Physical Education

Sport runs until 5pm each evening as part of our extra-curricular programme. We offer a wide and varied diet of competitive sport. We take part in the Royal Borough's competitive fixtures and host many of the competitions on our very own multi-games surfaces and G4 astro pitch.

The promotion of an active lifestyle is one of the central aims of physical education (PE). The role of schools and PE in promoting health, producing a ‘healthy nation’ and in tackling obesity has been increasingly recognised in recent years. Lack of physical activity and increasingly sedentary lifestyles in school-age children is a global health problem, but physical activity during childhood and adolescence has multiple health benefits. Opportunities to engage students in physical activity are critical in encouraging healthy lifestyles. With the pressures resulting from curriculum study, there is a greater need to promote extra-curricular opportunities, to assist students in the diversity of their experience. Our PE team has annually drawn impressive numbers of students to participate in the ‘Beyond 3PM’ activities.  Under the leadership of Rhian Davies and Mark Matthews, provision in school is strong and beyond, large numbers of students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  

Encompassing a broad range of sports, students are exposed to individual and team activities that see them refining physical skill and ability.  There are weekly opportunities to participate in competitive sport in team games, such as rugby, hockey and cricket. Competitive sport is complemented by the opportunity for students to attend individual and ‘open’ activities where they develop a sense of physical literacy. With many of our students compete at a national level, competitive sport is an exciting part of school life.