DESS PE department has 9 members of staff. As a department we set goals for children to develop lifetime habits in keeping fit and healthy. The department is focused on improving every child’s potential in physical activity. All areas of PE are covered including swimming, games, athletics, gymnastics, striking & fielding and dance.
A comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities are offered both before and after school. Fixtures and competitions happen in a wide range of sports throughout the year so the children can apply the skills and knowledge they have learned in a competitive situation. At DESS, competitive sport has a very high profile. Over recent years the results in all major games and tournaments have improved considerably. These could now be classed as outstanding. This has been achieved through great determination, hard-work and commitment to training. Significant parental support also contributes to the children’s achievements.