Physical Education

A girl playing hockeyPE and Games play a very important part in the curriculum at Rosemead and PE is taught by specialist staff. Each child in the nursery has one mini-gym lesson a week, Reception and Year 1 have two PE lessons and Years 2 – 6 have one PE lesson, one Games afternoon and one swimming lesson a week.

The children are also encouraged to join one or more of the many extra-curricular sport clubs which Rosemead offers. At both Thurlow Park Road and Elmcourt, a well-equipped hall and gymnasium is available for a variety of activities. They range from mini-gym and instruction in basic co-ordination and movement at nursery level, to gymnastics and indoor games for all pupils. These activities are designed to develop co-ordination, flexibility, strength and endurance.

Dulwich Sports Club, which has excellent facilities, and the Rosendale Playing Fields are the venues for most Games lessons. The winter programme currently includes football, hockey, netball/basketball and rugby. In summer, athletics, cricket and tennis are the main sports.

A girl playing netball

Weekly swimming lessons are arranged throughout the year for children from Year 1-6 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Each child works towards an Amateur Swimming Association award. The school swimming squad also trains once a week at Dulwich College pool.

Competitive fixtures are arranged regularly against other schools in all major sports at local, regional and national levels.