Sport is a very important feature of life at St Paul's. Achievement is recognised and applauded at school level, in House competitions and against other schools.
Our aim is to enable all our children to achieve their potential through physical activity, nurture confidence and instil the values of sportsmanship and fair play as well as the intrinsic desire to win. Maximum participation is encouraged and effort is praised at every level. Most importantly, we aim to give our children a real desire to take sport into the next part of their lives, whether recreationally or at a highly competitive level. We offer a range of sports and encourage a positive attitude towards sport and health- related fitness.
PE is taught by a specialist PE teacher throughout the school and includes athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming. Outdoor adventurous activities are also developed through our residential visits' programme.
Each year group has an afternoon of games and fixtures against other schools are played during this time.
Pupils have a half hour swimming lesson every week. Every year group has a wide range of ability and pupils are grouped accordingly. Pupils are taught stroke technique, water skills and lifesaving, as well as having the opportunity to participate in ASA award schemes. We also take part in galas against other schools.
St Paul's enjoys access to very good facilities. PE lessons are taught either in the school hall or the school playground. Swimming lessons are held at the City of London School for Boys. Games lessons are taught in Battersea Park, Victoria Park, Regent's Park and at Coram's Fields.
There are many opportunities for children to represent the school in the following sports:
|Boys Football/Girls Football||Rounders|
|Hockey||Unihoc\Short Tennis(Year 3 Only)|
Large squads are chosen and care is taken to explain why children are included or excluded from teams and how to cope with success as well as disappointment. All children will experience competition through the programme of house matches played during the year.
We encourage parents to support our teams where possible.