WHAT WE DO
Years 8–11 receive one Physical Education lesson of 50 minutes per week, and all pupils are timetabled for one Games afternoon per week of approximately 2 hours. Pupils in Year 7 have 2 P.E. lessons a week, one of which is a swimming lesson. The department is currently staffed by two full-time female and two full-time male specialist teachers, who are assisted by several part-time specialists. A large number of academic staff help on Games afternoons, and coaches are employed in a number of sports.
The major winter activities are Rugby, Hockey, Footbal and Cross Country in the Boys’ department, and Netball, Rugby and Hockey in the Girls’ department. Dance and Aerobics are offered to girls in Year 10. As the pupils progress into the senior years in school, the option system allows them to choose from a wide range of team and individual activities, both on and off site.
The PE programme includes Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Health-related fitness, Tennis, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Swimming, Strength & Conditioning, Invasion Games, Movement and Literacy.