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Physical Education


The Physical Education Department develops self-esteem, dignity, health/fitness and respect through participation not only in lessons but as representatives and ambassadors of the school. Physical Education is crucial to pupil development; it can contribute to spiritual, moral, cultural and most importantly physical development.

At Prince William School you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities but most importantly you will learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle which will benefit you as you move through life.

The Physical Education Department offers good facilities. In addition to large fields consisting of two football and one rugby pitch, there is a well-equipped Sports Hall, a full sized astro-turf and 3 outdoor netball courts. Changing rooms built only 9 years ago house a designated PE classroom as well as a fully equipped fitness suite. Opportunities exist for students to enjoy a range of sporting activities throughout the curriculum. There is a strong fixture-list for Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Rounders and Cricket. Many students also participate in other sports such as Athletics, Rowing, Gymnastics, Tennis, Badminton and much more.

Physical Education with Prince William School is structured to follow the requirements of the National Curriculum and the aims of the School as a whole. Physical Education covers both activities in and outdoors. It is of a recreational, aesthetic and competitive nature, requiring individual effort and co-operation.

An extensive extra-Curricular programme takes place at the school with activities on most lunchtimes and after school as well as the after school fixtures. Coaches from outside of school come in and run clubs such as fencing and the football Academies from Norwich and Peterborough.

Physical Education is timetabled throughout the School, with 2 periods per week in all years.

In Year 10 pupils have the opportunity to opt for BTEC Sport and at Year 12/13 pupils can opt for A-level Sport and Physical Education.

The areas covered on the curriculum include;

Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Dance, Gaelic Football, Handball, Tennis and Softball.

On top of the sports offered by the PE Department there are many opportunities to take part in Leadership throughout the years. The school prides itself on the reputation it has created throughout the district for the quality of its young leaders helping out with Primary Festivals and events across the partnership. Leadership comes in two forms, general leadership carried out by Yr7-11 and the Sports Leaders/Higher Sports Leaders Award completed by the Yr12/13.

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