The Physical Education department aims to develop a wide range of physical, personal and social skills, while allowing each boy to enjoy his sport and achieve his potential in the subject.
At 7+ and 8+ boys are allocated two single periods for PE and two double periods for games. From the Second to the Fifth year the boys have one PE lesson and two triple period games lessons.
In PE, we work in half term units and aim to give the boys a balanced and varied range of activities that focus on fun, physical development, and the importance of leading a healthy life style. The units comprise gymnastics, basketball, athletics, swimming, ball skills, racquet skills, survival skills, water polo, unihoc, tennis and health related fitness.
We have access to a 25m swimming pool, squash courts, fives courts, a sports hall, gymnasium, fencing salle and numerous rugby, football and cricket pitches.
Rugby is played by boys in the Autumn Term (the Lower First play tag rugby), football in the Spring Term, and cricket in the Summer Term. Mouth guards must be worn by all boys - except Lower Firsts - when playing rugby; both in practice sessions and in matches. Boys must wear shin-pads in all football sessions.
We offer a strong fixture list for A, B, C and D teams in the three main sports with matches taking place on games days and Saturday mornings. There are also teams for the following other sports: 'rugby sevens', swimming, tennis, athletics and badminton. Boys are also placed in Houses and we have regular sporting events in which the house teams compete.
When a boy has been selected to play for a school team, he is required to attend away fixtures as scheduled and published in the school calendar. Boys coming to Saturday fixtures must wear school uniform.
To provide further challenges and experiences for our teams we organise tours in Britain and overseas. These have included trips to Australia, Brazil and Edinburgh.
SPORT FOR ALL
We believe in the value of physical education and exercise and we operate a sport for all policy at Colet Court. After the age of ten boys can opt to participate in the multi-sport programme which provides activities in:
- Autumn: Swimming/ water polo/ racquet ball/ fencing/ tag rugby/ basketball/unihoc
- Spring: racquet ball / fencing/ basketball/ unihoc / swimming / water polo
- Summer: soft ball/ golf/ tennis/ swimming/ water polo/ racquet ball/ athletics
There are four PE specialists and twenty members of staff and coaches who teach games lessons. Our aim is to cater for the needs of everyone in the school so that all the boys get regular enjoyable physical activity at least three times a week.