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Wallington County Grammar School


Core Physical Education

The PE and Sport Department ensures that all members, as well as a huge number of other staff, contribute to the excellent delivery of the National Curriculum, as well as a full commitment to our extensive and rapidly expanding extra-curricular sports programme.

PE lessons are always centred on the following values:

  • To help every student realise his/her potential through physical activity
  • To promote the acquisition of skills
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of the structure and functioning of the body; the value of regular exercise and its effects upon the body; regular assessment of physical fitness
  • To develop personal and social awareness through team games
  • To encourage a lifelong habit of regular exercise and sporting participation

Culture and ethos in PE

The PE and Sport Department is committed to providing inclusive, challenging and enriching physical education and sporting opportunities, which promote high standards of performance and a positive attitude towards sport and physical activity for life. Therefore, the department works towards four different areas.

1.     Broad and varied core and examination PE curriculum
All WCGS students access two lessons of compulsory physical education/games per week up until year 11. Year 12 have a compulsory games lesson on a Wednesday afternoon. This is optional for Year 13. Boys also have the option to study Physical Education at GCSE.

2.     Recreational sport
All students have access to recreational sports clubs where the emphasis is on friendly competition and exercise. These clubs run before school, at lunchtimes and after school.

3.     Inter-house sport
All students have opportunities to compete for their house in a competitive sporting environment. Inter-house sports are run throughout the year. Fair play, communication, problem solving and sportsmanship are some of the life skills fostered through the structured inter form season.

4.    Extra-curricular sport
WCGS students have the opportunity to represent the school in six sports on a local, regional and national level. We provide short and long haul sports tours in rugby on a biannual basis and occasionally cricket tours.

WCGS operates under these four different areas to ensure all students are catered for, regardless of their ability and commitment, as well as achieving the best out of the individual.