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Physical Education

As a PE Department, we encourage students to be physically active and to get involved in school sport. We also expect them to observe fair play, engage in honest competition and good sporting behaviour.

We use a range of teaching and learning styles, which include pupil-led warm ups and practices, video analysis – especially at GCSE and A Level – self-assessment, reciprocal teaching (observing others performing and giving feedback) and a ‘discovery style’ (solving problems in a variety of activities).

We have first-class facilities, both on and off-site which include a large Sports Hall, netball courts, two astro-turf pitches, tennis courts and extensive games fields. Our additional facilities and 27 acres of ground at Golden Hill give us the flexibility to deliver a broad and exciting curriculum. In addition, we recently bought the former Aviva sports ground near Cribbs Causeway and we have plans in place to significantly redevelop the whole site. Students should be starting to use it in late 2020. 

All students in Years 7 to 11 have core PE lessons and students in Years 10 and 11 can opt to take GCSE PE or Dance, following the AQA exam board.

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Physical Education.

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Dance.

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We run a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities which include lunchtime and after school clubs in activities such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, swimming, rounders, athletics, tennis, ballet, fencing and judo. There is also an extensive fixtures list after school and on Saturdays which gives most students a chance to represent their school, with many going on to compete at a county, regional and national level. We employ specialist coaches to support the school’s main sports netball, hockey, tennis and swimming. 

Sports tours often take us abroad, with a recent example being week long netball and hockey tournaments in Barcelona!

Our Sixth Form students have access to the David Lloyd fitness club, where they can take part in spinning, yoga and Zumba classes, or simply use the facilities available. 

Redmaids' High 
Junior School

0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Bristol BS9 4DP

Company number: 5165135
Registered charity number: 1105017 

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Bristol BS9 3AW                        

TES Schools’ Award – Shortlisted – International
TES Schools Award – Shortlisted – Sports