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Curriculum intent

At Carlton le Willows all students take part in a broad and balanced range of PE lessons throughout years 7 to 11 as part of the National Curriculum. Our extracurricular options are varied and exciting and we also offer the opportunity to continue PE in the sixth form.

We are very lucky to have fantastic facilities at Carlton le Willows, the latest being the Table Tennis centre, with fields including rugby, football and American football markings, a sports hall, running track, two gymnasiums and a large netball/tennis court area.


In Years 7 to 9 students will be taught the principle of Physical Education through a range of activities typically within two lessons per week. These include, but are not limited to, football, handball, netball, gymnastics, dance, trampolining, rugby, badminton, basketball, athletics, cricket and rounders. In every year group there is the opportunity to develop skills in physical activities as well as experiencing different roles: performer, coach and official. We will also introduce some theory lessons to educate students in healthy lifestyles within extra single Year 9 lessons.

In Year 9, as part of focus groups, PE offers students the chance to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.


In Key Stage 4, students will be given an option of what activities they participate in. They may also be able to complete additional awards eg sports leadership or DofE Silver within curriculum time.

For students who wish to extend their knowledge further, a Cambridge National Sports Science (equivalent to GCSE) option is available.


At Sixth Form we deliver a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Sport. This two-year option has proved successful for several years worth students working towards additional units to increase UCAS points with university applications in mind. This course allows students to sample the wide range of activities and professions that are available in sport.

Students who wish to take up this subject must have a dedicated work ethic, passion for sport and a willingness to engage in the vast range of practical and theoretical topics that make up the course. More information can be found here.

Extra curricular

As well as curriculum lessons there are many extra curricular PE clubs and sports teams to be part of and enjoy. Our expert staff have a range of specialties and endeavour to bring a broad set of experiences to all within the school.

We also put on educational visits with our teams such as the Spain football trip, Table Tennis Academy, netball and rugby tournaments.

We have many sports teams and we have been extremely successful in football, netball, table tennis, cross country and badminton, but are always striving for our next opportunity.

Please feel free to contact the teachers below to discuss extra curricular sports

Mr Lucas – Football (

Mrs D Jones – Netball and Rounders (

Mr Macdonald – Cross Country and Athletics (

Miss H Jones – Gymnastics and Sports Leadership (

Mr Walker – Rugby and American Football (

Mr Mountain – Duke of Edinburgh Award and Cricket (