Department Aims

Our mission is to improve and increase the delivery of high quality Physical Education for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensures that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

As a department we aim to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed. Within these activities we aim to help pupils develop relevant skills, knowledge and understanding for future participation and vocations in sport and recreation. We have recently made a conscious effort to remove gender specificity within PE. Girls will be expected to play sports such as Football and Rugby, and boys will be expected to take part in Dance and Gymnastics. We believe that this enhances pupils PE experience and moves away from specific genders playing only certain sports.

Through PE & Sport our pupils learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.


  • Mr J Swingler – Head of PE
  • Mrs R Harris – Teacher of PE & Pastoral Achievement Leader
  • Mr S Pinfield – Teacher of PE & Pastoral Achievement Leader
  • Mr A Thompson – Teacher of PE & Pastoral Achievement Leader
  • Miss S Lowe- Head of Dance & Teacher of PE
  • Mrs J Paddock – Teacher of Dance & Assistant Head Teacher
  • Mrs S Thompson – Teacher of PE & Assistant Head Teacher
  • Mr S Gibson – Teacher of PE & Assistant Head Teacher
  • Miss R Peasley – Teacher of PE

New PE KIT Policy as of September 2019

Compulsory PE KIT

  • Green and white reversible multisport top
  • Green polo shirt with logo
  • These are available in two different styles; A boys fit (Mercury) and a girls fit (Venus)
  • Black shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms with logo
  • Black Perryfields High School socks with logo or plain black football socks.
  • Sports trainers (must not be worn as school shoes)

All items are compulsory unless shown as optional.

Boys and Girls will be directed at the start of the year if they require; boots, shin pads or gum shields for their activities this year.

Notable Changes

  • Fleece no longer available
  • Fleece replaced with compulsory multisport top for both genders.
  • Now only 1 style of shorts.
  • PHS socks no longer compulsory, plain black football socks are fine.

During KS3 pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They are taught to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Over the course of an academic year pupils will take part in 8 different activities which usually last 10-12 lessons per activity. The timetable is carefully designed to ensure that pupils take part in at least 12-15 different activities during their time at Perryfields. The activities on offer are;

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related Fitness (HRF)
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA)
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball

KS3 Curriculum Map

During KS4, if Sport is chosen as an option path, pupils will complete an OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies.

The OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies is an alternative qualification to GCSE PE or BTEC PE. It offers students the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills through practical means. Cambridge Nationals deliver these skills and understanding, effectively engaging and inspiring students of all abilities to achieve. The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/Physical Education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Please see the attachment for further information.

Sport Studies Handout

At Perryfields we provide a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We compete in as many Sandwell competitions as is possible and are reasonably successful when competing. As well as entering local Sandwell competitions, we actively seek to enter larger scale competitions at regional, county and national standards.

Extra-Curricular Timetable

Our extra-curricular timetable includes a wider variety of activities and aims to offer something for everybody. We run activities during lunch-times and after school. All clubs are inclusive to all abilities, although, participants for competitive fixtures will be selected based on attendance to club as well as ability. All clubs ran by Perryfields are free of charge.

Please see our attached Extra-curricular timetable for this academic year.

Club Links

Halesowen Martial Arts Centre & Pride Boxing

17 Time world champion Reuben Charlesworth and his coach/Dad Jason deliver an extra-curricular kickboxing session every Monday after school. The club is free of charge and is available to both boys and girls. Please visit for more information regarding joining their club outside of school.

West Brom Basketball Club

We have had a strong club link with WBBC now for over 3 years. The club is based at George Slater Academy in West Bromwich and is attended by many Perryfields pupils. The club prides itself on player development and opportunities and all our pupils who attend have experienced great success. WBBC run our extra-curricular basketball after school on Thursday, this comes at a cost of £1, although if your child then joins the club outside of school, the charge is alleviated. Please visit for more information.

RFU All-Schools Programme & Bourneville Rugby Club

We were enrolled onto the all-schools programme in 2018 and it has developed Rugby at Perryfields significantly. The programme has provided us with; £1000’s of free equipment, brand new Canterbury rugby kit designed by our pupils, England Rugby coaches delivering Rugby in our PE lessons, festival competitions and other amazing opportunities. In March 2019 we took 11 pupils to Twickenham for the Six Nations Game, England vs Italy. Pupils got the opportunity to; play on the pitch beforehand, go in the changing rooms, be the guard of honour for the England and Italy teams as they entered the pitch and also got to watch the match afterwards, all free of charge!

Bourneville Rugby Club have hosted all of our school festivals and have been fantastic in providing facilities and opportunities. Bourneville Rugby club is situated on Sandon Road in Bearwood and has a fantastic new multi-million pound facility that is suitable for all year round use. They run boys, girls and adults teams. We encourage any young sports men or women who are interested in Rugby to visit Bourneville. For more information please visit;

The letters available below are individualised for each PE group at Perryfields, they outline what specific equipment (shin pads, gum shields and boots) is needed and when throughout the school year.

Please be reminded that pupils are required to bring full PE kit every lesson whether they are participating in the activity practically or not. If you have any questions or issues with the school PE kit or this years activities, please contact Mr Swingler (Head of PE)’