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Physical education

We aim to provide an outlet for pupils to escape the stresses of academic life and to develop their love for sport in a fun and active environment.

Physical education at City

Our philosophy at City is ‘sport for all’. At every level of ability, pupils can enjoy a wide range of sports on our excellent on-site facilities.

Why study physical education at City?

Sport is an integral part of life at City. We pride ourselves on the fact that our provision caters for everyone, from squad players aiming for excellence in competition, to recreational activities such as climbing. We believe in a philosophy of 'sport for all' and enjoyment plays a large part in this too. Within the curriculum, we aim to provide a varied programme of activities, encouraging the pupils toward a lifelong appreciation of physical activity, health and general wellbeing.

We are proud of the programme offered to the pupils and of the high standards that we consistently achieve. We aim to provide an outlet for pupils to escape the stresses of academic life and to develop their love for sport in a fun and active environment. Pupils have the opportunity to try anything: 'have a go' is our motto, you never know what you can achieve. We have excellent on-site sporting facilities, including netball and tennis courts, an all-weather pitch, a gymnasium, a fitness suite, a swimming pool, dance studio and a climbing wall.

Our Staff

Olivia Helm, BA (Leeds Metropolitan)
director of sport
Katie Khosla, BA (Brighton)
assistant head of senior school; teacher of physical education
Sarah Deadman, BEd (Bedford), MA (Open)
teacher of physical education
Natalie Stephens, BSc (Brunel)
teacher of physical education
Sarah Taylor-Reid, BSc (Swansea)
teacher of physical education
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Curriculum

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'PE is my favourite part of the day, every day.'

Nina, year 8

Beyond the curriculum

A range of enrichment experiences are offered for both day and residential trips. In the past we have watched international netball tournaments, gymnastics competitions and tennis at Wimbledon. We also offer residential trips such as netball weekends to Shropshire and sport tours to Spain and Holland. Our biannual gym and dance display also gives our pupils the opportunity to showcase the gym and dance skills that they have learned in lessons and clubs. Furthermore, our elite performer support programme offers guidance and additional help to those athletes balancing their studies with a busy sporting timetable.

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