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The PE Faculty

“Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong”


PE Fixtures Calendar


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Staff Team

Mr A Marsh – Head of Espressive Arts
Ms L Balchin – 2nd in PE and Head of Work Related Learning
Mr A Wakeling – Teacher of PE and Head of KS3
Miss S Straughn – Teacher of PE and Science

At Fearnhill School we aim to provide students with the widest possible experience of physical activity in years 7, 8 and 9 with a greater degree of specialisation in years 10 and 11. We aim to give opportunities for students to experience major games such as Football, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, Tennis and Rounder’s. Students also take part in sports such as Softball, Badminton and Outdoor Education, often within a mixed setting.

In addition to competitive games, our students are taught Gymnastics, Health Related Fitness and Dance. In the summer term, we have a main focus on Athletics and have been very successful in recent Junior and Senior District Championships and County Leagues.


We ensure pupils participate and enjoy PE in order for them to improve and learn key skills and experiences that not only prepare them for sport, but also life in and out of school.



At Fearnhill students have the opportunity to take part in an array of sporting extra-curricular activities. Run during lunchtimes, or after school, activities are put on and all students are invited to attend. We promote an inclusive environment in an attempt to encourage students towards lifelong participation in sport and a healthy balanced lifestyle. A list of the current clubs currently running can be found below.

Fearnhill do also compete in a range of disciplines across each academic year against other schools. Across all year groups students
have the opportunity to compete in traditional sports such as football, netball, rugby, hockey, basketball, rounders, cricket and athletics. Aside from these activities Fearnhill also compete in volleyball, table tennis, badminton, indoor athletics and cross-country.

  • Recent successes in the district include:
  • 2015-16 U16 Girls District Badminton Champions
  • 2015-16 U15 Boys District Football Champions
  • 2014-15 Senior District Athletics Bronze Medallists
  • 2014-15 U16 Boys District Football Runners-Up
  • 2014-15 U15 Boys Basketball District Champions

Fearnhill has a long line of athletics success spanning decades. Currently competing against schools from all over Hertfordshire in
the county athletics league Fearnhill are yet to mark their stamp on the county stage.’

Gifted and Talented

PE groups are set according to ability and all pupils are challenged to reach their potential.  G&T pupils are given the opportunity to further their understanding of performing skills and by leading, coaching and officiating peers or groups of peers.  Pupils who are gifted and talented will be given a detailed knowledge of the human body and how the lead an active healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Throughout the year the school will compete at house competitions in PE which is rounded off with a whole school sports day in the summer term.

Inside the classroom

GCSE PE Residential Activity Trip