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St Hugh’s A Church of England Academy

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Physical Education is central to the academy and we are fully committed to encouraging and supporting every student to help them reach their full sporting potential.  

We have a large playing field with two full size pitches, six tennis courts, two gymnasiums, an outdoor all weather fitness area and a state of the art purpose built dance studio.  

We deliver an exciting range of courses, designed to meet the needs of all our students, both in terms of leadership and personal excellence.  The curriculum is redesigned annually with the use of student questionnaires to take into account the fast changing sporting interests of young people.  Courses on offer this year are GCSE PE and GCSE Dance.  Sports studied during these lessons are specific to those within the newly modified OCR GCSE specification.

We strongly value competitive sports events and hold a sports day annually, with all activities chosen to ensure all students are actively involved in the event.  Houses compete with the winning house being awarded a prize at the end of the day.  We are also the host venue for the small schools fixtures where we compete against other schools in a wide variety of sporting events throughout the year. 

The academy has a dedicated team of Sports Ambassadors made up of Bronze, Silver and Gold members through Inspire+, who run activities thoughout the year to build confidence and leadership skills. The Ambassadors all work closely with the PE staff to run a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs.

During core PE lessons we look at the key concepts of competence, performance and creativity.  Along with the key process of developing skills in physical activity, modified games, making and applying decisions, the roles in defence and attack, game plans, positional awareness, coping with success and failure, evaluating and improving, target setting and much more.  To ensure all students are catered for, all lessons are differentiated and those unable to participate through injury assist with timekeeping, refereeing or scoring.

We run very popular tennis and table tennis academies, together with Grantham Tennis Club and The Cliffdale Chandlers Table Tennis Club.  These academies offer our students the chance to develop their interests in the sports to a high level with specialist coaching two nights a week. We also run a Rugby Academy in association with Kesteven Rugby Club.  Dance and basketball clubs are offered through Positve Futures, a local group providing sports activities for all.

We encourage all parents to work closely with the academy in striving to ensure that all students are living a healthy lifestyle in and outside of the academy campus

Team and roles within the team:

  • Mr A Weir – CTL PE (
  • Mr Martini – Teacher of PE and Head of House (
  • Miss Allery – Teacher of PE (
  • Mr J Price - PE and Sports Apprentice
  • Miss C Gillies - PE and Sports Apprentice

KS3 Curriculum

Team Activities: Association Football, Basketball, Netball, Rugby Union (year 7 only), Table Tennis, Tennis.
Individual Activities: Athletics, Track Cycling and Road Cycling. 

KS3 Assessment

Game based end of term assessments linked to GCSE PE grading criteria. 

KS4 Curriculum

Team Activities: Association Football, Basketball, Netball, Table Tennis, Tennis.
Individual Activities:  Athletics, Track Cycling and Road Cycling. 

KS4 Assessment

Core PE: Game based end of term assessments linked to GCSE PE grading criteria.
GCSE PE: End of term unit tests and mock exam papers. 

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