Introduction to the subject

Physical Education at Bolingbroke Academy is a structured, multi-faceted environment with a diverse range of opportunities offered to our pupils within curriculum, extra curricular and inter-school environments. We are a well trained and committed department, and expect only the highest standards of behaviour, attitude and effort.

Pupils learn in and outside the classroom in a variety of contexts. We value the impact that sport has in both theoretical and practical settings, something that sets us apart from other schools.

The vision of the PE Department:  PE Vision.pdf

KS3 Theory

At Bolingbroke, we commit to building a rounded appreciation of the benefits, challenges and impacts of sport with classroom learning in theory contexts. We hope that this approach will lead to high GCSE performance, as well as building a lifelong appreciation of health and wellbeing. Pupils learn a range of sport related topics, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive and nervous systems. In addition to this, pupils learn about the historical, social and moral issues currently existing in the sporting sphere. Pupils are taught in mixed gender groups in classroom lessons, extending the range of collective ideas and experience to a high level.

As pupils enter into the penultimate year before their options, they will follow the GCSE short course and/or BTEC module specifications within theory PE, allowing them to make an informed decision about their suitability for a GCSE option choice when deciding their chosen routes for Key Stage 4.


Pupils in Key Stage 3 follow the latest national curriculum guidelines on the delivery of School sport and Physical Education. This consists of a rotation of different units of work that alter in terms of the appropriate seasons:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Cross country
  • Futsal
  • Softball
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Athletics: Sprint, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Javelin, Shot Putt, Discus, Jumps
  • Disability & World Sports

Pupils receive 2 hours of practical PE that is supplemented by as many sporting enrichments as they enter into. Enrichment and competitive sport play a vital role at the Academy, and pupils are offered many opportunities to extend their experiences of sport in inter-school leagues within Wandsworth and in county/ London cups.


In addition to clubs in all of the above sports, Bolingbroke Academy is geographically located to foster great community links. Our pupils also make use of the following Sports in community locations

  • Swimming at Latchmere Leisure Centre
  • Cycling at Herne Hill Velodrome
  • Rowing at Barn Elms
  • Athletics sessions with  Herne Hill Harriers and Fulham Football Club

For further information regarding the Physical Education department, contact the Academy directly, or by emailing