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Physical Education


At Brompton Hall school we deliver PE to develop the physical, social and emotional well-being of our students.  Our bespoke child-centred PE program encompasses the school Hearts and Minds ethos based around 5 key aspects of personal resilience and growth, supporting positive mental health and wellbeing through the promotion of health, equality, achievement, respect and tolerance.

We aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows (all) students to achieve beyond their expectations.  To offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop a first class teaching and learning environment where both staff and students enjoy working hard together to achieve success.  We want all students to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education.


Key Stage 2

At Key stage 2 the focus is on the pupils enjoying and engaging in physical activity by providing them with the opportunities to obtain the skills and knowledge to be physically active. They are taught a broader range of sports/activities aimed at improving their social, emotional and healthy well-being. In year 6 the pupils take part in a 6 week unit of work in Swimming

Key Stage 3

In year 7, 8 and 9 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional well-being through an engaging range of sport and physical activities. Development of students physical literacy is key, with students assessed on the attitudes, skills and knowledge or becoming happy, healthy and successful people through PE

Key Stage 4

In years 9,10 and 11 students will continue to develop their confidence, motivation, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. This is done by ensuring lessons are both engaging and purposeful. In years 10 and 11 students also follow a BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport which includes theory and practical coursework elements including an online assessment.

Qualification Pathway 2019/20

The current Year 10 and Year 11 are following a BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport course PE which includes practical coursework elements, with the learners sitting an online exam when ready.

September 2019 onwards:

  • Exam board: Edexcel – BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport (BPKK3)

North Yorkshire Inclusive School Sports Partnership

Brompton Hall School is heavily involved in attending events run through the North Yorkshire inclusive sports partnership, which gives all the pupils the opportunity to represent the school. The events allows the boys to socialise and play against pupils from other schools in a competitive environment which our boys thrive within, where there is a huge focus on fair play, sportsmanship and equality. 

Covid-19 Update

Now that we have returned to school following the Covid-19 lockdown, we have adjusted our curriculum to catch up with the missed learning time in school.  

The current Year 11 BTEC PE students have been awarded grades for two out of the four units of work (Practical Performance in Sport and Applying the Principles of Personal Training) that were planned to have been completed by the end of the Year 10. These grades have been awarded based on teacher assessments and completed coursework to date. 

The scheme of work for this year has subsequently been adjusted to allow time to complete the remaining units of work, with additional catch-up sessions being offered after school to our students as and when required.


School Games Gold Mark Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2020!

A selection of photos from 2019 of our students taking part in physical education