About the department
St. Cuthbert's has a large PE department which consists of 8 members of staff. Each member of staff specialises in different sports to enhance pupils' learning across the board and develop their physical and cognitive skills.
Physical Education is about involving all pupils regardless of ability and allowing them to express skills and techniques in a variety of ways. Furthermore, Physical Education educates pupils on the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle and that the competitive side of sport should be embraced to develop young people. A range of sports and activities are taught to all pupils from Year 7 through to Year 11 to help build their confidence.
The Physical Education department has recently been renovated and now has excellent indoor and outdoor teaching facilities available for our students. These include a sports hall with 5 badminton courts and an indoor gymnasium. Our outdoor facilities include 4 netball courts, 4 grass football pitches, tennis courts and 1 rugby pitch.
Preparing you for life
The PE department offers a huge variety of extra-curricular activities during lunch time and after school which have a huge impact on developing both pupil’s social skills and team work skills. We aim to ensure that all pupils strive to ensure fair play within sport is upheld and that they respect their team mates, the opposition they play and also the referees involved in all sports.
The school has very successful netball and football teams who compete in local, regional and national competitions.
Alongside netball and football we compete regularly in Athletics, Rowing, Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Rugby, Volleyball, Cricket, Rounders, Swimming and Cross-Country with great success.
Extra-curricular clubs are on offer every lunch time and after school covering lots of sports and activities in both competitive and recreation environments.
As a PE department we believe that through playing school sport, our pupils learn important skills and traits such as understanding to be respectful, having good behaviour, and developing their self-esteem are all crucial traits that set pupils up for entering society once they leave school.