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Our aim is to develop students' physical abilities, health and well-being. We want our students to understand sporting values and develop a life-long love of sport.
Accommodation and Staffing
We have 6 full time Physical Education teachers and the support of a school sports coordinator who helps organise many competitions and sports leadership opportunities.
We have a sports hall, state of the art dance studio, gymnasium, three rugby/soccer pitches, two hockey pitches, five netball courts, two cricket squares, eight tennis courts and a full complement of athletic track and field amenities. In addition, the Department has Information Technology and audio-visual facilities.
Key Stage 3: In Years 7, 8 and 9 students are taught in half-year groups. Over the two week timetable they have four lessons. During these years the students are taught and assessed at badminton, basketball, dance, gymnastics and skills. Boys and girls follow a separate programme for rugby/hockey, soccer/netball, cross country, athletics, cricket/tennis and health related fitness lessons.
Key Stage 4: Students in Years 10 and 11 have three periods of PE a fortnight.
All lessons are geared to game play, officiating and coaching with an aim to promote students' future interest in sport and personal fitness.
In addition to these ‘core’ PE lessons in Year 10 the students have the option to study either GCSE PE giving them an additional five lessons.
Key Stage 5: In the Sixth Form the Department also offers AS-Level and A2-Level Physical Education in Years 12 and 13.
As well as internal competitions, the school has an extensive list of fixtures against other schools. This has helped many of our students gain recognition at district and county level.
The Department contributes to the school’s wide choice of outside trips and visits. These include an annual ski trip to various destinations and conference trips for AS/A2 students.
A very popular dance show is also organised by Miss Tomlin each year and an outdoor and adventurous activities trip for Year 7 students.
We have firm links with East Berkshire Badminton Association, North Maidenhead Cricket, Phoenix and Maidenhead Rugby Clubs and Reading Football Academy.