FHS benefits from having a very experienced and committed team of PE specialists, currently consisting of six full time members of staff. We have consistently high expectations of students and achieve remarkable take up of extracurricular activities. The main sports we currently teach are Football, Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics and Dance. We also introduce throughout the five years Gymnastics, Tennis, Badminton, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Ultimate Frisbee, Core Skills and access to Horfield Leisure Centre.

We have extensive sports facilities consisting of:

  • Grass playing fields consisting of two Rugby pitches and three Football pitches (off site)
  • A full size Sports Hall with court markings for Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Badminton
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Two outdoor and one indoor Netball courts
  • All weather area which includes: Three 5-a-side pitches, one full side hockey/football pitch, eight lane 100 meter running track, six lane 200 meter running track, three Outdoor Cricket nets.
  • Dance Studio

We run an extensive programme of after school sports fixtures, and are one of only a few schools that are fully represented in all Bristol School’s Leagues.  Our students have achieved success winning Bristol Leagues and Avon Championships, leading to representation at National Level. We have links with a number of outside agencies such as Bristol Rovers, Bristol Storm, Bristol Rugby and Gloucestershire Cricket.

All work within the PE Department is designed to support, contribute towards and complement the aims of the School by providing equality access for all students to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

PE aims to realise an individual’s potential by providing regular participation in activities which provide personal improvement and accomplishment in movement. Our PE programme makes a vital contribution to a child’s education through physical, cognitive and effective learning. The development of self-esteem, a sense of fair play and the ability to cope with both success and failure are seen as integral components of the PE curriculum. Students develop awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of themselves and others, and apply this knowledge to team games and individual events. Inter-personal skills can be developed, as can the ability to plan, develop and problem solve. We hope that through PE young people will continue to enjoy and participate in leisure opportunities within the community, and maintain and know the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

At Key stage 4 students have the option of studying either:

  •  OCR Cambridge National Level 2 Sport Science
  •  GCSE Dance, AQA Examination Board