About the PE Department

Penyrheol PE department aims to provide every opportunity for pupils to achieve their full potential in a broad range of activities.

Head of Department: Mr A Clapperton
Head of Boys PE: Mr A Clapperton
Head of Girls PE: Mrs N Evans
Teacher of P.E: Mr. G. Davies
Teacher of P.E: Miss. I. Davies

We have several dedicated PE spaces which include:

  • 2 grass football pitches and 2 grass rugby pitches
  • A red gra hockey pitch
  • A running track and long jump pit (summer)
  • 1 outdoor netball court
  • A Sports Hall
  • 1 indoor netball court / basketball court, and 4 badminton courts (sports hall)
  • 2 squash courts
  • A gymnasium
  • A fitness gym including, weights machines, treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes etc
  • A swimming pool

Key Stage 3

In years 7 to 9, pupils will take part in football, rugby, basketball, hockey, netball, badminton, athletics, cricket, softball, rounders, gymnastics, dance, outdoor and adventurous activities, swimming, life saving, personal survival, and health related fitness, where full participation is required in all activities.
Pupils are required to take part in all activities, unless prevented from doing so on medical grounds. On such occasions pupils must be provided with a parental note to present to the teacher prior to the start of the lesson.

Key Stage 4

During year 10 and 11 pupils are able to add squash, fitness classes, dodgeball, volleyball, handball and table tennis to the list and they can choose to specialise in a few areas to achieve a higher standard.

Students in years 10 and 11 also have the opportunity to follow a GCSE PE course or a BTEC First in Sport. Which are very popular options.

Edexcel GCSE PE

This is made up of 60% practical and 40% theory.

  • Theory modules include:
  • Healthy active lifestyle
  • Your healthy active body

BTEC Sport

Includes 4 modules, one of which is externally assessed via an online exam.
Modules may include:

  • Fitness testing and training
  • Practical sports performance
  • Development in personal fitness
  • Sports leadership

Clothing / kit requirements:

Girls PE Clothing – School T-shirt, skort and socks

Boys PE Clothing – School T-shirt / Rugby shirt, shorts and socks

Extra Curricular Provision

Extra curricular provision at Penyrheol School is excellent. All pupils are given the opportunity to represent their school in a variety of activities, and become involved.

Regular coaching and matches take place immediately after school.

The school is involved in area league competitions in the following sports at all age levels; Rugby, Football, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Swimming and Cross-Country