Physical Education & Games

The PE Department

The LHS PE Department consists of 2 staff members, Head of PE; Miss Witherspoon and Mr Crabtree. Both members share the responsibilties across the whole school teaching Primary Games through to 6th Form Games. 

Lime House School boasts a very large Sports Hall available for a wide range of sports and activities. On the playing fields there is 1 Rugby pitch, 1 Football pitch, 1 Junior Football pitch, Articificial Cricket pitch, Athletics Sand Pit and Athletics Track. 


Key Stage 3: Years 7 to 9

P.E lessons in the following groups are taught in mixed gender classes.

All students in Year 7-9 have one double 60 minute lesson per week. Students follow a curriculum outline for the year, which covers activities from the English National Curriculum, including; games (invasion, net and striking), athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.


Key Stage 4: Years 10 & 11

P.E lessons in the following groups are taught in mixed gender classes.

All students have one double 60 minute lesson per week. Students follow a curriculum outline for the year, which covers activities from the English National Curriculum, including; games (invasion, net and striking), athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.

When 2 staff are timetabled to teach the lesson, classes are split into a top and bottom set. 


Key stage 5:  Year 12 & 13

In Year 12 & 13 students are given the opportunity to participate in activities in school and off site. The activities offered are dependent on the number and expertise of the allocated staff, transport available, the availability of courses, location and educational value of the appropriate activities and the interest of the students.

These option years will give the students experience of different activities, encourage an active and healthy lifestyle and give them the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications. It is an excellent opportunity for students to find a sporting activity that is specific to their skill level and interest, in order for the student to continue participation when they leave Lime House School.

Sporting activities that have been offered throughout the year include; Swimming, Gym, Tennis, on site sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, dance, fitness, rugby, athletics, rounders etc

Parental permission is ascertained before students are allowed off site and the students’ punctuality, participation and effort are closely monitored to ensure all students benefit from the experience and represent the school appropriately.. Activities may differ from one term to the next.


GCSE P.E: Years 10 and 11

This is now a well established, popular and successful GCSE option in Year 10 following the AQA course.

Students cover a range of sports of which the strongest 4 activities are chosen for the final grade (combined with a theory exam paper score.) Activities vary from cohort to cohort depending on the strength of the student, as well as the specialism of the staff or coaches brought in from outside of school. Students can also be assessed in areas which they participate in outside of school, e.g. horse riding, martial arts, canoeing etc.


Community Links

The P.E. department are making every effort to forge strong links with clubs in the community. The Year 12&13 P.E options and other opportunities within school sport have allowed us to link up with local sporting facilities, such as: 

  •  The Sands Centre
  •  Richard Rose School
  •  Carlisle Hockey Club
  •  Dalston Football club
  •  Carlisle Cricket Club
  •  Carlisle Tennis Centre
  •  Carlisle Ski Slope
  •  Black Dyke Horse Riding

Sports Kit List

Year 7-11 PE Kit.

Boys

  • Trainers (non marking)
  • White socks
  • Blue socks
  • Blue rugby shorts
  • Rugby shirt
  • White shorts
  • White T-shirt
  • Full school tracksuit
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads

 Girls

  • Trainers (non marking)
  • White socks
  • Blue socks
  • Blue shorts
  • Rugby shirt
  • Full school tracksuit
  • Football boots
  • Shin Pads

 Year 12 & 13

Grade 12 and 13 students are expected to wear correct PE kit  (6th form T-shirts and appropriate shorts/trouser) when they are doing PE in school. However, when they are participating in activities off campus they do not have to wear school PE kit but they do have to be appropriately dressed.


PE Timetable 2016/17

Michaelmas Term

September-October Half Term October-December
Netball & Football Badminton & Cross-Country

Lent Term

January-February Half Term February-April
Dance/Gym & Basketball Hockey & Handball

Summer Term

April-May Half Term June-July
Cricket & Rounders Athletics