Sport at Michaela
Each year group has one afternoon session of sport per week, 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Pupils wear their PE kits to school on sport days to maximise time spent on activities. 120 pupils jog in parallel to Powerleague, a short distance away in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. To see 120 smartly turned out Michaela pupils jogging, as one, to and from Powerleague, is a sight to behold. Not a second is wasted in the journey. Sport sessions at Michaela are delivered by specialist coaches brought in from outside the school. First-aid trained Michaela teachers are always present at these sessions.
Sport is outdoors all year round. We use all-weather pitches. Cancelling due to inclement weather is virtually unheard of. We expect pupils to wear the full Michaela sports kit including jogging bottoms, plain logo free base layers and the Michaela fleece, in cold weather. We also sell a cagoule jacket ideal for wet conditions. Pupils are also encouraged to wear a plain black woollen hat and gloves in cold weather. Pupils must not wear studded football boots. Ordinary trainers, suitable for jogging to and from the venue and then playing team sports on an all-weather pitch, are sufficient.
In the winter months sport is football based. Throughout the year other sports options are offered. All sports options are based at the Powerleague facility and must fit in with the facilities on offer.
Pupils also have the options of playing basketball and table tennis at lunch. Pupils with high merit scores also have the chance to attend our sport-based reward event on Fridays after school.
Our ladies and gentlemen’s football teams, the Stoics, play matches against other local schools. Only those pupils who exemplify the values of Michaela are selected for the school team. We place enormous importance upon true teamwork, self-control and personal integrity. Sport at Michaela is about working hard, being kind and supporting each other.