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.
Children in year 3 to 6 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 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 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:
Miss Norman’s background is primarily in dance and performing, as a licentiate and associate of the royal academy of dance. She has performed and choreographed for a number of companies including Wella, Dark Soul Dance and Darcey Bussell. This will be Miss Norman’s seventh year at Chepstow. Her favourite moments have included the Austrian ski trip and Barcelona hockey tour, as well as weekly fixtures and of course sports days!
Mr Best has been at Chepstow for five years and is experienced in a variety of different sports. He played football in the Gothia cup as well as the Dana cup and continues to play in a small fa league. He also has a strong passion for tennis, having played at county level. 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 he loves the emphasis on fun and enjoyment that Chepstow puts into its sport.
Mr Stahlmann is experienced in coaching a variety of sports including netball, basketball and cricket, with football being his specialism. He has worked with various professional football clubs around the world including if Elfsborg in Sweden, Hougang united in Singapore and currently Queens Park Rangers Women’s. Mr Stahlmann is a big believer in using sport not only to improve skills but also to help children become the best version of themselves.