PE and Sport
Physical Education is a very important part of our curriculum. We aim to equip all students with the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood, regardless of their physical abilities. Activities are designed to develop skills, teach students to work as part of a team and as individuals and to reach their full potential.
Students are encouraged to join extra-curricular sports clubs and to participate in competitive sport through house matches. Those with particular ability have opportunities to develop their skills through regular extra coaching and inter-school sport matches and competitions.
In Years 10 and 11 students with a particular interest in sport can opt for the GCSE course.
A balance to the team games is offered through dance, gymnastics, athletics and cross-country. We enter school athletics teams and cross-country teams in both area and county events.
Facilities include a superb seven acre playing field with pavilion and a large multi-jumping area for athletics. A fully equipped, refurbished gymnasium is used for a variety of sports. A floodlit multi-purpose playing area is available and we also regularly use the Dereham swimming pool. A state-of-the-art dance studio opened in February 2011.
The curriculum is delivered exclusively by specialist trained physical education teachers. Specialist coaches are also involved in delivering extra-curricular sport and we have strong links with local sports clubs.