Introduction to the department

Physical Education develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality Physical Education Curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. Our broad and balanced PE curriculum enables all students to develop this competence and confidence with balanced, active and healthy lifestyles at the heart of all we do.

Facilities available on site:

  • 1 gymnasium
  • 1 fitness suite
  • 1 sports hall
  • 2 floodlit netball courts
  • 5 floodlit tennis courts
  • 1 porous pitch
  • 1 six-a-side grass football pitch
  • 2 rounders pitches

The above facilities are available for community use from 5.00pm to 9.00 pm, Monday to Wednesday.

Facilities available off Site at Wyken Croft:

  • 2 Rugby Pitches
  • 2 Football Pitches
  • Athletics Track
  • Shot Putt, Javelin and Discus throwing areas
  • Softball Pitch


Years/topics taught/keen interest in {subject related}

Miss L Redpath

Head of Department

Mrs M Osman

Head of Year

Mrs H Ogden

Head of Year

Mr S Evans Bent

Mr R Davis

Mrs S Piggott


Key Stage 3 curriculum offering

Pupils in Key Stage 3 are taught in mostly single gender groups.

All pupils will receive two hours per week of high quality Physical Education in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements. Activities covered include; Gymnastics, Netball, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Dance, Rugby, Football, Trampolining, Health related exercise, Table tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Hockey.

There will also be other opportunities to discover different sports using taster sessions delivered by specialists from the community.


Topic/themes covered


Girls: Netball, Trampolining, Badminton, HRE, Boys: Rugby & Football


Girls: Hockey, Outdoor education, Rounders Boys: Badminton, HRE, Basketball, Table tennis


Girls: Tennis, Gymnastics, Athletics, Dance. Boys: Athletics, Outdoor education, Tennis

Key Stage 4 curriculum offering

Pupils in Key Stage 4 are taught in single gender groups in core physical education. All pupils will receive two hours of quality physical education, in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements. Activities covered include; benchball, netball, football, basketball, badminton, dance, rugby, football, trampolining, health related exercise, table tennis, athletics, cricket, rounders, tennis and hockey.

In Key Stage 4 there is also an opportunity for pupils to study GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Level 2 Sport (1 GCSE equivalent). These students will receive lessons in addition to core P.E which will include both theory and practical sessions to develop and deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of sport.

The Units that are covered over KS4 are:

  • Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance
  • Unit 5 Training for personal fitness
  • Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities

Post 16 curriculum offering

We currently offer the Pearson L3 Btec National in Sports Performance and Excellence. The qualification we offer is the Foundation Diploma which is the equivalent of 1.5 A Levels and carries the same points for University entry. The mandatory units that we will offer will be

1. Anatomy and Physiology – examined by a written examination in the summer of Y12, set and marked by the exam board.

2. Fitness Training and Programming for Heath, Sport and Well-being – examined by a controlled assessment in the summer of Y12, set and marked by the exam board.

3. Professional development in the Sport industry, coursework, set by the exam board, delivered and marked by PE staff

4. Sports Leadership, content set by the exam board, delivered and marked by PE staff.

We will also offer a further 3 units that will be purely coursework, completed and marked in school by PE staff. These will be chosen from

5. Application of fitness testing

6. Sports Psychology

7. Practical Sports Performance

8. Coaching for Performance

9. Research methods in Sport

10. Sports Event Organisation

11. Research Project in Sport

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If you have any further questions about this qualification please contact Miss Redpath, Head of PE.

Extra-curricular offering from dept/faculty – Intervention to support

An extra-curricular programme is offered each term that complements the core curriculum in Years 7 to 13. The aim of the programme is to increase the opportunities for participation, to enhance performance and to aid the drive for excellence in a whole range of activities. The programme runs from 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm, Monday to Thursday. The school also participates in matches and tournaments which are mainly based in the Coventry area, but also enter national tournaments. We have enjoyed lots of success recently in Trampolining (the team came 2nd in the Regional novice competition category), Y9 Girls won the Rounders Level 2 School Games, Y8 came 2nd in a multi-schools Athletics competition, and both our KS3 and KS4 basketball teams won the Coventry Schools Plate Finals.

Pupils are encouraged to attend at least 1 extra-curricular activity at lunch time or afterschool to further compliment their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of an activity.

The department works very closely to forge club links in the wider community. We have been lucky enough to have a Sky Blues coach from Coventry City Football Club deliver high quality coaching to our female students. We also have Engage Rugby delivering sessions to our students, who work closely with Wasps in the community. Our Year 11 students recently attended a rugby festival at the Ricoh Arena.

The department also runs enrichment trips for pupils to experience live sport, understand the life of an athlete and build up their knowledge of excellence in sport. There is also a successful ski trip which is planned every other year.

Every year pupils take part in a traditional Sports Day at Warwick University Track representing their tutor group and their house (STOKEP). They will also have the opportunity to take part in a Sports Extra event, in which pupils’ compete in Football (boys), Netball (girls) and Rounders (mixed). The points accumulated in this will be added to the Sports Day results to decide an overall winner.

Several students from Stoke Park represent the city in various sports including swimming, rugby and football.

Stoke Park alumni include Lucy Herdman, who represents England in Netball and Joe Forman who plays for Coventry Rugby Club and represents Warwickshire, Connor Slater who plays for Coventry Rugby League and Midlands Rugby League.





Netball Courts afterschool

Mrs S Piggott & Mrs M Osman


Sports hall

Miss L Redpath & Mrs S Piggott


Football pitch

Mr R Davis


All weather pitch

Mr A Lewis


Sports hall

Mr Evans Bent

Fitness club

Fitness suite

All PE staff


Rounders pitch

Mrs S Piggott


Tennis courts

Warwickshire Coach & Mr Lewis