Physical Education

    In Physical Education lessons, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

    • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
    • are physically active for sustained periods of time
    • engage in competitive sports and activities
    • lead healthy, active lives.

    Students in all year groups receive two hours of Physical Education per week. In their first lessons of the year, students select the sports they wish to learn and their curriculum is tailored to match their preferences. This allows students to feel comfortable and confident participating in a range of sports they enjoy. Each year students are provided with different sports to select from which prevents their lessons becoming repetitive. It is important to us that all students have the opportunity to make excellent progress.

    In Key Stage 3, students should become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

    In Key Stage 4, students should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.



    These are the essential skills and processes in PE that pupils need to learn to make progress. Students are assessed using the criteria New Level PE 


    Homework opportunities

    For homework in PE students will be encouraged to take responsibility for living a healthy and active lifestyle throughout their time at the academy and also when they leave.


    How parents/carers can help at home:

    • Encourage your child to attend extra-curricular sport and activity clubs within the academy
    • Encourage your child to eat a healthy and balanced diet both at home and within the academy
    • Encourage your child to participate in sport and physical activity outside of the academy


    To contact a member of the Sport, Health and Leisure team about the curriculum please email