Physical Education

The Physical Education department ensures the involvement of students in physical activity, through both structured and non-structured participation, within the school context. The PE department delivers a high-quality curriculum which inspires all students to achieve and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

The curriculum comprises of all the major sports and physical activities in KS3, with development then in KS4 for other minority sports and options such as squash and use of the gym. All students are taught in both girls and boys groups and in mixed ability groupings. We meet the national recommended time allocation for PE and offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved with physical activity in our extra-curricular programme.

In year 7 students get the opportunity to go on a week’s residential to Bewerley Park where they experience a range of Outdoor Adventurous Activities. 

The students at Nidderdale High School cover a number of activities within a practical PE lesson, incorporating the following sports and activities. This may differ due to year group, gender or curriculum time.

Football Netball Hockey Rugby Union Volleyball
Basketball Badminton Dance Gymnastics Orienteering
Atheletics Cricket Rounders Tennis