Physical Education

The PE department delivers a challenging yet enjoyable curriculum across a wide range of sports. There are also numerous sporting opportunities available after school where pupils can attend one of the team practices or attend clubs for enjoyment. Each break and dinnertime the sports hall or astroturf is opened to provide extra opportunities to participate in physical activity.

The aim of the department is to enthuse as many pupils as possible to gain enjoyment from Physical Education and Sport with the hope that pupils will continue participating in sporting activities after leaving School. To enable this PE staff strive to deliver outstanding lessons on a regular basis. Staff also aim to remain at the forefront of developments In PE and introduce new initiatives effectively.

During recent OFSTED inspections the PE department was listed as one of the strengths of the school. The department has a long history of delivering outstanding outcomes with pupils regularly exceeding their targets in the GCSE PE examinations. The aim for examination groups is to hit, if not exceed, their target grade through a personalised curriculum, early intervention and monitoring. The School has various Sports kitemarks including the School Games Mark.

Pupils are encouraged within lessons to progress in excess of the Minimum Acceptable Level with many encouraged to aim for challenging targets. The department aims for high numbers of pupils to attend extracurricular clubs and opt for the GCSE PE course in the year 8 options choices as well as gaining leadership experience.

The department is supported in its aims with excellent facilities which include a 6 badminton court sportshall, two astroturf pitches, dance studio, fitness suite, outdoor basketball and netball courts and grass pitches.

The department aims to celebrate successes and develop positive working relationships with pupils. The department aims to make PE enjoyable for all pupils and staff through lessons, extracurricular sessions and trips abroad.

Subject Key Aims

  • Engage pupils in Physical Activity
  • Develop pupils’ skills in a range of sports
  • Increase knowledge of a healthy active lifestyle
  • Give pupils the skills to be fit for life
  • Provide pupils with a range of extra-curricular activities and competitive sports opportunities

Assessment Criteria

Athletics Throws










PE Assessment Criteria

Rugby League



Schemes of Work

Athletics Band A

Athletics Band B

Athletics Band CD

Badminton A

Badminton B

Badminton CD

Dance – Band A

Dance – Band B

Dance – Band C-D

Football A

Football B

Football CD

Gymnastics – Band A

Gymnastics – Band B

Gymnastics – Band C-D

Handball A

Handball B

Handball CD

Hockey – Band A

Hockey – Band B

Hockey – Band C-D

Netball – Band A

Netball – Band B

Netball – Band C-D

Rugby League Band A

Rugby League Band B

Rugby League Band CD

Trampolining Band A

Trampolining Band B

Trampolining Band CD

Volleyball A

Volleyball B

Volleyball CD

Please contact Mrs Shaw on 01942 767040 to discuss anything further regarding our school curriculum.

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