Queen Anne's School, Caversham

Queen Anne's School, Henley Road, Caversham, Berkshire, England, RG4 6DXMap Icon

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Swimming Pool at Queen Anne's

Physical Education

At Queen Anne’s we teach Physical Education (PE) to encourage and consolidate the values of co-operations, leadership, courtesy, and care and respect.  We aim to meet each individual pupil’s needs through a wide range of activities and teaching styles and look to promote an understanding of realistic goal setting within PE and an ability to identify personal strengths and weaknesses.

Queen Anne’s offers excellent sporting facilities which reflect the school’s strong sporting ethos and emphasis on physically educating all its pupils. For us excellence and inclusion in sport is essential to the well-being and development of the girls. Many of our girls go on to represent their country, or join a club having left school, the small class sizes and expertise within the PE department ensures all girls’ level of ability is catered for and encouraged.

PE is a compulsory subject throughout the school. Our major sports are athletics, lacrosse, netball, swimming and tennis. The successful candidate would need to have ability or show potential in at least three of the above sports.


Director of Sport: Mrs Nicola Burley 
Second in Department: 
Miss Rachael O’Brien
Head of Lacrosse: Ms Leticia Consiglio
Head of Racquets: Miss Rachael O’Brien
Elite Sports Coach: Miss Katie Armstrong
PE: Miss Sophie Doodson
PE: Miss Susanna 
ISTD Dance: Miss Marsh
ISTD Dance: Miss Sansone
Rowing: Mrs Townsend
Swimming: Mr Gary Blunt
Tennis Coach: Mr Richard Knight
Tennis and Squash Coach: Mr Robert Stone
PE: Mrs Lyndsay White 

The school boasts a fully-equipped sports centre incorporating three squash courts, a fitness suite, climbing wall and dance studio together with a large multi-purpose room frequently used for match teas as well as lectures and aerobics.  Other facilities include a 25m, 5 lane, indoor swimming pool, seven netball courts which convert into 14 tennis courts and five lacrosse pitches which are also used for athletics and rounders in the summer.

Teams Lists and Results

Please consult the Calendar for forthcoming fixtures.  Girls are advised that matches are subject to change and should consult the PE noticeboard.   If you are unable to attend a fixture, please email Mrs Burley, Director of Sport, ASAP.

Results can be found under the News section of the website.


In addition to our curriculum sports, clubs are offered throughout the week and as part of the Saturday Morning Programme, for example in badminton, basketball, cheerleading, dance, hockey, football, netball, softball, squash and volleyball, and these are open to all girls, whatever their age or level of ability.

We place a strong emphasis on our gifted and talented athletes through our extensive fixtures list and our Academic Enrichment Programme.  Queen Anne’s run ‘A’, ‘B’ and in some sports ‘C’ teams, in all our core curriculum sports, with matches every Saturday and during the week.  There is a strong House Competition structure which gives more girls the opportunity to experience playing in a team.  The Academic Enrichment Programme allows the top sportswomen in each age group, for a particular sport, to practise and compete against each other, as well as receiving more advanced coaching, skills and tactics.

We have regular sports tours in lacrosse, netball and swimming and are regarded as a centre for excellence in these areas.

See the Lacrosse Team in action…

The Senior Lacrosse Team challenged the Senior Hockey Team from Pangbourne School to a Lacrosse match.  Click below to see their challenge video!

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