The Sports and Healthy Lifestyles department aims to offer a diverse programme of activities in which every pupil participates. The activities on offer are designed to be enjoyable and challenge pupil’s physical abilities. The Academy benefits from superb facilities for a wide variety of sports, including a multi-use games area, three netball/tennis/basketball courts, a sand long jump, two full size grass football pitches, a small sized 9-a-side grass pitch for Year 7 students, a full side sports hall and fully equipped gym.
Our Key Stage 3 lessons are designed to prepare students for later assessments in GCSE PE where they will be assessed in three different individual and team sports. Students will be taught by expert practitioners in each sport to allow them to develop their skills, techniques and strategies over the course of Key Stage 3. The activities focused on include; football, table tennis, volleyball, trampolining, athletics as well as many other activities which include orienteering and rock climbing.
The Academy has a strong focus on student leadership and each sport has students who act as a sports leader to promote and lead on their selected sport. These leaders include regional and county-level performers in Volleyball and Table Tennis.
In addition to excellent Sports and Healthy Lifestyles lessons, there are many extra curriculum and competitive inter-schools matches. The Academy has an impressive record of success in local tournaments including Tameside School competitions.