Physical Education

About Us

Physical Education helps students understand the importance of having a healthy active lifestyle. They have the opportunity to exercise on a regular basis during curriculum time and are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities. Not only will they improve their fitness and performance but it will allow them to develop their social skills when working in a team.
Students are always at the forefront of everything we do and all staff show passion, commitment and care in providing them with the best opportunities possible. The aim is for them to enjoy taking part in a variety of activities and get into good habits from a young age. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and develop the organisational skills needed to further their career when the leave the academy.

Key Stage 3

Students should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2 and become expert in their techniques across a broad range of activities. They will learn the fundamental skills and apply them in small sided games to understand the basic rules and regulations.
Students should also understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. This will develop their confidence and interest to support their involvement in exercise, sports and activities out of school.

At KS3, all students take part in the following sports and activities:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Trampoline
  • Table Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Year 10 County Volleyball Finals

    Mr Best took the Year 10 boys and girls to the County Finals, representing Bassetlaw against all the other areas within Nottinghamshire.


  • Year 7 / 8 District Tennis qualifier.

    Due to poor weather the outdoor tennis competition had to become the indoor tennis district qualifier and so Mr Wolverson and Miss Lee took a team of 4 boys and 4 girls to take on the other schools.


  • Year 8 Rugby District Tournament

    The year 8s were competing in their first competition of the year in rugby. The boys got off to a great start beating Retford Oaks by a comfortable score 4 tries to nil.


  • Year 7/8 Netball District Tournament

    Portland took a year 8 and a year 7 team as we had enough girls going to practice to take two teams. All the other participating schools had a combined year 7/8 team.


  • Outwood School Games 2015

    This was open for Years 9-11 Boys and Girls and an additional team of Paralympians.


  • Year 7 District Futsal Tournament

    This was a qualifier to represent Bassetlaw in the county finals. For most of the boys it was the first time they had even heard of futsal, never mind play it!


  • KS4 Badminton District Finals

    4 boys and 4 girls competed for Portland in the district badminton. We did well despite the fact that none of them actually play outside of school.


  • Year 9 Girls County Cup Football

    Mr Best and Miss Willey travelled all the way to East Leake with the Year 9 Girls to play the first round of the Girls County Cup.


  • Year 10 Boys County Cup Football

    After an initial spell of 5 minutes where the game seemed tight and looked like both teams would be competitive it soon became evident that our players were not used to playing together and more importantly the opposition were.


  • Year 9 County Cup Football – 1st Round

    Mr Wolverson and Mr Best hosted the 1st Round of the County Cup here at Portland on Monday 28th September.


  • Year 7 District Rugby Tournament

    The year 7’s had only had a few weeks of rugby in lessons but had seemed to have got a taste for the sport and so the participation levels went up for rugby in enrichment.


  • Year 8 & 10 District Football match against Elizabethan

    The Year 8 Football team, led by Mr Drabble and Mr Ellis had a fantastic start to the season and edged out their opponent’s 5-2 in what was a tight game for most of the match.


Year 7 Homework Menu

Key Stage 4

Students will tackle more complex and demanding physical activities that will test their decision making processes. They should apply the key tactics through conditioned games with a focus on evaluating performance. They will be given the opportunity to develop their leadership qualities and understand the importance of continuation in the community and activities in later life.

In addition to the above activities, KS4 students also have the opportunity to study GCSE PE. The topics covered include – bones, muscles, benefits of exercise, diet, drugs in sport, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, skeletal System and reasons for taking part in sport.

PE enrichments

“Staff go the extra mile to support and develop our talents giving the chance to compete for the school and showcase our skills”


“Staff show an interest in all aspects of sport”