The Physical Education Department aims to deliver a broad physical education curriculum that develops the social and physical skills of all pupils at St. John's. To assist in this endeavour we have a Sports Hall, fully equipped, to be proud of and in addition we utilise the approximately 25 acres of Green Belt land in which the school is situated.
A diverse club structure compliments and extends the broad curriculum base. Clubs are held throughout the year during lunch and Prep. times on a daily basis. A number of these clubs in conjunction with lessons form the basis of the inter-house and inter-school competitions in which St John's is involved.
St. John's competes in a range of sports within the borough and has achieved successes, out of proportion to its size, in football, netball, tennis and cross country where the school has been represented by a borough champion or has won the borough championship.
A football league was developed by Craig Green of St. John's to offer independent schools in North London the chance to compete on a regular basis. This league in is in its inaugural year and comprises of ten schools competing across four age divisions.
House spirit is fostered through regular Inter-House competitions which are conducted throughout the year across a variety of sports. This allows virtually every student the opportunity to experience and enjoy some form of competition at a less demanding level.
There are also a number of friendly matches played against other schools in such sports as football, netball, rounders, and cricket during the year. This allows a large number of students to experience friendly competition in a number of sports against other schools.
This course sets out to ensure that through their involvement in their chosen activities, students acquire confidence, self-esteem, respect for themselves and others and are given the opportunity to become informed, competent performers. A wide choice of practical activities is provided to allow candidates to pursue their sporting interests and goals in the coursework necessary to get a high grade at G.C.S.E.