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Physical Education

PE is taught to all pupils at Our Lady’s.


We have five full time specialist PE members of staff who deliver the PE curriculum to all pupils at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4:

  • Mrs Lin (Principal Teacher of PE & Assistant Learning Manager Y8)
  • Mr Hewitt (Assistant Principal Teacher of Boys PE)
  • Miss Lewis (Teacher of PE)
  • Mr Newsham (Teacher of PE & Assistant Learning Manager Y7)
  • Miss Key (Teacher of PE (Hockey specialist) & Cover Supervisor)


The PE has a purpose built Gym and full size purpose built Sports Hall. Outside we have various Football/Netball/Rugby pitches and an All Weather area.


Key Stage 3Key Stage 4

All pupils receive a wide and varied curriculum at KS3. Each pupils has two hours PE week, one outdoor lesson and one indoor lesson. The curriculum is slightly different for girls and boys, however the following activities are offered over a 6 week block:

  • Trampolining
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders

Pupils at KS4 participate in 1 hour of PE (unless they take GCSE PE). Pupils spend one half term indoors and then go outside for one half term. There is a little more flexibility in activities at KS4 as we try to include activities that pupils may participate in outside of school so when they leave Our Lady’s they still engage in physical activity. Pupils are able to choose from the list above and also choose to do 2 weeks of each in order to cater for all pupils.


Pupils opt in Y9 to take GCSE PE. We currently have 57 pupils in Y11 and 48 pupils in Y10 studying GCSE PE. We follow the Edexcel syllabus and each cohort follows a different specification due to the recent government changes. Pupils have 5 hours of GCSE PE lessons over 2 weeks.

Please click here for current Y10 specification. This will take you direct to the exams board website where you can see the course in great detail.

Please click here for current Y11 specification. This will take you direct to the exams board website where you can see the course in great detail.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We run a very broad and balanced extra-curricular programme. Staff work hard to ensure there are activities before school, lunch and after school. We have teams in all sports and have achieved great success at local/district and national levels.

Extra-curricular timetable June-July 2018

If you require further information about this curriculum area please contact the Principal Teacher Mrs Z Lin – zli@olchs.lancs.sch.uk