Physical Education

Physical Education and Sport has a key role in the development of students at the Langton. As well as the obvious physical benefits the department prides itself in imparting many of the Langton Attributes such as Fortitude, Integrity, Respect and Creativity. We also play a key role in nurturing the leaders of tomorrow and developing the teamwork skills to equip the students for life beyond the Langton.

Physical Education and Games provide an integrated course with a balance between individual and group activities being provided, as shown below. Students are ‘setted’ early in the year and all activities are compulsory.

Our facilities are some of the best found not just in the states sector but also compare well with fee paying schools. The school boasts a 3G pitch with video analysis system, a 25m indoor pool, an indoor sports hall, a climbing wall, a fitness suite and strength and conditioning facility as well as several high quality grass pitches. In addition offsite facilities are used such as Polo Farm and Canterbury Squash Club. There is a full fixture list of school matches, often at ‘A’ and ‘B’. And students have the opportunity to go on several sports tours. Recent tours include, Rugby in France, Hockey in Holland, Football in America and Cricket in Barbados. There are also a range of other extra-curricular clubs including athletics, climbing, badminton, squash, and basketball.

We feel that competition is important for all of our students and inter-house matches are arranged in all sports, involving all students, and the annual Sports Day is held in July.

Sport at KS5 (Year 12)

Sport is an important aspect of the Year 12 curriculum and a wide range of activities are on offer throughout the year, including all of the major sports as well as activities such as golf, badminton, weight training, softball, self-defence, tennis, aerobics and table tennis. You will be given the opportunity to choose a sporting option at the beginning of each term from an extensive list of activities. During your non-contact periods you will be able to use our well-equipped gym to develop your personal fitness. 

Serious sports players will have the opportunity to represent the school in competitive interschool fixtures in a variety of sports. We currently run senior teams in basketball, rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, football, golf, athletics, swimming and cross-country. We take girls’ sport very seriously and employ two female teachers dedicated to running the girls programme; we recently appointed Catherine Spencer (England Rugby Captain) to head up and develop our girls’ rugby programme. Those unable to secure regular places in senior teams may still find a stage on which to display their prowess during the inter-house sports competitions. These matches are among the most fiercely contested fixtures of the year. 

In addition a number of Sixth form students assist PE staff with junior pupils in various activities, particularly climbing, on a peer tutoring basis during curriculum time, and there are opportunities to assist in clubs after school and at lunchtime.

It is hoped that through this wide range of activities you will not only appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but also identify a recreational pursuit you may enjoy when you leave school.

Sport at KS5

Physical Education and Sport has a key role in the development of students at the Langton. As well as the obvious physical benefits the department prides itself in imparting many of the Langton Attributes such as Fortitude, Integrity, Respect and Creativity. We also play a key role in nurturing the leaders of tomorrow and developing the teamwork skills to equip the students for life beyond the Langton.

Our facilities are some of the best found not just in the states sector but also compare well with fee paying schools. The school boasts a 3G pitch with video analysis system, a 25m indoor pool, an indoor sports hall, a climbing wall, a fitness suite and strength and conditioning facility as well as several high quality grass pitches. In addition, offsite facilities are used such as Polo Farm and Canterbury Squash Club. There is a full fixture list of school matches and students have the opportunity to go on several sports tours. Recent tours include, Rugby in France, Hockey in Holland, Football in America and Cricket in Barbados.

Sport is an important aspect of the Year 12 curriculum and a wide range of activities are on offer throughout the year. You will be given the opportunity to choose a sporting option at the beginning of each term from an extensive list of activities. During your non-contact periods you will be able to use our well-equipped gym to develop your personal fitness. 

Serious sports players will have the opportunity to represent the school in competitive interschool fixtures in a variety of sports. We currently run boys’ senior teams in rugby, football, hockey, cricket and basketball and girls’ senior teams in netball, hockey and rugby. We also enter senior teams for golf, athletics and swimming. We take girls’ sport very seriously and have recently appointed a Head of Girls Games dedicated to running the girls programme. Those unable to secure regular places in senior teams may still find a stage on which to display their prowess during the inter-house sports competitions. These matches are among the most fiercely contested fixtures of the year.

In addition, a number of Sixth form students assist PE staff with junior pupils in various activities, particularly climbing, on a peer tutoring basis during curriculum time, and there are opportunities to assist in clubs after school and at lunchtime.

It is hoped that through this wide range of activities you will not only appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but also identify a recreational pursuit you may enjoy when you leave school.