Sports at CFBL is characterised by its bilingual teaching methods (half of the teaching staff are native English speakers) and by its wide array of activities, the main ones being:

HockeySwimmingCross country running
FitnessBall gamesHurdle race
BadmintonAthleticsLong jump
AcrosportKayakOrienteering race
HandballMiddle-distance raceFootball
BasketballUltimate frisbee


In order to enhance the students’ learning experience and broaden their horizons, a number of sports projects are organised throughout the year. 

Each student must participate in one or several projects, the main ones being:

  • Sports Day: the entire day is dedicated to sport organised for children of both primary and secondary sections.
  • Inter-school and inter-classes: primary School students participate in athletic events againts other London based French schools, while secondary school students compete against local English schools in handball and football. Inter-class matches are also organised on a regular basis.
  • Sports breaks: towards the end of September, all year seven pupils spend three days bonding together on the Isle of Wight through partaking in sports activities. Year ten pupils participate in a surfing break at the end of school year along with their future classmates from Lycé Winston Churchill.
  • Races: CFBL organises its own cross-country events and participates in local inter-school cross-country races too. An orienteering event also held annually, this, a collaboration between the EPS team and the maths department.
  • Competitions: a number of classes participate in the London Youth Handball games.
  • Inter age sports: year nine and year ten pupils prepare and run out sports workshops for the nursery children(GSM).
  • PE and charities: the PE team runs a number of events in order to raise funds for national charity projects such as “Sports Relief”.


CFBL uses a number of offsite high quality sports venues, each providing their own specialist facilities.

The multisport dome, is a 10 minute walk away, and is where we teach a wide range of activities including: handball, netball, basketball, gymnastics, athletics, cricket and badminton.

Team sports are held on the artificial turf of Three acres in Belsize Park and we play large ground activities as football and ultimate frisbee at the Market Road site in Islington.

For athletics (running, relays, hurdles, long jump…), CFBL rents the full size Paliament Hill athletics track on Hampstead Heath. We also use the Heath for varied activities around the track area, and for all our crosscountry activities.
Outdoor activities are an integral part of the educational project at CFBL. Secondary school pupils partake in kayaking on the West Reservoir in Stoke Newington, and our primary pupils partake in varied orientation courses.

Swimming takes place at the Kentish Town Baths swimming pool located 3 minute walk from the school.

Travel between CFBL and the further away sports facilities is effected by private mini-bus.

PE kit

The school PE uniform is compulsory and is available for purchase from Ace Sports, the only official stockist of CFBL PE uniforms.

GSM to CP (lower primary)

  • A white CFBL polo top (compulsory)
  • A navy CFBL sweatshirt (compulsory)
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms (compulsory) or navy tracksuit bottoms with CFBL logo (optional)

CE1 to CM2 (upper primary)

  • A white CFBL T-shirt top (compulsory)
  • A navy CFBL hoodie for boys and a turquoise CFBL hoodie for girls (compulsory)
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms (compulsory) or navy tracksuit bottoms with CFBL logo (optional)
  • Navy shorts (or skorts for girls) (optional)

6ème to 3ème (secondary)

  • A navy CFBL T-shirt top (compulsory)
  • A navy CFBL hoodie for boys and a turquoise CFBL hoodie for girls (compulsory)
  • Navy CFBL shorts for boys /girls or skorts for girls (compulsory)
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms (compulsory) or navy tracksuit bottoms with CFBL logo (optional)

On the days your child has a PE class, could you please ensure he/she comes to school wearing their PE uniform and that they bring along a change of clothes. He/she will be able to attend other subject classes wearing the PE uniform.

Buying the PE kit

To purchase a PE uniform, you are invited to either:

  • buy online from their website
  • go to their store, which is located close to the school at 6 Fortress Road, Kentish Town

The contract of sale of the uniform will be between you and Ace Sports and the School will not be party to this contract.

If you need a PE kit for September but you don’t have time to go to the sport, we would advise you to order it over the summer so that it may arrive in time for the start of the school term.