PE and Sport
We are delighted to offer the girls an incredibly wide range of sporting experiences throughout their school career understanding that one size will not fit all and wanting for each individual to find an option that suits. All of our dedicated PE staff are qualified coaches in more than one sporting discipline and the majority of our coaching is undertaken in-house. Alongside our PE staff, a specialist coach offers private lessons in tennis.
Sports offered at St George's include:
- Swimming (including Water Polo, Lifesaving and Synchro)
- Touch Rugby
- Cross Country
- Ultimate Frisbee
Alongside a busy calendar of local fixtures and tournaments in a wide range of sports, the girls also compete in National Tournaments and Cup competitions in lacrosse, netball, skiing, swimming and cross country. Exposure to a higher level of competition gives our girls invaluable experience, helping them grow in confidence and develop ambition both for themselves and for their team. In recent years, St George’s has been proud to win the National Small Schools Lacrosse Tournament a number of years in a row.
We also host a number of inter-house sports competitions which help foster strong relationships between girls in all year groups. The House sports events provide a wonderful opportunity for the girls to experience competition, sometimes for the first time, and often lead to new attendees at practice and new members on school teams.
PE lessons are compulsory for First to Fifth Years although we encourage our girls to remain active throughout their school career. We focus on developing mobility and movement competency as well as all round fitness both of which form the foundations for successful performance in a range of sports and in turn builds confidence and self esteem for everyday life.
At St George’s we offer Physical Education at both GCSE and A level.
Our GCSE in Physical Education equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop their own performance in sport. They develop their understanding of socio-cultural influences on participation in sport, and the benefits of physical activity to health, fitness and well-being.
Our A Level in Physical Education develops knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to physical education. Pupils gain an understanding of the scientific and socio-cultural factors that underpin physical activity, and demonstrate their ability as either performer or coach.
There are a significant number of sporting clubs within our extensive co-curricular programme at St George’s and many girls relish this opportunity to enjoy and improve their sport outside of the ‘classroom’.
Those who are particularly talented and enthusiastic in Sport have opportunities through the year to attend workshops that cover a wide range of relevant topics including nutrition, sports psychology, training schedule and strength and conditioning. We also host Sports Clinics delivered by specialists in their field, for example GB sprinters have come to coach athletics, national players have coached lacrosse and Surrey Storm players have coached netball.
We provide one-to-one mentoring support to girls who are training and competing to a high level to help them balance their school work with their training and competition commitments.
Our facilities are tremendous and include six floodlit netball courts, eight floodlit tennis courts, three lacrosse pitches, discus cage and shot put area, long jump pit, four rounders pitches, dance studio and fitness suite, two squash courts and full size sports hall where we undertake fitness, badminton, gymnastics, trampolining, football, futsal, handball, yoga, basketball, volleyball, cricket, netball and indoor hockey on a rotational basis during the year. The jewel in our crown is a state-of-the-art six lane, 25-metre indoor swimming pool which was opened in September 2019.
“Coaching from dedicated sports staff has really encouraged our daughter, learning new sports and flourishing in those she already loved.”
Parent of Third Year pupil