Sport plays an enormously important part in the life of our school for all age groups. During Early Years this provides a basis for children’s development and health, both physical and mental.

At this stage, physical education helps develop children’s motor skills, promote muscle and bone development, and engender social and emotional skills, all of which are vital not just for their involvement in sports as they grow older, but also their wider education and wellbeing.

In Reception, children have two PE lessons per week, with one focusing on body control and muscle memory through gymnastics, dance, fitness and Pilates, while the other explores different ball skills such as throwing and catching and team work is introduced with interactive ball games. The children also have a swimming lesson each week in the school’s own indoor pool.


Holmwood House Nursery School

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827


Holmwood House Preparatory School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305

Join our next Open Morning on Friday 2 October 2020

We will be hosting our next Open Morning on Friday 2 October 2020, and welcome families to join us to discover more about how we spark curiosity and ignite wonder in each and every child here at Holmwood House. Tours can be booked for the day between 9.30 to 11.30 am. Visit our Open Morning page for more information and to register.

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