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Physical Education


The King Ecgbert School Physical Education Department is committed to providing opportunities for all students to participate in as wide a range of sport as possible.  This occurs through practical sports within school, competitive sport from extracurricular provision and academic opportunities at both KS4 and KS5.

We want students to develop a love for sport and be equipped with the skills necessary to participate, enjoy and excel in sport.

King Ecgbert School PE department has over 50 teams in 17 different sports. The number of students who have represented the school in at least one sport is over 450 (approximately one third of the school population). Extracurricular clubs run four mornings a week alongside lunchtimes and after school. Students are empowered to participate in physical activity and understand how this influences their own well-being and that of others. Demonstrating the benefits of an active life style, they encourage others to participate in sport, exercise, recreation and adventure pursuits.


At Key Stage 3 students have 2 lessons of core PE. The KS3 curriculum is carefully mapped to ensure continuity, progression and balanced coverage of the programmes of study. At Year 7 students are taught in their form groups so are mixed gender .  Year 8-9 students are separated into girls and boys.  The groups are mixed ability and many will have our highest attaining students alongside pupils with specific learning needs.


At Key Stage 4 and 5, academic and vocational opportunities to study PE are offered. At Key Stage 4 all pupils have one lesson of core PE, and can opt for either BTEC Sport Level 2 or GCSE PE both of which are an additional two lessons a week (usually one practical and one theory).  Within core PE lesson focus is placed upon competition and full context sport.


Both A Level PE (AS and A2) and BTEC Level 3 Sub are offered in the sixth form, these courses are very popular. In sixth form we are a member of the South Yorkshire Sixth Form Football League and we play fixtures home and away most Wednesdays. We also play a number of netball and hockey matches over the year.

  • GCSE and A Level – AQA 
  • BTEC Sports - Edexcel 

We have a very good relationships with our feeder schools and we run a number of sports festivals throughout the year. The sixth form sports leaders are expected to help organise these events. 


King Egbert’s PE department prides itself on the amount of enrichment opportunities students have. We run a full extra-curricular programme which all staff within the department are expected to contribute towards. The school has significant successes at a number of levels of sport from participation through our Inter Form to City, County and National Levels. We regularly have teams and individuals competing for County and National honours and number of students representing their country. 

We currently run teams in: 

  • Football - boys and girls 
  • Badminton 
  • Trampolining 
  • Gymnastics 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Cross country 
  • Rugby Union 
  • Netball 
  • Hockey 
  • Athletics 
  • Rounders 
  • Cricket 
  • Basketball 
  • Tennis 

Are you a developing elite athlete?

“King Ecgbert School accredited by ground-breaking dual career scheme”

King Ecgbert School is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative through Sport England.

Noticeable alumni who have been supported in this proud establishment are Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Joe Root.

TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme aims to allow athletes to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport. Any individual competing at regional or national level can apply for this support once they join us.

TASS Dual Career Policy and Contract Agreement  

As a school we are committed to

  • Flexibility with timetabling where possible
  • Monitoring and supporting your attendance
  • Monitoring and supporting your academic progress
  • Mentor you through the challenges of balancing work load and sporting activity
  • Liaise with your teachers so they are clear of the demands put upon you
  • Be flexible with deadlines when needed
  • Be flexible with internal examinations when needed
  • Provide you with notes, power points for lessons missed
  • Celebrate your success to staff and students

Example workshops

Lifestyle and peer pressures

30 minutes

A photo, a comment, a tag lasts forever! We understand the brilliant impact that social media can have with sponsorship and promotional materials, but it has a negative side too. We will teach you about how to protect yourself online and from peer pressures

Arousal, anxiety, sleep and everything in between! 

30 minutes

We’re not just talking about before a competition! The sleepless nights dreaming of winning, the butterfly’s in your stomach! That’s the good stuff! That’s healthy… but have you every studied the inverted U diagram. When anxiety starts to have a detrimental effect. We will give you strategies to control these.