Physical Education (PE) gives students the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to participate safely and effectively both as individuals and when working in teams. PE develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. PE promotes social, physical and intellectual skills and develops cooperation, tolerance, and self-esteem.

At Prospect school all students receive at least two lessons of PE each week. They also have the opportunity to attend sports clubs and be involved in numerous sporting activities such as: inter-house competitions and sports tournaments involving other schools in the community. We strongly encourage everybody to perform to the best of their ability and better their own personal performances. Students are rewarded for their attitude, awareness of others and their appliance to the code of conduct of the sport and of the school. Through PE we hope to promote communication skills, application of number, working with others, problem solving and enable students to develop skills to improve learning and performance.

Our PE programme enables students of any ability to enjoy sports. Learning and undertaking activities in PE contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Key Stage 3
Students throughout the school have the opportunity to participate in the following:

  • Invasion games (football, basketball, unihoc and tag rugby).
  • Net games (badminton, volleyball, and tennis).
  • Striking and fielding games (rounders and cricket).
  • Healthy lifestyle (Olympic values and fitness for life).
  • Athletics and cross country (shot putt, javelin, discus, long-jump).
  • Gymnastics (trampolining).
  • Swimming.
  • Mountain Biking.

In addition to these core activities, students may also have the opportunity to try other sports such as: pool, table tennis and dodgeball.

Key Stage 4

During their time in KS4, most students will work towards doing their GCSE PE exams. KS4 students will be given an opportunity to study the subject in depth from different angles in preparation for their GCSE exams.