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Physical Education

We guide our pupils to be gracious in victory and dignified in defeat.  Teamwork, leadership, resilience, competition and respect are important values for their future lives and lie at the heart of all that we do. Sport thrives through a diverse sporting provision, at the heart of which is the promotion of physical health, social interaction, excellence and lifelong participation.

In the Autumn Term, all pupils follow a programme of games, including netball and hockey, complemented by dance, gymnastics and health related exercise.  In the Spring Term, pupils continue with their major games and dance and also have the opportunity to learn racket skills and train in outdoor education.  The Summer Term provision includes athletics, tennis, swimming and rounders.  As pupils progress through the Senior School they are offered additional options such as yoga, body balance and trampolining.

Challenge & Extension: There are many opportunities for co-curricular participation with over 30 different clubs offered throughout the year.  We have a very busy fixtures diary with every pupil with the necessary enthusiasm able to represent the school at some level.

We have excellent links with local clubs, such as athletics, netball, hockey, rugby,football and equestrian, with many of our pupils training and representing at county level and beyond.  A team of external coaches offers a variety of additional professional coaching including cross country, tennis, gym, judo, ballet, climbing, trampolining and rugby.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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