Our principal aim is to develop the sporting abilities, health and well-being of every student at Furze Platt. We strive for our students to adopt sporting values and develop a life-long love of sport and physical activity. Whether it be embracing competition in the numerous sports teams or developing an understanding of exercise that will benefit health for life, PE at Furze Platt is accessible to all.
Facilities and Staffing
At Furze Platt we have exceptional sports facilities. After the recent leisure development in 2015, we have a full size 3G football pitch, a state of the art, sixty station fitness suite and artificial turf cricket nets. This has added to our already excellent facilities; sports hall, four fully floodlit tennis/netball courts, cricket square, athletics track and field markings.
We have a highly qualified team of 5 full time Physical Education teachers who themselves compete at a high level in a range of sports; from football and netball to kickboxing and mountain running.
In addition to inter-house sporting competitions the school enters all sports teams into both league and cup competitions; rugby, football, cricket, and tennis for the boys and netball, hockey, football, tennis and rounders for the girls. We also enter teams into regional athletics meets in the summer term. These fixtures enable many of our students gain recognition at district and county level.
We run an outdoor and adventurous activities trip for Year 7 students in addition to the annual ski trip.
Key Stage 3: 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: 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 GCSE PE giving them an additional five lessons.
Key Stage 5: In the Sixth Form the Department also offers BTEC National level 3 in Sport for Years 12 and 13.