Physical Education

Mrs Victoria Kirby (Director of Sport) BSc (St Mary's), PGCE (Brunel)
Mrs Elizabeth Aitchison BA (Chichester)
Mrs Emily-Jayne Harrison BA (QTS) (Brighton)
Mrs Katja Jackson BEd (Bedford College)
Miss Faye Kelsey BA (QTS) (St Mary's)

Sport is important at Farnborough Hill. Excellent facilities are available for activities and games, offering a real choice for all. The unstoppable enthusiasm of our teachers inspires a true love of sport amongst the students, and we want everyone to feel confident and comfortable with their chosen activities, regardless of ability. We aim for each girl to leave our school with a lifelong desire to stay healthy and active.

All the Physical Education staff are involved in class, club and team activities. Organising, coaching, umpiring, and generally supporting each other in our efforts to offer as wide an educational experience as possible.

Facilities

Purpose-built Sports Hall, indoor heated swimming pool, 7 tennis/netball courts, 2 hockey pitches (grass), athletics/rounders area, 65 acres of ground for cross-country, floodlit astro-turf hockey pitch.

Curriculum

Girls in Year 7 have three hour-long Physical Education lessons per week; Years 8 and 9 have two lessons per week; Years 10 and 11 have one lesson per week; and Year 12 has one lesson per week on a rota basis.  All girls are also encouraged to attend at least one extracurricular club on a regular basis.  The curriculum activities are listed in the table below

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Athletics Athletics Athletics Aerobics Aerobics
Badminton Badminton Badminton Team Athletics Team Athletics
Dance Hockey Fitness Basketball Basketball
Gymnastics Netball Hockey Cricket Fitness
Hockey Rounders Netball Football Football
Netball Swimming Rounders Netball Indoor Games
Rounders Tennis Swimming Rounders Rounders
Swimming Gymnastics Tennis Tennis Tag Rugby
Tennis Cricket Rhythmic Gym Tag Rugby Volleyball
Fitness   Cricket   Trampolining
Cricket       Aerobics
        Yoga

Sixth Formers are encouraged to use the sports facilities during their free lessons.