Physical Education Department
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Our purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects of physical education. We offer a complete range of activities throughout Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 encouraging a healthy lifestyle and an enjoyment of physical activity. Our extensive Extra-curricular programme complements the work undertaken in the Core Curriculum, providing our pupils with opportunities to develop their skills and experience regular competitive sport.
Our department has:
- PE Specialists (Two full-time and one part-time) responsible for teaching all pupils throughout the Key Stages.
- The PE Staff are supported by a number of qualified coaches, including members of the academic staff, who assist in the delivery of a wide ranging extra-curricular programme.
- The school’s PE facilities are superb. We have an excellent multi-purpose sports hall, a fully equipped gymnasium and a 'state of the art' fitness suite. The Astroturf hockey pitch and 6 Astroturf tennis provide a venue not only for hockey and tennis but also football, tag rugby, cricket and rounders. Two all weather hockey pitches and use of CIYMS’ Astroturf hockey pitch facilitate the running of 6 Junior and 6 Senior hockey teams, with the conversion of the all weather pitches into a 200m athletics track in the summer term. We also have the luxury of a double sandpit with tartan run-up and a cage for throwing events. Use is made of our extensive grounds for cross country and orienteering.