Subject Overview

The PE department aims to provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum. Our aim is to promote scientific literacy, foster good team working skills and encourage healthy lifestyles amongst all our students. Our department is situated in a specialist building comprising of a state of the art sports hall, dance studio and gymnasium.

We hope to demonstrate to students the progress that can be made in society when individuals work together, building on the knowledge and experience of the past in pursuit of a common goal. In addition, we aim to nurture the natural talent and enthusiasm of our students. We hope to maximise their potential and produce some of the best young athletes, coaches and scientists around. Physical Education covers all aspects of physical, mental, moral and social health.

PE Subject Staff

Miss Bellemey Subject Leader of Physical Education 
Mr West Teacher of Physical Education / House Progress Leader - Sharman
Mr Winrow Teacher of Physical Education and Design technology

Key Stage 3 Physical Education

The KS3 curriculum is taught in mixed ability classes. Each pupil in Years 7 -9 experiences four hours of Physical Education per fortnight covering a variety of competitive sports and non-competitive physical  activities.

Key Stage 4 Physical Education

In Year 10 and 11, all students have weekly lessons of Core PE. Some students also chose a programme of study via Cambridge National Sports Studies. This level 2 course covers of a variety of topics and develops skills that enable students to further pursue Sports in Post-16 courses. Students learn the principles of training, injury prevention, improving personal fitness through appropriate diet, and the role of technology in performance. The Cambridge National course is taught for six hours over the 2-week timetable as with other option subjects.


“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body. It is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”

John F. Kennedy.