Physical Education

Success isn't given. It's earned.

Our facilities include a sports hall, fitness studio, multi-purpose area with floodlights, basketball courts, two football pitches, a rugby pitch, a cricket wicket, six rounders pitches, a 400 metre athletics track, two netball courts, three badminton courts and two tennis courts.

There are a wealth of opportunities to participate in at school, county and regional level. Whether for recreation or competition we offer activities open to all students. From archery to trampolining – just ask about the variety available.

Our Key Stage 3 Programme of Study enables students to experience activities from the following areas: outwitting opponents, accurate replication, exploring and communicating ideas, performing at maximum levels and learning to exercise safely and effectively. This provides students with a balanced Physical Education curriculum allowing them to acquire, develop and apply skills in a wide variety of different sports.

Year 7

During the autumn and spring terms in Year 7, students participate in problem solving, principles of games, netball, football, gymnastics, dance, rugby and net games. During the summer term, students participate in athletics, cricket and rounders.

Years 8 and 9

During Years 8 and 9, students continue to be offered a variety of activities during their two hours of timetabled PE per week.

At Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to experience other activities as well as build on activities from Key Stage 3. These activities include aerobics, archery, crown green bowls, golf, yoga, climbing and tennis. Students are also encouraged to develop the complementary skills of umpiring, coaching and leading small groups in warm-ups and practice situations and working with local primary school students.

PE is a core subject at Key Stage 4 and students study for a BTEC in Sport Award. BTEC enables students to study the theory of PE which includes the developing training programmes, principles of training, leadership styles and rules, regulations and skills in two specific sports and develop their practical skills.

Extra-Curricular Activities

There is a wealth of opportunities to participate in at school, county and regional level.  Whether for recreation or competition we offer activities open to all students; from archery to trampolining – just ask about the variety available.