|Physical education is a valued component of academic life at St. John's. All pupils at the school follow the National Curriculum and enjoy a broad range of experiences, which includes a variety of sports, athletics, swimming, gymnastics and dance. In line with the National Curriculum requirements, children also engage in outdoor and adventurous activities, which take the
form of day trips, outward bound courses, and in their final year, a skiing holiday in Europe. Progress is assessed according to the National Attainment Targets from years One to Six, after satisfactory completion of the Early Years learning goals in the pupils' Reception Year.
There is a strong academic focus at St. John's; however, pupils balance this with their involvement in annual events such as Sports Day, a Swimming Gala and a Christmas Presentation at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar. Pupils also have an opportunity to join a school team in Year Six, and in some sports, team members may be drawn from Years Four and Five. The school will continue to develop a competitive program in football, netball, rounders, cricket and cross-country running, areas in which St. John's has become increasingly successful. As from autumn 2005 St. John's will also host all major Enfield football tournaments on our Senior School site.
Some pupils opt to join the privately run courses in football and ballet, which operate as part of the extra-curricular program.
Physical Education is an area that has evolved significantly at St. John's over the past two years. This has been facilitated by the recent provision of a modern, fully equipped Sports' Hall and the introduction of a staff that is committed to ensuring the sound physical development of all pupils, and the promotion of healthy living through sport and physical education.