Physical Education
Physical Education


We aim to reach out to all our pupils encouraging them to capture an interest and generate enthusiasm for sporting activity.

Key aims of the P.E Department are;


– To organise and teach a range of physical activities which are designed to develop the whole child: physical skills, intellect, tolerance, social awareness and appreciation.

– Provide a broad range of sporting opportunities allowing for personal success in sport for all children across the ability range.

– Raise individual performance levels across a range of sports and celebrate achievement.

– Provide extra-curricular opportunities for all abilities through clubs, fixtures and inter-house activities.


Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 experience a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to raise our pupils’ individual performance levels, providing opportunity for personal success. We encourage all pupils to be involved in extra-curricular activities and support individual flair. Many fixtures are played during the course of the year; competition in the area is strong and our teams confidently participate in the competitive arena. Our main school sports include; hockey netball football rugby athletics


GCSE P.E is a two year course taught in Year 10 and 11, following the new AQA specification. The theory content covers topics such as, Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, Movement Analysis, Sociology, Training and Diet. Pupils are assessed in three practical activities, one of which must be a team game whilst one must be an individual sport. The practical component accounts for 40% of the course with the two 75 minute examination papers making up the remaining 60%

Educational visits and extra-curricular activity

The department recognises the benefit of sports tours. Over the last 5 years we have visited Barcelona – Football and Hockey, London – rugby, Condover – netball weekend.

Attended International Netball matches – Champions League Football, Wimbledon Tennis, 20:20 Cricket, World Netball Series. Also, departmental staff are actively involved in and run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Skiing and Equestrian teams.

The department recognises the benefit of sports tours. Over the last 10 years the following tours and trips have occurred:

Isle Of Wight – netball and hockey, 4 days.
Cheltenham – hockey weekend.
Hull – football weekend.
Hockey overnight, (x2 tournaments).
South Africa – hockey and football, 16 days.
Barbados – hockey, 10 days.
Germany – hockey, 6 days.
Malta – football, 6 days.
Edinburgh – rugby, 5 days.
York – netball weekend.
Euro Indoor Hockey Finals – overnight
Wimbledon Tennis Badminton Nationals
20:20 Cricket World Netball Series.

Also, departmental staff are actively involved in and run the following clubs and activities:
– Duke of Edinburgh
– Skiing
– Equestrian


Rooms and resources

A newly constructed Sports & Teaching Pavilion was opened in 2016. This fantastic facility includes a fully equipped gym, state-of-the-art teaching room, three changing rooms and a base for further opportunities for dance and gym practise.

Our new full size floodlit all-weather pitch allows for hockey matches as well as numerous activities throughout all seasons in lessons and in a wider range of extra-curricular sports.

A large field area – 3 Football pitches, Rugby, Hockey Training Grids, 400m Track, 4 Rounders Pitches, Cricket Pitch, Hard Court Area 2 Netball Courts 3 Tennis Courts, Sports Hall with 4 Badminton courts, one indoor Tennis court, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball Court/s; Indoor Hockey, 5 Table tennis tables, Dodgeball and indoor athletics facilities.

Regular Access to off-site facilities:
– Deeside Ramblers
– Astroturf Pitch
– Northgate Arena
– Chester Baths
– Mickle Trafford Golf Course