EYFS & Key Stage 1:
Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are taught the fundamental concepts and basic principles of Physical Education across a variety of different sports. All the children have three lessons a week. In the autumn term children are taught football, netball and dance. In the spring term hockey, rugby and gymnastics. In the summer term athletics, rounders and cricket. In addition to this the children receive a term of swimming lessons at the local Kensington Leisure Centre. The year is wrapped up with a hugely enjoyable sports day event where the children can showcase their many talents to family and friends.
Key Stage 1, 2 & 3
Children in year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 receive two lessons a week from the Sports Department. Our lessons are taught in a co-ed environment with an emphasis on gender neutral sports. During the week, children will have a PE lesson focusing on an individual/artistic sport such as dance, gymnastics, athletics and tennis. Every Friday they have a games lesson where the children are taken off-site to focus on football, hockey, netball, rugby, athletics and cricket. The KS2/3 children also compete in weekly competitive fixtures and tournaments against other local Prep schools. Our inclusive attitude to sport means that we always take multiple teams to compete in fixtures, allowing all our children to experience these vital experiences. The children thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to compete and we aim to instil the importance of gamesmanship and sportsmanship from an early age. KS2/3 children also receive weekly structured swimming lessons at Kensington Leisure Centre and will swim for half of the academic year.
We provide lots of extracurricular opportunities for the children at Chepstow House, with a variety of morning, lunchtime and after school clubs to choose from. These include:
We also offer the below additional opportunities:
- Interhouse netball, rugby, football, cross-country, swimming and hockey
- Main School & Nursery Sports Days
- Termly sports tournaments with other schools
- Brownlee Brothers Triathlon
- Move It Dance Festival
- Trips to various sporting grounds e.g. Lord’s Cricket Ground
- Year 6/7/8 Rowing Team
- International Sports Tours- 2018: Austria Ski Trip, 2019: Barcelona Hockey and Rugby Tour. In 2021 we plan to visit Madrid for Hockey and Football Tour.
Mr Wilkinson’s main sporting background is within team sports such as football and rugby. he played football for Manchester City, Manchester United and Bury as well as playing county level Rugby. his favourite thing about sports at Chepstow house is the amount of competitive opportunities the children get through weekly fixtures.Mr Wilkinson is the sports co-ordinator and also leads the house system within the school.
miss norman’s background is mainly in dance. after completing a degree in ballet education at the royal academy she was invited to be licentiate and associate of the academy, teaching at a variety of ballet schools around london and training children for exams. miss norman has performed alongside darcey bussell at londons biggest dance festival, as well as many other performances including west end and blackpool ballroom. her favourite thing about sport at chepstow has been the overseas sports tours to austria and bareclona with hopefully more tours to come!
Miss Bantleman is a keen tennis player. She represented the Middlesex County as a junior and also captained the ladies first tennis team while studying for a degree in Sports and Exercise science, in which she achieved a first class honours. “Chepstow house offers great opportunities to participate in such a wide range of sports making it accessible, inclusive and fun for everyone.” Miss bantleman is also a key member of our school charity committee.
Mr Best is experienced in a variety of different sports. He played football in the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest international youth football tournament, as well as in the Dana Cup. He also has a strong passion for tennis, having played at county level and captained his school team. mr best has completed several large scale triathlon style endurance challenges and is a qualified fitness instructor. He is a big advocate for good sportsmanship and brings a fun sense of humour to his role.