Physical Education

At Beacon Hill School, the Physical Education department is dedicated to developing the health, fitness and general physical development of all pupils. We promote participation in activities both in and out of school and encourage an active lifestyle.

Our facilities include an indoor school hall & gym as well as multiple outdoor facilities including an all weather astroturf pitch, hard play area, cricket square, tennis/netball courts and football pitches.

Learning physical skills and learning through physical activity encourages many personal and social skills important to life. The department offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, giving pupils a chance to improve, but also for inter-school, district and county representation. The activities we do are aimed to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils; they are intended to be energetic, purposeful and regular.

We offer different activities each term such as:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boccia
  • Boxing
  • Cheerleading
  • Crazy Catch
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Parkour
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Ultimate Frisbee

We believe that students should learn how they can help others develop in sport as well as developing their own skills.

BTEC in Sport is offered as part of the options system for study during Key Stage 4. This gives pupils the opportunity to gain credit for their knowledge, as well as their sporting ability, leading to a recognised qualification, particularly useful to anyone hoping to enter the Leisure, Recreation & Sporting industry.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport Course Specification


  • My time at Beacon Hill provided a massive range of opportunities which have proved valuable not only whilst studying at sixth form and when applying to university, but also in everyday life.
    Former student, 12 A*-C grade GCSEs
  • When I left Beacon Hill I had a career path in mind; I wanted to teach. This was down to 5 brilliant years at the school. I was inspired by my teachers who encouraged and supported me to believe in myself and my abilities.
    Former Student
  • We are impressed with how both of our children have settled in and are progressing though the school. We find staff understanding & helpful.
    Parent Survey
  • Progress is tracked effectively and extra help given quickly to students who need it.
  • The school has developed a really positive culture for learning, as a result of high expectations of both staff and pupils.
    Local Authority
  • The curriculum meets the needs of individual students particularly well [providing] a balance of academic and vocational courses for students to study at GCSE.
  • Students have good attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
  • Evidence from pupil interviews, work scrutinies and HMI visit indicates that the Stage not Age curriculum is impacting positively on the quality of learning in the school.
    Local Authority
  • Students benefit from a very wide range of activities which enrich the curriculum… a wealth of field trips, sporting activities and drama productions
  • Teachers know their students extremely well and work is closely tailored to students’ individual needs.