Physical Education at Longsands and St Neots 6th Form Centre
All Key Stage 3 and 4 students participate in two lessons of PE each week. Our extensive facilities include an Astroturf pitch, 4 rugby pitches, 4 football pitches, 7 netball courts, a 400-metre athletics track with field events areas, two cricket squares (one artificial), a sports hall, fitness suite, two gymnasia, two hall spaces and a dance studio.
We aim to provide a Physical Education that:
- promotes a healthy lifestyle;
- sets appropriate challenges enabling students to reach their potential;
- encourages enjoyment and satisfaction through individual and co-operative success.
The aims above are achieved through a wide range of sports, including Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Rounders, Basketball, Cross-country, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Badminton, Volleyball and Tennis.
In Key Stages 4 and 5, we offer a wide range of examination courses, including BTEC Sport, GCSE and A Level. Within the 6th form students are provided with a range of opportunities to take part in sport, be it competitive or more recreational. In terms of competitive sport, students are able to take part in regular competitive fixtures within the major activities such as football, rugby and netball. In addition, talented individuals are also supported through the new performer development pathway (Stretch and Challenge Programme). Alongside the provision for competitive sport, 6th form students are also able to take part in a range of recreational sporting activities throughout the academic year. This includes working in partnership with outside organisations to deliver more ‘alternative’ activities, such as kayaking and rock climbing.
Our teaching staff are passionate about their subject and aim to provide the best possible sporting experiences for the students at Longsands. There are a wide range of sports specialisms and coaching qualifications held by members of the department.
We offer an impressive extra-curricular programme, where students have the opportunity to take part in sports clubs both at lunch time and after school in a wide range of sports. A number of residential trips are run by the department, including a yearly Ski Trip to Austria, Football trip to Amsterdam and a 3-yearly Hockey and Rugby Tour to South Africa.
As part of the St Neots Learning Partnership, we hold a number of collaborative events with Ernulf Academy throughout the year and also strive to foster links with local clubs in the community.
Please name every item of your son/daughter’s kit
Each student should be equipped with:
Academy Rugby/Hockey shirt – red Socks, full length - red
Polo shirt – red Trainers, Indoor/Outdoor (non-marking soles)
Shorts – plain navy Boots – Football/Hockey/Rugby – essential for safety
Jogging bottoms (Year 10/11) – plain navy Kit bag
Sweatshirt (girls only) – plain navy Toilet bag
Sport lycra 'skin' - plain black, red, white or blue
Academy PE Fleece
Gloves/Hat – At teachers discretion in extreme weather (must be plain navy or black)
The items below are compulsory as laid down by the various Governing Bodies of Sport:
Shin pads – Football/Hockey/Rugby
Safety studs – Rugby
Gum shields – Hockey/Rugby