PE and School Sport has a very high profile at Westcroft. Pupils access a wide range of sports and physical activities both in and out of school hours.
Our learner pool and four court sized sports hall allow us to deliver a high quality PE curriculum supported by excellent facilities and resources.
It is our intent to deliver a values driven, child centred PE curriculum which has an emphasis towards a fundamental skills based approach, including co-operative learning.
- In Key Stages 1 and 2 all children receive a 60 minute PE lesson, a 60 minute swimming and Water Safety lesson and a 30 minute Cool Kids session every week.
- In Key Stage 3, pupils receive a 60 minute PE lesson and a 60 minute swimming lesson, which includes Swimfit and other aquatic activities.
- In Key Stage 4, pupils participate in two and a half hours of physical activity which includes PE and swimming lessons. Swimming can be accessed onsite and at a public pool. There is also an option for pupils to study an accredited course in Sports and Leisure which develops leadership and employability skills.
- In Key Stage 5, students receive a 60 minute PE lesson and a 60 minute swimming lesson, which includes Swimfit and other aquatic activities.
In addition to curriculum activities, there are a wide range of lunchtime activities (SPACE time) available for all pupils across all key stages.
After school club provision operates every day offering activities like swimming, indoor and outdoor games, boot camp fitness, dance and trampolining.
On Friday afternoons, pupils in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 are offered an Enrichment Programme, which include activities such as Wild tribes, street dance and other activities outside of the curriculum.
Residential visits take place throughout the year for different phases and focus on personal and social development through Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.