PE & Sport

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan 


Physical Education and Sport aims to develop students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that will become a central part of their lives, both in and out of the academy.

The aims of the Physical Education and Sport curriculum are that all students become:
  • Successful learners who have high expectations, high standards and want to achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
The curriculum for Key Stage Three (KS3) is designed to meet the needs of our students and to cover a full range of activities from the National Curriculum.


Students at Key Stage 4 continue with PE in their core curriculum but they can also

choose to take it as an exam subject through BTEC Sport, GCSE PE or BTEC Dance. Students doing core PE continue to do games, athletics and fitness activities with the introduction of spinning, zumba and trampolining. All students are encouraged to complete at least one leadership course during their PE lessons such as organising and running sporting festivals for pupils in our feeder primary schools.
In GCSE PE, students follow the OCR course, which includes the study of:
  • Exercise and Training
  • Safety Aspects and Risk Assessment in Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Analysis of Performance & Lifestyle.
We offer a wide and extensive extra curricular programme where pupils can take part in activities before Academy, at lunch time and after Academy. Although we offer many sports for students such as golf, boxing, volleyball, basketball, dance, table tennis and badminton we specialise in sports such as football, netball, rugby, cricket and athletics of which we have many titles.
Students are also given the chance to compete against each other in school through our extensive inter-house programme. Regular competitions are held throughout the year in activities such as basketball, football, athletics, netball, table tennis, badminton and volleyball. Students respond to these very well and participation rates are very high.
The P.E. and Sport Faculty, as well as delivering a curriculum that pushes the students to achieve and excel, also provides the following:
  • Inter House Competitions.
  • Sports Tours.
  • Sports Presentation Evenings.
  • Extra Curricular Opportunities.
  • Sports Leadership Opportunities.
  • Junior Athlete Programme (JAE Programme).
  • Gifted and Talented Events.
  • Junior Coaching Awards.
  • Links with local Sports teams.
  • Student Sports Forum.
  • Working in partnership with numerous outside agencies:
    • School Sport Co-ordinators.
    • Sports Development team.
    • Local Primary and Secondary Schools.
    • Local Special Schools.
    • Preston North End FC

Mr N.Reynolds - Director of Sport 

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan



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