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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Physical Education

Director of Learning - Mr M Henderson Email

 The Physical Education Team

Head of PE

Mr M Henderson

Coordinator of Core and Vocational Physical Education 

Miss J Hancock

Coordinator of Examined Physical Education

Miss C Wilson

Teachers of Physical Education

Mrs A Kennedy

Mr K Shaw

Mr C Megarell

Mrs C Hardicre

The Physical Education department at Poynton High School offers a plethora of opportunities to students. At Key Stage 3 students follow a wide range of activities which allow them to experience challenge, be active, develop skills and understand how to evaluate performance. Activities covered include football, rugby, netball, basketball, badminton, fitness, gymnastics, dance, tennis, softball, athletics, rounders and trampolining. Our activities make full use of our fantastic facilities which include a large sports hall, gymnasium and multi-gym.

At Key Stage 4, all students continue to develop their skills and understanding of Physical Education. Students can choose to follow courses in activities which they have already enjoyed at Key Stage 3 there are also opportunities to try out new activities such as Zumba, cheerleading and fitness training in the multi-gym. Students who wish to study this subject in more depth can opt to follow examination courses in GCSE Physical Education (OCR) or Cambridge National in Sport Studies (OCR) These courses are growing in popularity and we have a very good record of examination success.

In the Sixth Form examination courses in A Level Physical Education (OCR) and BTEC National Sport (Pearson) are offered. These courses have proved very popular and results are excellent, consistently achieving higher than national standards.


Extra Curricular
We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs at school both at lunchtime and after school and we strive to ensure that these are fully inclusive to all students and cater for all abilities. We have fostered strong links with many external clubs where a number of our students regularly train and compete. Any student that is interested in pursuing a sporting activity outside of school should speak with a member of the team.

In winter we play regular fixtures in football, rugby and netball. There are often other competitions in sports such as basketball and badminton. In summer we have teams in cricket, tennis, rounders, orienteering, lacrosse and athletics. In addition, we work in collaboration with external specialist coaches to provide access for our students to activities outside those taught on the curriculum. A large number of students represent the school in inter-school fixtures and a number have been successful at District and County level.