Years 10 and above can opt to follow GCSE PE and BTEC Sport and Exercise Science (Year 12 and 13). All pupils will continue along the development pathway with a double lesson of sport each week, and opportunities increase to include rock climbing at the Reach Climbing Centre, dance, yoga, padel, horse riding, squash, basketball, volleyball, golf, lifesaving and sports leadership qualifications.

GCSE course details:

Edexcel GCSE Physical Education

The department has excellent sporting facilities across three sites which include:

Colfe’s School  Leathersellers Sports Ground Horn Park Lane 
Floodlit all-weather astro surface Sports pitches (rugby/football/cricket) Sports pitches (rugby/football/cricket)
Sports Hall Pavilion and changing facilities Club House
Sports pitches (rugby/football/cricket) Cricket nets Squash courts
25m swimming pool Indoor hall
Three netball courts
Six tennis courts
Artificial cricket wicket
Indoor and outdoor cricket nets
One Junior School MUGA
Two fitness suites and fixed TRX points
Sports Pavilion and changing rooms

In addition, we also use Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track, The Reach Climbing Centre in Woolwich and Mottingham Riding Stables.

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