Group of Lower school girls playing Hockey in a field during a sports session at St Mary's School in Colchester


Physical Education (PE) is lively and fun at St Mary’s! We introduce girls to a variety of activities designed to keep them fit and healthy, teaching them basic techniques of a wide range of sports and team games.

Our main sports are netball, hockey skills and cross-country running in the winter, rounders and athletics in the summer. As well as gymnastics sessions, Year 1 and above swim for one term every year and there are dance lessons in the junior years.

We also look to provide opportunities to try a variety of sports. For example, the girls have had cricket taster sessions which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Orienteering is a new addition to the PE curriculum, which encourages map reading and decision-making. It’s also a great way of getting children active. The pupils enjoy taking part in both team and individual challenges in the nine acres of school grounds.

Our extra-curricular sports clubs are also extremely popular, particularly multi-sports and dancing. For more information on sports clubs and activities visit our Activities and Enrichment page.

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Two St Mary's Lower School pupils sitting in a Library holding books and laughing
Additional places now available

Due to increasing demand at St Mary’s, additional places are now available from September.


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