Physical Education and School Sport at Kingsthorpe College aims to develop pupil’s confidence and competence to take part in a range of physical activities that will become a central part of their lives both in and out of school.

We believe that high quality PE and School Sport will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Our curriculum will provide pupils with the opportunities to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness.

PE curriculum aims

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop confidence and competence to participate and excel in a range of physical activities;
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time in all lessons;
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities through a strong inter-house and extra-curricular sport programme;
  • Lead an active and healthy lifestyle through understanding in importance of health related exercise.

Key Stage 3

Pupils will be provided with the opportunity and experiences to develop and refine their skills learned in Key Stage 2. They will become more confident and competent in their techniques and apply them across a range of physical activities. They will also understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others work.

They will be taught to:

  • UUse a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (i.e., Football; Rugby; Netball; Cricket; Rounders; Dodgeball; Basketball; Badminton; Tennis)
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (i.e. Athletic Activities; Gymnastics;)
  • Develop skills that can be used in all aspects of life (i.e. Teamwork, Leadership, Communication)
  • Analyse their own performances, compare to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best (i.e. Health Related Exercise).


PE in Key Stage 4 is more option based, where pupils can choose to participate in competitive or recreational activities. Our aim is to provide pupils with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities to inspire them to continue to be involved in some sporting activity outside of school.

Extra-Curricular Sport

All pupils will be actively encouraged to take part in recreational activities and competitive sports after-school through extra-curricular clubs and/or through community links. We offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs and participate in a number of competitions across a range of sports. The extra-curricular programme is continually being developed and refined to ensure that all pupils are provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. Activities that we usually offer are: Football, Rugby, Netball and Gymnastics. We also offer a range of lunch time sports clubs offering sports such as Basketball, Table Tennis and Badminton. Participation in extra-curricular sport is an important feature of school sport at Kingsthorpe College as it provides students with the opportunity to succeed and excel in a competitive environment.

RFU All Schools Programme

From September 2013, Kingsthorpe College has been involved with an initiative to increase participation in both curricular and extra-curricular Rugby. Kingsthorpe College will receive £10,000 in funding to improve rugby provision. The programme also aims to ensure that there are clear school-club links so that pupils can access competitive rugby outside of school. Since joining the programme, Kingsthorpe College has received coaching support within lessons and participated in a range of festivals organised by the RFU. This is an important programme in which students can access high quality competitive sport both in and out of school.

Last updated: 14 Mar 2021

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