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Sport & PE

Physical Education and Sport at Woodfield

At Woodfield School we have strived to create a sports rich environment that provides pupils with numerous and wide ranging opportunities to be physically active each and every day.
While at Woodfield School pupils will learn about the different components of physical fitness and they will gain the skills needed to ensure good health in this area throughout their life.
Pupils will have access to an extensive range of sports and this will allow them to find activities that are well suited to them. We aim to give our pupils a love and enthusiasm for being activity that they will take forward into their adult lives.
Examples of opportunities to be physically active at Woodfield School include;

PE Curriculum Time

KS3 pupils take part in 150mins of PE each week. KS4 pupils take part in 200mins of PE each week. This exceeds the government target for curriculum PE time.

Activities available to pupils through curriculum time include;
Ball Skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Health Related Fitness, Orienteering, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Canoeing, Lacrosse, Rugby, Cycling, Boccia, Wheelchair Rugby.

Every pupil in the school has the opportunity to follow a swimming course for at least half a term every year.

Every pupil in the school has the opportunity to follow a cycling course.

Every pupil in the school takes part in wheelchair rugby sessions.

Sixth Form
Year 12; Sports Afternoon on Wed P4, P5 and P6. Here pupils take part in a wide range of sporting activities.
Year 13; Weekly visits to Aspire Leisure Centre. Here pupils take part in swimming, aerobics and gym sessions. Pupils travel to Aspire by school Minibus.
Year 14; Weekly visits to Vale Farm Leisure Centre. Here pupils take part in gym sessions. They learn how to use gym equipment and how this exercise affects the body. Pupils travel to Vale Farm by public transport.
By the end of KS5 pupils will be able to travel to a leisure centre and exercise independently.

Further Opportunities for Physical Activities at KS5
• Duke of Edinburgh Award
• Morning, Lunch and Afternoon School Clubs
• Golden Time
• Cycling
• Sporting Fixtures
• Independent Travel Training and walking to school

Health and Fitness Vocational Education Course
Pupils in KS4 follow the Health and Fitness Vocational Education Course.

Duke of Edinburgh Award
Pupils in KS4 and KS5 have the opportunity to take part in the D of E award. The program involves overnight camping and hiking expeditions.


Thursday Afternoon KS4 Sports
Period 5 and 6 every Thursday afternoon is timetabled for Key Stage 4 sports. Pupils go swimming, canoeing or do school based activities. When in school pupils take part in an intensive 50 min circuit training session. This includes work on mobility, flexibly, muscular strength and cardio vascular system.

Trampolining at Woodfield School
Woodfield School 2 full size trampolines. Woodfield Staff have been trained to deliver coaching sessions to pupils. Once a week a trampolining coach comes to the school to deliver sessions. These sessions are very popular especially with the base classes.

Scooters and Trikes
The PE Department has invested in big scooters and drifting trikes. These have proved very popular with all pupils.

The school has purchased an extensive range of cycling equipment. Pupils have the opportunity to follow a cycle training course and a course on cycling maintenance.

Inter – School Competitions and Festivals
Over 95% of pupils have represented the school in an inter–school fixture or festival over the last year.


Fixtures and festivals include;
Middlesex FA Football League (runs on a weekly basis over the autumn and spring terms, includes teams for upper school boys, lower school boys, whole school boys and whole school girls).
Panathlon SLD athletics competitions
London Youth Games Hackney Marshes Football Competition.
Inter – School Basketball Matches
Athletics Meetings
Boccia Competition
Middlesex Cricket Club Competitions
Tag Rugby Tournament
Tennis Festival
Lords Cricket Ground inclusion day
Harrow School Fishing Trip

Wheelchair Rugby
Each week the PE Department run a trip to Aspire Leisure Centre to take part in Wheelchair Rugby sessions.

Each year every pupil has the opportunity to go on a week long residential activity holiday. Pupils here take part in a range of outdoor activities including;
Raft building, Canoeing, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, High Ropes, Sailing, Surfing, Wind surfing etc


Overnight Arundel Cricket Trip
Every year the PE department runs 2 overnight trips to Arundel Castle Cricket Club. One trip is for girls and the other is for boys. Pupils play cricket, visit Arundel Castle, stay at Goodwood House and play at the beach.

Intra – School Competitions
School runs a weekly intra–school competition. Pupils are put into house groups and take part in inclusive sports such as Boccia, New Age Curling and Bowling.


Sports Day
Whole school Sports Day takes place once a year.

Before School, Breaktime and Lunchtime Sports
During these times PE department provides clubs in a number of different sports in the school gym. Also during these times pupils have opportunity to take part in activities in the playground, football cage and tennis cage. Staff are timetabled to run these sessions.

Golden Time
Every Friday Period 6 is Golden Time. Here pupils select activities they want to do. The School puts on a number of sporting activities during this time.

School Holiday Sports Program
During School Holidays PE staff put on a sports holiday program for Woodfield pupils. This includes school based activities and outside trips to venues such as Wimbledon and The Olympic Park.

Visiting Cricket Coach
Each week a Middlesex Cricket Club Coach comes to the school and runs 3 hour long sessions.

Sport Relief
Every 2 years Woodfield School takes part in Sport Relief. The PE Dept run a whole school fitness circuit in the school playground.