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The Athletic Foundation, our PE department, aims to instil in students an enduring enjoyment of physical activity and sport through a broad range of activities. Students are educated to understand the value of a healthy and active lifestyle, and through exciting and dynamic lessons students also develop their strength and movement and build key life skills including resilience and teamwork. 

Our excellent facilities include a full-sized artificial hockey pitch with floodlights, a sports hall, a gym, tennis courts, cricket nets and an extensive number of well-maintained grass pitches. 

In addition to lessons, each year students participate in inter-school sporting fixtures and the Athletic Foundation is proud to offer an extensive extracurricular programme of sporting clubs and activities which complement and build upon the curriculum. To learn more about extracurricular sports, visit our Sports page.

Key Stage Three

At Key Stage Three, our curriculum is organised around PE and games lessons, with emphasis placed on supporting students to develop their movement and maintain their strength and coordination as they mature. 

During PE lessons, all students initially complete a module on movement competencies to equip them for the year ahead. Students develop technical expertise in a range of sports as well as benefit from the expertise of our Head of Athletic Development in relation to fitness training and strength and conditioning. We are one of the few schools in the country to set PE homework that focuses on supporting students to acquire key movement skills and avoid injury as they progress through their sporting journey.  While in games lessons, students further focus on technical development alongside their movement competency within the major sports.   


Key Stage Three Curriculum - Year 7 (Terms 3 & 4)

Key Stage Three Curriculum - Year 8 (Terms 3 & 4)

Key Stage Three Curriculum - Year 9 (Terms 3 & 4)

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage Four, all students continue to participate in games and PE lessons.  During games lessons, the focus remains on technical development alongside movement competency within the major sports.  While in PE lessons, students are given the opportunity to follow a bespoke pathway in PE that reflects their interests and makes the best use of our facilities. For instance, non-traditional sports are introduced, and we have a small fleet of bicycles, scooters and skateboards that we utilitise to further engage and inspire students into being physically active. 

At Key Stage Four, we also offer PE as a GCSE option and Sports Studies as a Cambridge National option. 

For more information, please read our Key Stage Four Curriculum Choices booklet.

Ahead of exam season, we have a Year 11 Curriculum Support Timetable in place to further support students in reaching for their potential at GCSE.

Key Stage Five

At Key Stage Five, all Sixth Form students participate in weekly games lessons to support their mental and social as well as physical wellbeing and can participate in an extensive range of extracurricular sporting clubs and activities and inter-house fixtures, if they so wish. 

At Key Stage Five, we offer Physical Education as an A-Level option to students. 

For more information, please read our Sixth Form Course Guide.

Head of Department

Our Head of Academic PE is Mr Claydon. 

For further information about our PE curriculum, please contact Mr Claydon.

Our Director of Sport Mr Green, who oversees games provision and extracurricular clubs and activities, can be contacted here.