Physical Education

What is Physical Education?

Your child is entitled to a balanced programme of Physical Education. Physical Education is concerned with the principles behind good health and physical fitness, and with participating in a range of physical activities designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of individual children.

The school curriculum and extra curricular activities

At Hamilton Community College the PE faculty is committed to offering pupils the opportunity to take part in competitive events in sports and activities such as football, rugby, basketball, cricket, badminton, athletics, trampolining, gymnastics and dance. Representing the school in any sport is a fantastic honour for our pupils and a great opportunity to showcase their skills. Hamilton Community College PE ethos focuses on participation, attainment and enjoyment. We have lots of fun activities to take part in at lesson time, lunch time and after school. As well as the above activities, we also offer activities such as archery, climbing and OAA.

All activities are designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular, to give your child the maximum benefit.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 each student has two one hour lessons and in Years 10 and 11 they have one one hour lesson. Students can also study for GCSE PE and BTEC Sport qualifications during their time in Years 10 and 11.

    • Healthy, Active Lifestyle
      • Benefits
      • Influences
      • Exercise & fitness
      • Physical activity
      • Your personal health & wellbeing
    • Healthy, Active Body
      • Physical activity
      • Cardiovascular system
      • Respiratory system
      • Muscular system
      • Skeletal system
    • Performance in Physical Education
      • Practical performance
      • Analysis of performance

  • BTEC Sport and Extended Certificate in Sport
    • Fitness testing & training
    • Practical Sport
    • Planning & leading sports activities
    • Effects of exercise on the body systems

If you are looking to further your education in PE or want a career in a sporting environment, these courses are for you!


The Merlyn Vaz Sports Centre opened in October 2003 was opened by Lord Falconer and Keith Vaz MP. The centre has added a great deal to the PE Faculty allowing more activities to occur through more space and better facilities.

The centre is also available for the community to use, with facilities including a 5 a side football, tennis, badminton, short tennis, volleyball, cricket, netball and basketball.

Please contact Jenny Walkden at the school for details on hiring the centre 0116 2413371 (ext. 245) or

The Faculty also has:

    • Four Badminton court fully equipped Sports Hall
    • 2 fully equipped gymnasiums
    • 1 teaching classrooms

    • 3 full-sized Football pitches
    • 1 full-sized Rugby pitch
    • 2 five a-side football pitches
    • 24 Training grids
    • 400m Athletics track
    • Shot put, Discus & Javelin throwing areas
    • 5 Rounders pitches
    • 2 Softball diamonds
    • 2 Golf nets
    • 2 Cricket nets

    • 4 Tennis courts
    • 3 Netball courts

Faculty Staff

Mr J Partridge

Head of PE & Sport
Miss J Williams

Assistant Head of PE & Sport
Mr M Rogers

Assistant Principal
Miss F Webb

Teacher of PE
Miss C Murby

Teacher of PE