We were delighted to round off an academic year of national sporting success with an Outstanding from Ofsted for our Physical Education Department.
The overall effectiveness of PE was judged to be outstanding, with the teaching, curriculum, management and achievement all gaining the top grade. The wide range of activities available was judged to meet students’ needs “exceptionally well”.
The school offers an outstanding programme of extra-curricular activities that enable students to succeed in a wide variety of sports. Highly enthusiastic and committed leadership is well focused on raising achievement, providing high-quality worthwhile experiences for every student. The courses offered provide a wealth of leadership opportunities for the students too.
A high number of teams and individuals compete and succeed at local, county and often national level.
The school are particularly pleased to be the number-one ranked school with National Schools Basketball UK after securing a fine victory, earlier this year, in the final, the culmination of three years hard work for the Year 9 team. Incredibly, this team were also finalists in the England Basketball Championships. Year 8 reached the National Finals too, only losing by a narrow margin against a well organised team from the south of England. They were delighted to end the season on a winning note with victory in the Under 13’s Liverpool Schools’ Basketball Cup.
The Year 8 football team made history in the National Cup reaching the semi-final from a starting group of 826 schools.
The school continues to excel at Cricket and Athletics and participation in sports including Badminton, Table Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming and Rowing has seen regional and some national success.