Physical Education

Staffing of the department

Dr Woodward – Head of Drama & PE
Ms Franklin – Teacher of PE
Ms Andres – Teacher of PE


Educational philosophy / Aims of the curriculum

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another.  We should raise each other up.  Make sure we are courageous; be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble”

Serena Williams

PE at St Ursula’s is very popular and is where pupils seem to really thrive. PE is a compulsory core subject.

There are also many opportunities for pupils to get involved with extra-curricular clubs, fixtures, dance shows, reward trips and much more throughout the year.


KS3 Curriculum

Our curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all students:

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

KS3 Programme of study

Each student has 100 minutes of active PE per week. In Key stage 3 the pupils will be required to take part in the following sports:

  • Rounders
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining

Extra-Curricular activities

We currently offer the following extra-curricular opportunities:
Trampolining, Rounders, Football. We also offer Dance, Athletics and Basketball facilitated by professional choreographers and coaches, in order to enrich the students’ experience.