We aim to cater for all abilities and offer a programme that supports pupil progress from the foundational basics all the way through to élite level.
Fundamental movement skills are taught during Years 7–9. Alongside this, we seek to develop communication skills and, through team and individual sports, to nurture leadership and resilience.
Competition is important: through Games lessons as well as extra-curricular activities, QE boys are exposed to many opportunities to test themselves against others, including intra-school and inter-school competitions. Technology is used in PE to promote peer and self-assessment and to track and measure progress.
Our ambition is to empower the pupils in our charge with the confidence to succeed once they leave the School. They, therefore, develop the ability to reflect, to challenge and to plan for a lifelong participation in sport and physical activity
Boys are encouraged to explore and further develop their sporting abilities at QE through a wide array of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities.
The School participates in national, regional and county sporting competitions in sports including: athletics; basketball; cricket; cross-country; Eton Fives; fencing; rugby; swimming; tennis and water-polo.
There are tours for more senior pupils, such as the annual Year 9 Holland rugby tour and the biennial Sri Lanka rugby & cricket tour, while younger boys enjoy trips to the Lord’s test match and to Twickenham for the Varsity Match. Every February half-term, we also run a skiing trip.
There are QE sports clubs for fitness & weights, beginners’ swimming, water polo, volleyball, athletics, table tennis and tennis. In addition, we maintain links to local athletics, rugby, cricket, water-polo and tennis clubs.