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Physical Education

Miss R Holden - Head of Department

Welcome to the Physical Education Department


NEWS: We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2023/24 academic year.  Please see the press release at the bottom of this page for further information.

A high-quality Physical Education curriculum inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities throughout each key stage (see links below for further details). It should provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. More information can be found on our enrichment pages.

Meet the PE Department

The PE department consists of five members of staff. These are:

Name Title
Miss R Holden Head of Department
Mr J Stephenson Teacher of Physical Education, Head of Challenge/Outdoor Education
Mr J Jones Teacher of Physical Education
Mr J White Teacher of Physical Education
Miss K Matthews Teacher of Dance and Drama

Physical Education Overview

At Altrincham College students will study Physical Education for three lessons per week from Year 7-11, following a national curriculum which aims to ensure that all students:

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time,
  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities,
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities,
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

The majority of lessons are taught in a wide variety of venues; Sports Hall (SH), Fitness suite (FS), Gymnasium (G), Tennis Courts (TC), Field (F), 3G astro turf pitch (3G), Red Room (RR) and the Dining Hall (DH). The PE Studies classroom (PES) is fitted with a fully interactive whiteboard and 13 computers.

In order to facilitate this, we expect students to have a full PE Kit (rugby jersey, polo shirt, shorts and football socks) with the appropriate footwear (training shoes or football boots) for every lesson.  Information about school uniform can be found here.