Physical Education is aimed at developing pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skillfulness and development, and an understanding of the body in action.
The children face different challenges as individuals and as part of groups and teams. The learning of rules for team games is an important element; pupils are taught these rules at an early age. Good sportsmanship is fundamental in all team sports. Emphasis is put on the inclusion of every pupil.
Football and netball are the key sports and are taught alongside swimming, hockey, tag rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics. Children are encouraged to participate in House competitions and also represent the school in outside sporting events.
Children in Years 3 and 4 attend weekly swimming lessons at Willesden Sports Centre nearby.
In recent years Maple Walk has seen increasing sporting success. A number of pupils were selected to represent Brent in the London Youth Games and the football team have been silver medal winners in the ISA Girls' Football Tournament. Maple Walk runners have placed competitively at a county level for cross country on a number of occasions.