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Welcome toHilden OaksPreparatory School & Nursery

Sport & PE

"Pupils achieve well in team and individual sports because they have access to highly effective teaching and coaching in PE."  - ISI Inspector, December 2017

At Hilden Oaks our aim is to provide a broad and balanced programme of physical activities to inspire each individual pupil, regardless of ability and ethnic background, and to encourage a love of formal and informal physical activity in a safe, fun, positive and supportive learning environment.  We also teach about team spirit, how to win and lose gracefully and hope to develop sporting interests for life.

We offer a wide variety of opportunities for children to try different sports both during and out of curriculum time, encouraging each individual to extend their ability.

Early Years and Key Stage 1

The sports programme in Reception to Year 2 is taught by specialist PE teachers and is based on developmental Physical Education with a focus on locomotive, stability and manipulative skills which then transfer into hockey, football, basketball, athletics, tennis and cricket. 

Gymnastics/Dance is taught in the Autumn/Spring term.  Years 1 and 2 swim in the Summer term.  Each year group has five sessions of 35 minutes of physical activity per week.

Key Stage 2

In the Autumn and Spring terms the major girls’ sports are netball and hockey, and the major boys’ sports are football and rugby.  Hockey and cross country are taught to both boys and girls.

Years 3 and 4 swim in the Autumn term and Years 5 and 6 swim in the Spring term.  

Years 3 and 4 have two 35 minute PE and one 1 hour 30 minute games lessons each week. Years 5 and 6 have one 1 hour PE/ games session, one 35 minute PE/ games session and one 2 hour games lesson each week.


Fixtures, where possible, are planned so that EVERY pupil has an opportunity to represent the school both against other schools and in inter-house matches. Each pupil belongs to a school House (Cork or Holm) and takes part in all the major sports.

School fixtures generally take place on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, with some tournaments taking place on a Saturday. As well as the main school sports some pupils choose to take part in multi-sports such as Aquathlon, Biathlon and Triathlon and bike skills.

Parents are able to find out details of fixtures on the Sport noticeboard in school, or on the password protected Parent Pages of this website.