Physical Education & Sport
Physical Education and Sport plays an essential role in school life. As a department, PE staff are committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for students to find, enjoy and sustain activity in sport and exercise, not only during their school career, but also into later life.
All students have almost two hours of Physical Education per week; additionally we run an extensive extra-curricular programme which serves to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a selection of physical activity and exercise options. As well as organising opportunities for our experienced sportsmen and women we have a “sport for all” approach at Chalfonts. All of our clubs and practices are run for the benefit of all students, regardless of age or ability. Though we may pick our sports teams from those that attend practices and training, these sessions are open to any interested student. The more the merrier!
In terms of our sporting pedigree, recently we have had the 2014 National Champions at U16 Mixed Gymnastics, while we have also won County Trophies in football, basketball and cricket. We regularly provide District Champions in football, netball, rugby, handball, cross country, swimming, trampolining and indoor rowing. Though our major sports are football, rugby, netball, cricket, rounders, athletics, gymnastics and basketball, we strive to participate and develop in a whole range of activities additional to these. We also create opportunities and organise inter-school fixtures in table tennis, badminton, golf, tennis, cheerleading, dance, softball and hockey.
Inter-school fixtures are played weekly throughout the year and our teams take part in all of the major local competitions. We have a large number of students regularly achieving representative honours at county, regional and national level. Sport and ski tours abroad are also organised on a regular basis with destinations including Spain, Andorra, Italy and Austria.
We offer numerous leadership and coaching opportunities for students. They are often invited to lead on our Sports Festivals which are run for local primary school students from years 2, 5 and 6, or they are able to visit these schools to help raise the standard of PE teaching in the community. In addition to this students can also follow Sports Leadership courses in years 11-13.
Our sports facilities at Chalfonts are excellent and include a multi-use astroturf, a 25 station fitness suite, a large sports hall, swimming pool, an indoor gymnasium, tennis/netball courts and extensive playing fields both on the school and Narcot Lane sites.
In PE, students will cover a range of different sporting activities. For health and safety reasons, some of these activities may require compulsory or recommended items of kit.
- In hockey and rugby, students are highly recommended to have gumshields
- In football and rugby on the field, students are highly recommended to have studded footwear
- In football on the field, it is compulsory that students have shinpads