Sporting Aims

Provision for sports

The school benefits from excellent sporting facilities including a leisure centre, Astro Turf, and games fields.

A wide range of activities is offered through the curriculum to enhance the fitness, health and well-being of every pupil. In Key Stage 3, pupils study the areas of outwitting opponents, replication of skills, exercising safely and effectively, working at maximum intensity and problem solving. During Key Stage 4 pupils continue to follow a broad and balanced range of activities in a set programme allowing them to further develop their skills and understanding. Pupils may also choose to study Award in Sport and opt into the Sports Leaders UK Level 1 Award, both of which provide a greater knowledge and understanding of physical activity and its effects. BTEC Sport is offered at Key Stage 4 and GCSE PE is also an option for suitable candidates.

We aim to develop self respect, confidence and sporting competence in every individual. This gives pupils the skills to participate in exercise and activities out of school and in later life. The tolerance and application of other abilities is promoted through our carefully considered programme, which includes elements of citizenship and inclusion. Pupils may develop their physical skills further through our wide-ranging extra-curricular programme. This gives opportunities for both competitive and social participation. Extra-curricular clubs on offer include football, netball, basketball, trampolining, rounders, athletics, cricket and badminton. The PE department is always eager to try and accommodate clubs to suit all pupils and therefore is open to negotiation for new ideas. There is a expectation that all pupils take part in PE, however if they are unable to due to medical reasons (supported by a note) they will still participate in a non-physical way in the lesson.