Our sport department is committed to:
- providing pupils with the skills and knowledge, to understand and perform all the activities undertaken in the department to the best of their abilities.
- helping pupils appreciate the benefits of regular, enjoyable exercise for personal wellbeing.
- exposing pupils to a wide variety of individual and team activities.
- offering pupils the opportunity to undertake the study of physical education as an examinable subject
- providing pupils with the basic movement patterns that will equip them for lifelong participation.
- developing understanding, cooperation, tolerance and an ability to work with others through participation in activities.
Extra-curricular clubs and activities
- We have an extensive extra-curricular programme with an activity happening every day after school. We provide a broad number of activities that are delivered to those pupils who want to participate for fun and those who want to extend into more competitive sport. We have many school teams which compete at local and national level. We have trips to sporting events to allow pupils to see sport in a different arena to that which they are used to.
We have heavily invested in our school’s sports facilities over the past year and now proudly boast a 500m2 flood-lit multi-use sports pitch on site. This has allowed our pupils to take part in a wide range of sporting activities, during lessons and after-school.
We take full advantage of Walsall’s picturesque arboretum which has a number of tennis courts, table tennis tables and football pitches. It is also the home to the school’s annual cross country competition.
The University of Wolverhampton’s world class sporting facilities are a two minute bus ride away and we take full advantage of this. It has a multi-million pound Sports Centre and is recognised as one of few Judo Centres of Excellence in the UK by the British Judo Association, and has hosted the British Judo Championships and is a venue for Olympic hopefuls. It also has a 12-court sports hall, sprint track, plus a 20m x 10m swimming pool, tennis courts, and extensive sports fields.
Gold School Games Mark – 2021/2022
We are delighted to announce we have achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport for the 2021/22 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active.