St John’s recognises the benefits of sports in both pupil’s physical and mental wellbeing and encourages all pupils to actively take part.
Set within 8 acres of land St John’s School has the space to offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor sports to pupils. A Sports Hall to the standard of Sports England is the centre of our Physical Education Department where Mrs Walker, Head of PE, works with her team of PE/Games teachers.
Each half term the children will have the opportunity to experience different sporting activities ranging from Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket/Rounders, Athletics, Fitness, Football and Netball. In addition, various sporting clubs are run such as Trampolining, Badminton, Dodge Ball, Table tennis, and Karate. They also have the opportunity to take GCSE PE in their final two years with us.
St John’s regularly participates in sporting fixtures against other Independent schools and takes part in ISA Regional and National competitions.
St John’s has several pupils who compete in various sports at regional and national level from table tennis, football and athletics. Whilst the school’s emphasis is on academic results applications to allow a pupil to participate in external competitions, during school time, to allow them to further develop their talent and to further progress within their sport will be considered.
St John’s holds an annual Sports Day during the Trinity Term hosted at the Basildon Sporting Village.