At Newbridge High School Academy we aim to realise every pupil’s potential with a dedication to participation and performance. We commit fully to both curricular and extra-curricular activities that provide pupils with opportunities that help to motivate and engage in a lifelong commitment to physical activity. We aim to raise achievement, self esteem and contribute to the wider community.
Physical Education has a unique contribution to make to the overall development of the students in terms of personal, social and physical attributes.
Pupils will experience a Physical Education curriculum which continually stresses the true value of sporting involvement and physical activity:
- In developing positive attitudes, encouraging a sense of responsibility to oneself and others as individuals, whilst generating a sense of fairness, honest involvement and good behaviour.
- In ensuring safe participation, recognising and following relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities.
- In promoting health and positive lifestyles through physical activity, this being of equal importance at all levels of ability.
Extra-curricular activities play an important part in Newbridge High School Academy life and as a department we run extra-curricular clubs in, Football,Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Fitness, Basketball, Badminton and Table-Tennis. We also provide opportunities for pupils to take part in other activities through links with our school games organiser and the coaches they can provide.
We have a fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, MUGA and extensive playing fields that accommodate most sports together with a state of the art 3rd Generation Artificial Grass Pitch.
Pupils are taught in single or mixed sexed classes. Year 7 and 8 curriculum PE concentrates on learning the skills, techniques and rules in a variety of sporting activities. In year 9 pupils have the option to choose which sport they want to develop further as well as completing part of the BTEC Sport course in collaboration with the upper school.