All students are expected to participate in core PE as part of their curriculum. PE allows students to develop transferable skills such as team work, communication and organisation. It is also essential to support students’ understanding of how to stay healthy.
At various times of the year students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of physical activities. These will include; swimming, trampolining, table tennis, football, rugby, fitness, basketball, softball and rounder’s.
All students work towards Academy certification. Students can achieve either a bronze, silver, gold or platinum award based on their effort, participation rate and involvement in sport both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities.
Although this is not an examination subject, students at Key Stage 4 are encouraged to pursue accreditation through National Governing Body (NGB) schemes where available. These can lead to coaching and refereeing qualifications and it would be hoped that some students would pursue these to a higher level either at Key Stage 5 or during extra-curricular time.
Students are timetabled for one hour of physical education per week. This may be supplemented through the extra-curricular programme which is regularly advertised.