Physical Education

Participation in Sport is fundamental to life at Mayfield. It instils the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle throughout the School community, and provides opportunities to build resilience, teamwork and leadership, on and off the playing field. Our sports programme delivers a varied and diverse core curriculum to every student. The girls experience a range of sports including Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Swimming, Athletics, Dance and Tennis. From Year 10 onwards, the curriculum expands to include other sports such as Tag Rugby, Water Polo, Badminton, Volleyball and Aerobics.

In addition to the extensive curricular and extra-curricular PE, the Department offers GCSE and A Level PE. At both levels, students have the opportunity to underpin their practical knowledge with theoretical study, covering Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Socio-Cultural Influences, and Physical Training. They develop a deeper understanding of an athlete’s development and apply their knowledge to their own performance.

The School has excellent facilities including an AstroTurf, six fully-lit netball courts/eight tennis courts, a modern dance studio, an indoor heated 25m swimming pool, a fully- equipped fitness room, and a well-equipped gymnasium. The School also boasts impressive riding facilities, with a purpose built Equestrian Centre situated on the School site.

Head of Department

Mrs Georgina Fletcher

Mrs Georgina Fletcher MA BA (Hons) PGCE

After graduating from Exeter University in 2003, Mrs Fletcher went on to study for an MA in International Law and Criminology. She worked in the legal team at Associated Newspapers for two years before returning to education to complete her PGCE teaching qualification.

Mrs Fletcher began her teaching career in Surrey, teaching Geography, RS and A Level Law, before transitioning to teaching sport here at Mayfield in 2012. Mrs Fletcher’s specialism is Hockey: she played for Exeter University 1st XI and British Universities from 2001 to 2004, and is a former captain of Sevenoaks Ladies Hockey Club 1st XI in both the National League and Indoor premier league. She is an England Level 2 accredited coach with experience coaching from age 8 club juniors through to senior regional sides. She also has junior County Honours in both Netball and Athletics, and after retiring from higher level Hockey, she has recently completed her first triathlon and Half Marathon. Mrs Fletcher is also an accomplished skier with a level 1 British Ski Association Instructorship and runs our recreational Ski trip, and the Ski Squad which attends the annual British Schoolgirl Races in Flaine.