Physical Education



Department Staff

Mr J Hughes - Director of Learning Physical Education

Miss E Andrews - Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs L Dixon - Assistant Headteacher Curriculum (PE Line Manager)


Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

Year 7 - Enjoying Movement 

Year 8 - Enhancing Opportunities

Throughout key stage 3 all students receive four hours of Physical Education across a two week timetable.

Students will explore concepts that contribute towards their development in a range of sporting contexts. The three pillar PE model includes a range of skills to ensure students progress in a holistic manner developing the confidence and competence to meet national curriculum aims.

Students will explore concepts such as attacking and defending, tactics and teamwork through a range of topics below;









Health Related Exercise (Fit4Life)

Football & Futsal


Table Tennis

Fundamental Movements (Year 7)


Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

Year 9 - Embedding skills and knowledge

Delve deeper into the three pillars of Deer Park Physical Education 

Core Pathways (Games, Lifestyle, Modern Fitness)

Year 10 - The pursuit of healthy living 

Year 11 - Creating lifelong healthy active futures

All students in Years 9, 10 & 11 receive 2 hours of core PE per fortnight. Pathways are available for students to further their pursuit of healthy active living choices and allow students to delve deeper into the application of the skills and knowledge required to be lifelong healthy citizens. A range of new activities are also provided at KS4 to maintain a broad and balanced approach to Physical Education. Such variety at KS4 includes:







Leisure Cycling




Fitness classes (BodyPump)


Ultimate Frisbee

Health Related Exercise - Couch to 5k

Table Tennis



Curriculum Accessibility 

Provision for SEN students

Small group tasks

Learning mentors 

Individual changing arrangements

Adaptive teaching 


Extra Curricular 

Extra curricular PE is very popular among the students here at Deer Park. Extra curricular opportunities are available throughout the week at break/lunch and after school (3-4pm). We strongly encourage all students to be taking part in a minimum of one PE club per week to extend their learning beyond curriculum time. Sign up occurs during tutor time in September through google classroom and is supported by staff outside of the PE department. As the department expands we will be offering even more variety and continue to enter local, regional and national competitions. Pupils who show commitment to clubs and exceptional standards across school will be eligible for school teams.


Football, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Shooting Hoops (breaktime), Badminton, Volleyball

Events & Trips

Festival of Sport (July)

House Sports Events x3 (Sept 2023)

Hampshire Track Knockout Athletics

Hampshire Schools Cricket Festivals

Southampton Schools Football Leagues

Eastleigh & Winchester Netball Leagues

Overseas - Skiing (Easter 2023)




Twitter/Instagram #DPSport

The department will share updates and news through the school social media platforms. @deerpark_school 


Full size floodlit 4G Astro & 50 seater stand

Full size rugby grass pitch

Grass Football Pitches

400m Athletics track

Long jump / High jump

Floodlit netball & tennis courts (MUGA)

Cricket pitch

Sportshall - Basketball/Volleyball/Badminton

x2 Indoor Cricket Nets

Dance Studio

Equipment List 

Equipment list (Required)

Equipment list (Optional)

Deer Park Polo Shirt/Shorts

Astro trainers, (suitable for outdoor use)

Black socks 

Water bottle

PE Bag

Long sleeve PE top (encouraged)

Zip up fleece 

Additional base layers (black) are encouraged for students' comfort during their outdoor lessons alongside tracksuit bottoms during colder weather. 

Black sun hat (hot weather)

Black long socks (football)

Useful websites

KS3: Develop your skills and review professional sports highlights via YouTube.



Future Pathways/Careers

Further Education

Barton Peveril - A Level PE

Diploma in Sport & Business 

Careers & Progression