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We believe the fitness of the children and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance at The Russell School. We have also been awarded The GOLD Primary Sports Award of which we are very proud. It recognises our excellence in the teaching and learning of sport.

We are fortunate enough to have extensive grounds which include two playgrounds, a large field and two halls. All children take part in a varied Physical Education programme. The importance of progression, the gaining of self-confidence, control and co-ordination are our main priorities. In Key Stage Two all children visit Pools on the Park in Richmond. Swimming lessons continue throughout the year for all children.

Some children are given the opportunity to represent the school against other local Richmond schools in competitive events such as swimming, girls’ and boys’ football and netball.

All children have access to variety of equipment to use at morning and lunchtime plays which supports their physical development.

We also offer a wide variety of lunchtime, before and after school sports clubs that include gymnastics, athletics, basketball, netball and football.