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Physical Education

The PE department in Blessed Hugh Faringdon School is very successful and this has been recognised throughout Reading as we have won Reading Sports School of the year for 2014 and 2015 due to the dedication of the students and staff within the department. The PE department aims to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to participate in a range of physical activities as the basis for developing these skills beyond school.

We deliver a high-quality PE curriculum that enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in a wide range of physical activity. Pupils develop knowledge and confidence in a number of different physical activities in addition to learning about the value of pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle. Students are allocated to a house on arrival at the school and take part in House Games each year as well as a whole school sports day at the end of the year.

Students are taught in sets in PE and all complete a term of fitness and skill testing on arrival in Year 7 to support setting based on their sporting ability. This setting is always evaluated at the end of each term when students are assessed, to give them the opportunities to move sets and match their abilities where possible. Students benefit from 3 timetabled PE lessons per fortnight. They participate in a range of activities and develop a wide range of skills.

All students benefit from a single lesson of Core PE each week. Students continue to take part in a range of activities and have increased choice in the activities they pursue. We currently study the OCR GCSE PE specification as a GCSE option. The course has now changed making it 60 % theory and 30 % practical and 10 % coursework. The assessment on this course involves 2 papers at the end of a 2 year course, Paper 1 is on physical factors affecting performance. Paper 2 is on socio-cultural issues and sports psychology. We now also offer BTEC sport which consists of two units of coursework and one exam unit.

Blessed Hugh Faringdon


Delighted to welcome our Slovak partner school, St John Bosco. Enjoying their visit to the Mayor’s parlour and civic offices.

28 Jun