Physical Education


Sport is an integral part of school life at St Martha’s. From team games to solo activities, every girl joins in.

Our excellent on-site amenities include netball and tennis courts as well as facilities for badminton and volleyball.  There are also opportunities to pursue activities like sailing and jogging outside the faculty.

Key Stage 3

1st and 2nd Form students develop skills in netball, cross-country, gymnastics, rounders, hockey, badminton, volleyball and athletics, which support independence and decision-making.

Key Stage 4

All 3rd Form students attend weekly ‘core’ PE lessons which include weight training, basketball, aerobics and boxercise classes, with the emphasis firmly on participation and fun.

Physical Education is also offered as a GCSE subject with both practical and theoretical content. The practical aspect involves assessment in four sports and girls study theory to broaden their knowledge of health and fitness. Topics include the study of the body, exercise and training, fitness testing, drugs in sport and local and national sport provision.

Students may take on other roles of responsibility such as umpiring, scoring, leading warm ups and coaching drills.

Extra curricular

Activities include football, fencing, tennis, netball and archery, offering plenty of opportunity to be a team captain/representative which helps develop confidence and leadership qualities. All girls take part in cross-country, netball and athletics through our inter-house system which builds a healthy sense of team spirit and competition.

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