Physical Education

Sport for all

St Andrew’s Prep offers all children a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum designed to promote individual fine and gross motor skills, health and fitness, and leadership skills. Each week, in addition to games and swimming lessons, pupils have a weekly Physical Education lesson taught by a specialist Physical Education teacher. Children are taught in mixed groups of boys and girls.

st andrews prep physical education swimming pool

The particular focus of the Physical Education lesson, as opposed to the games lesson, is to work primarily on individual fundamental skills. The Pre-Prep programme includes gymnastics, multi-skills and athletics. In the Prep department, children explore activities such as orienteering, badminton, athletics and fitness.

The department has a ‘sport for all’ ethos and all pupils are encouraged to attend activities and clubs whatever their level of ability. Year 8s also take part in our Outdoor Adventurous Activity week in Devon.

Our facilities include:

  • A state-of-the-art sports hall
  • Sprung floor dance studio
  • 20m swimming pool
  • Large gym with climbing wall
  • Sports Fields
  • Recently refurbished tennis/netball courts
  • Shooting range
  • Access to Eastbourne College’s astroturf, cricket and rugby pitches