Physical Education

The sports teachers always believed in me and it's because of them that I began the England pathway"
Sophie Allan, England lacrosse player

Putney has earned a reputation for excellence in sport across the school. Each term has a full extra- curricular fixture list and squads regularly compete and achieve success in regional and national level competitions. The school also promotes a ‘sport for all’ policy which encourages participation of all pupils in a variety for enjoyment and fun.

The schools facilities plus additional off site grounds enables a wide range of sports to be played and allow further extension of both the curricular and extra-curricular activities on offer.

Girls in Year 7 and 8 have lessons in netball, lacrosse, gymnastics, dance, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tennis, rounders, cricket, and athletics. Rowing, basketball, handball, football, tag-rugby and  hockey are introduced as new activities in Year 9. In Year 10 and 11 girls have a much more varied sports option programme to include zumba, boxercise, spinning, golf, pilates, yoga, squash, pump, self-defence and blitz fitness. Putney has earned a reputation for excellence in sport across the school. 

Our Elite Sportswomen Programme is designed to give support to able athletes, to enable them to balance the competing demands on their time. 

Through our PE Curriculum, our aim is that all girls will discover and develop:

  • The joy of moving and being physically active
  • A deep sense of physical accomplishment and wellbeing
  • A range of skills and sports
  • A strong sense of positive physical identity
  • The desire to play sport outside school, leading to lifelong physical activity


Studying GCSE PE allows our students to delve into many areas of sport and as a result complements many science and arts subjects.

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