Diary Date : Wednesday 26th April – Year 8 Course Selection Evening
Diary Date : Friday 28th April – School closes for the Bank Holiday reopening on Tuesday 2nd May.
Diary Date : Tuesday 2nd May – Year 7 Consultation Evening 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Diary Date : Thursday 11th May – Year 11 Commissioning Day
Diary Date : Friday 12th May – Deeper Learning Day 8.
Diary Date : Monday 15th May – GCSE Examinations begin.
Diary Date : Wednesday 17th May – Year 11 GCSE Art & Design/Textiles Exhibition – 6pm to 8pm.
Diary Date : Friday 26th May – School closes for the half-term break opening again on Monday June 5th.

Physical Education

Staffing: Mr T Dorey (Head of Department), Miss S Leng, Mr M Andrews, Miss H Cutts and Mrs Shelmerdine

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Structure of the Curriculum

sub_pe_1Currently Year 7 and 8 pupils have 2 x one hour PE lessons a week, Year 9, 10 & 11 pupils have 1 one hour lesson.

Year 9 and 10 GCSE PE groups have an extra 2 x one hour lessons per week and Year 11 students have an extra 2.5 hours per week.

At the start of year 7, 8 & 9 all pupils undergo baseline fitness tests. The results of these (in conjunction with levels from the previous year for years 8 & 9) help us to set the pe_teampupils in appropriate PE groups.

In line with National Curriculum expectations the PE department delivers a broad base curriculum of games, athletics activities and aesthectic activities such as gym and dance. In core PE lessons sports are taught in blocks of 6 lessons and lower school pupils are assessed at the end of each unit of work.

GCSE PE students follow the AQA specification. They cover a range of topics including The Participant as an individual, Physical and mental demands of performance, Leisure and recreation, Diet, Health, fitness and a healthy active lifestyle, Training methods, Cultural and social factors that affect sport, International factors, Social factors and School and Physical Education. 60% of the course is practical and pupils must perform in 4 different activities. 40% of the marks are for a final written exam.

Extra Curricular Activities


There is a very wide range of extra curricular sport in school. These take place before school, lunchtimes and after school. We provide opportunities for pupils to compete in football, netball, basketball, hockey, x-country, rugby, badminton, indoor athletics, volleyball, boxing, table tennis, rounders, trampolining, athletics, tennis and cricket.

We participate in many inter school competitions and we have our own extensive interform sports competition too.

PE Department Honours 2015 – 16

Year 7 & 8 Girls Football – Bury Schools’ 5-a-side Champions

Year 7 & 8 Girls Football League Cup Champions

Year 7 & 8 Girls Football – Bury Schools’ 7-a-side Runners up

Year 7 Girls Hockey rally Runners up

Year 10 / 11 Hockey rally Champions

Year 7 & 8 Girls Bury Schools’ Tag Rugby Runners Up

Year 7 & 8 Girls Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions

Year 9 & 10 Girls Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions

Year 7 & 8 Boys Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions

Year 9 & 10 Boys Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions

Year 10 Boys Bury Schools’ Football Cup Winners

Year 9 & 10 Boys Bury Schools’ Table Tennis Champions

Year 7 & 8 Boys Bury Schools Table Tennis Runners up

Year 7 & 8 Boys and Girls Tennis Champions

Year 7, 8 & 9 Boys Bury Schools’ Badminton Champions

Year 10 & 11 Boys Bury Schools’ Badminton Champions

Year 10 & 11 Girls Bury Schools’ Badminton Runners up

Years 7 & 9 Girls Bury Schools’ Netball Rally Semi-finalists

Year 7 & 8 Bury Schools’ Tennis Champions

Other school teams

Cricket, netball, rounders and hockey

Interform sports competitions for all year groups

Football, netball, rounders, basketball, hockey, volleyball

We have external club links with

The RFU, Bury Rugby Club, Bury Cricket Club, Bury Blue Devils Basketball Club