Head of Department - Mrs JL Dark, BSc.
The aim of the Physical Education Department is to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead and maintain a healthy and active life. The department has outstanding facilities on a thirty acre site, including a well-equipped Sports Hall with a climbing wall, a gymnasium, a floodlit Astroturf, six tennis courts, seven netball courts, an all-weather cricket wicket and outdoor cricket nets and a number of grass pitches. There is also a Fitness Studio with fixed and ‘free’ weights, aerobic machines, rowers, jogger and steppers as well as eight outside basketball rings.
Pupils are taught in mixed groups of boys and girls for some aspects of Physical Education and courses include all major games and a very broad range of other activities including Duke of Edinburgh Award in Year 10 and the Sixth Form.
Physical Education flourishes with clubs and team practices every lunchtime, before and after school. The pupils enjoy many intra-school and inter-school fixtures in a wide range of sports at County and District levels. Pupils have the opportunity to take a GCSE P.E. / BTEC Level 2 Sport course in Years 10 and 11, AS & A -Level Physical Education in Years 12 and 13 and to take part in outdoor education trips as well as sports tours abroad.