Physical Education and Sport
Sport is a major part of life at Hall School Wimbledon and plays an essential role in the physical, emotional and social development of every girl and boy. Our ethos is all about instilling in children a love of sport and personal improvement. We are justifiably proud of the facilities, support, expertise and talent provided by the Games and PE Departments.
The school seeks to develop the physical potential of every child through a varied and challenging curriculum. Children’s achievements are celebrated whether they top a ‘personal best’ in cross-country, master a skill they have found difficult in tennis, or win an inter-school football tournament. Whatever their inclination or skills level, they are encouraged to get involved and “try things out” in an environment where effort, improvement and commitment are rewarded.
We compete in county, district and national tournaments as well as having weekly fixtures against local schools, such as Boxhill, Harrodian, Ibstock, Ursuline and Hill House among others.
HSW is one of the few schools to train Ball Boys and Ball Girls (BBGs) for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships each year.
All pupils take part in circuit training sessions before the start of the school day. The core objectives of these sessions are to increase muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination. Pupils practice planks, rope skipping, jumping, squats, sprints and step ups. These movements are very important for the lower, upper and full body exercise.
Pupils also engage in a number of varied Games lessons throughout the academic year with equal emphasis being placed on team and individual sports. Years 3-9 have one double period and three single periods of Games each week. Years 10 and 11 have a double and a single period.
Sports on offer at HSW
- Cross Country