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Banovallum School

Physical Education

We aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows students to achieve across five areas: cognitive (thinking/creative), physical, healthy, social and affective (personal).

We offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop first-class teaching and learning environments where students enjoy working hard together to achieve success. We want all students to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be. We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and team player.


In Key Stage 3 students participate in a range of different sporting activities twice a week. These activities change every four weeks and then they are assessed. The PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all students develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all students to engage in extra-curricular activities and sporting fixtures during and after school. This is an inclusive approach which aims to encourage physical development and well-being.

In Key Stage 4 students take part in physical activity once a week. The blocks of work change every term. They get more of a choice in Key Stage 4 to choose the types of activity they take part in depending on their interests and strengths. More of an emphasis is placed on tactical awareness, coaching, officiating and leadership. There is sometimes an opportunity to use local facilities in Horncastle (gym, swimming, squash), depending on the timetable.

To find out more, please view our assessment objectives and learning content here