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Physical Education Department

Our Physical Education Curriculum is designed with a ‘sports for all’ approach giving all students the opportunity to succeed in Physical Education. To achieve this, we offer a wide range of activities to cater for all sporting abilities which include: Teambuilding, games, racket sports, dance, gymnastics and fitness. The curriculum provides a platform for students to explore their potential as well as enhancing core life skills such as: Communication, Empathy, Responsibility, Collaboration and Leadership.

Alongside our lessons we offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities to encourage lifelong participation and love of sport. These additional opportunities link directly to our school values to persevere when we find something challenging, to unite with others that share a common and to use innovation to find creative solutions to problems and overcome obstacles.

‘If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it then I can achieve it’  Muhammad Ali

At KS4, students study OCR (J812) Cambridge National in Sport Science.

At KS5, students study OCR (S827) Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity. 


We currently have a four court sports hall that is equipped with the facility to be used as a full size basketball court, volleyball court, netball court or futsal court. We can also use this facility for our 6 table -tennis tables, 2 trampolines or as a fitness area.

Our outside facilities consist of a full size grass football pitch. In addition, we have an outdoor Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) with an advanced surface that is marked for a number of different sports. These areas are where students are taught a wide variety of sports and activities such as football, rugby, handball, athletics, rounder, cricket and softball.


The school has built a very good relationship with the PE and Sports Science department at the University of Bedfordshire. We have an annual trip for students in Year 8 who have an interest in careers and pathways in sport to visit the Sports Science labs and attend teaching sessions on a wide range of activities by University of Bedfordshire students and lecturers.

We have as a department ran trips to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United in the Europa League, to Franklin Gardens to watch Northampton Saints in the Heinenken Cup and a ski trip to Aosta Valley. We intend to continue to run similar trips to these in the future.



Careers in PE:

There a large variation of vocations that sport can lead to. Some examples of vocations are as follows:

  • Sports journalism
  • Physiotherapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • PE Teacher
  • Performance analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Performer