P.E. & Competitive Sports

P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Horn Park.

At Horn Park we believe that P.E. and competitive sport contribute to the holistic development of our children. Through participation, children are able to build and demonstrate our key values of resilience, perseverance, respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We are now excited to be moving forward as a Compass Partnership and believe working collaboratively with other schools will significantly increase the amount of sporting opportunities available for our children.

Physical Education Lessons:

Children at Horn Park will have two lessons a week using a range of facilities and resources. Whilst these lessons are timetabled, there is flexibility and at times the timetable can change, as such it is recommended that children bring their correct kit every day. There is space for the children to leave their kit at school. If the children are not in the correct kit, they risk not being able to participate in the lesson.

Children are to wear; a white T-Shirt; dark shorts / tracksuit bottoms and appropriate footwear (trainers or plimsolls). Correct kit can be seen in the pictures below:


Throughout this year children at Horn Park have been participating in a wide range of physical activity, both within the P.E. lesson and during extra-curricular clubs. From the start of the year we have been working closely with Cray Wanders in order to create as many sporting extra-curricular opportunities aspossible. Throughout the year we have been running gymnastics, football, basketball, boxing and multi-sports clubs, which have all been well attended by both KS1 and KS2 children. Please feel free to contact the office if your child is interest in attending any extra-curricular activities.  



We continue to enter as many sporting competitions in the borough as possible and are looking forward to attending basketball, athletics, tag rugby, cricket and football competitions each school year. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to participate and compete against other schools from around the borough, giving children the chance to showcase their talent and represent our school with pride. Indeed, we still have a lot to live up to in the football league and cup - we enter as defending champions from last year!

This year we aim to continue to provide children across the partnership with the opportunity to compete against each other. We are working collaboratively with schools across the partnership to organise termly competitions and look forward to our first event to be hosted at Horn Park on Friday 12th January.


25 children from Year 6 visited the O2 to watch the Nitto ATP World tour tennis finals. It was a fantastic day out where we were fortunate enough to watch a doubles match and Roger Federer beat Marin Cillic in a three set thriller! The atmosphere at the O2 was incredible and it was inspirational for the children to watch such remarkable sporting heroes, such as Roger Federer, live.


During the summer term last year children participated in the Race for Life, giving children an insight into how sport can bring people together and help charitable causes. Every year group, from the nursery to Year 6, ran between 1 and 5km raising money for Cancer Research UK, a charity close to the school’s heart. It was a joy to see everybody pulling together, supporting each other around the course and participating in a whole school event. Thank you to ‘Friends of Horn Park’ and everyone for the support. Due to the success, we will be looking to run a similar event each school year.

One of our most exciting sporting moments at Horn Park came when the Year 5 and 6 football team won both the Charlton and Area Football League and the Charlton FC Primary tournament! This was something the boys and girls will always remember – the games took place at ‘The Valley’ and they loved the atmosphere and excitement that came with playing in this iconic ground. This is a huge achievement and is the first time Horn Park have had such a celebrated football team! Well done to all involved! 


Pupil Voice:

Year 6:

“I really look forward to playing in competitions. You compete against lots of different schools in different events and play with your friends as part of a team.”

Year 5:

“I loved competing in Sportsathon last year; we participated in lots of different sports against loads of different schools and even managed to bring back medals for winning!”

Year 4:

“I enjoy P.E. lessons because we learn lots of new skills and how to play as part of a team.”

Year 3:

“P.E. is fun because we participate in many different sports and it is also good for us because it makes us healthy.”

Year 2:

“I like P.E. because we do lots of fun activities and exercise to keep healthy!”

Year 1:

“I love P.E.! We exercise, run, jump, throw and catch with our friends!”


Past Events:

Inspired through sport

In July 2016 we were lucky enough to be visited by Daryl Neita. Daryll visited us just days before heading off to compete in the Rio Olympics. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children and staff at Horn Park to meet an Olympian.

We all pulled together and managed to raise a staggering £948.56; with half the donations going towards inspired through sport and the rest of the proceeds going towards brand new sports equipment for school. We all supported Daryl throughout the Olympics and were proud to watch her bring back a Bronze medal in the women’s 4x100m relay team. 

Heart4More Foundation

In 2015 children took part in workshops run by Heart4More Foundation and St Johns Ambulance. The Heart4More Foundation, founded in February 2014, is an organisation which works with football’s governing bodies, professional clubs, players, fans and communities to raise awareness of cardiac related issues within the game.

Tobi Alabi; an ex-professional football player who suffered from a cardiac arrest whilst playing for Milwall visited the school and lead an inspirational assembly on courage and over-coming barriers. This was a great day for all, and children went home enthusiastically knowing they now have the potential skills and knowledge to save a life!