Physical Education

Physical Education Vision

Deliver a high quality PE curriculum which promotes a healthy active lifestyle and lifelong participation. Students will develop their confidence and skill in a wide range of activities which enables them to succeed and excel in competitive situations and physical activities.

Department Aims

Our mission is to improve and increase the delivery of high quality Physical Education for students, to show how PE can enhance students’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensures that students of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

As a department we aim to ensure that all students develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed. Within these activities we aim to help students develop relevant skills, knowledge and understanding for future participation and vocations in sport and recreation. We have recently made a conscious effort to remove gender specificity within PE. Girls will be expected to play sports such as Football and Rugby, and boys will be expected to take part in Dance and Gymnastics. We believe that this enhances students PE experience and moves away from specific genders playing only certain sports.

Through PE & Sport our students learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.

PE Kit Policy

Compulsory PE Kit:

  • Navy polo top with Perryfields Academy logo
  • Perryfields’ navy shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings (no logo)
  • Plain navy football socks (knee high)
  • Navy mid-layer with Perryfields Academy logo (If students do not wish to wear a second
    layer, it is not compulsory, however, no other mid-layer will be acceptable)

All items are compulsory unless shown as optional.
Boys and Girls will be directed at the start of the year if they require; boots, shin pads or gum shields for their activities this year.

Key Stage 3

Core PE

During KS3 students build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They are taught to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Over the course of an academic year students will take part in 8 different activities which usually last 10-12 lessons per activity. The timetable is carefully designed to ensure that students take part in at least 12-15 different activities during their time at Perryfields. The activities on offer are;

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related Fitness (HRF)
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA)
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball

Key Stage 4 Examined PE & Sport

During KS4, if Sport is chosen as an option path, students will complete an OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies.

The OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies is an alternative qualification to GCSE PE or BTEC PE. It offers students the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills through practical means. Cambridge Nationals deliver these skills and understanding, effectively engaging and inspiring students of all abilities to achieve.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/Physical Education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Extra-Curricular Activities

All extra-curricular activities are currently suspended and this page will be updated when they resume.

At Perryfields we provide a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We compete in as many Sandwell competitions as is possible and are reasonably successful when competing. As well as entering local Sandwell competitions, we actively seek to enter larger scale competitions at regional, county and national standards.

Extra-Curricular Timetable

Our extra-curricular timetable includes a wider variety of activities and aims to offer something for everybody. We run activities during lunch-times and after school. All clubs are inclusive to all abilities, although, participants for competitive fixtures will be selected based on attendance to club as well as ability. All clubs ran by Perryfields are free of charge.

Please see our Extra-curricular timetable for this academic year below.

Club Links

West Brom Basketball Club

We have had a strong club link with WBBC now for over 3 years. The club is based at George Slater Academy in West Bromwich and is attended by many Perryfields students. The club prides itself on player development and opportunities and all our students who attend have experienced great success. WBBC run our extra-curricular basketball after school on Thursday, this comes at a cost of £1, although if your child then joins the club outside of school, the charge is alleviated. Please visit for more information.

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