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PE and School Sports

PE and School Sport

We pride ourselves as being a very active school with lots of physical activity on offer. This includes; swimming in our very own hydrotherapy pool and at the local leisure centre, horse riding, activities through P.E lessons, sherborne sessions, as well as joining in with festivals and competitions across the county.


Swimming at Alfreton Leisure Centre

Swimming at the leisure centre takes place weekly, with pupils having a taught 30-minute lesson through Derbyshire County Council swimming teachers. Pupils are supported by school staff who help to develop their water confidence, teach the importance of water safety as well as basic swimming skills.

The sessions are extremely successful with lots of weekly progress being made.

Please contact Amy Naylor (Oak Branch Class Teacher) if you would like any more information or specific progress on your child.


Horse Riding

Horse riding is on a rota basis and often takes place for 6 week blocks. During these sessions pupils get the opportunity to ride on different horses, learn about grooming techniques, teach the importance of caring for other animals, naming different parts of the horse as well as developing the confidence to communicate with the horse.


Festivals and competitions

Are mostly organised through AVSSP (Amber Valley School Sports Partnership), these include athletics, multi-sports, futsal, boccia plus many others. This allows many of our pupils to take part in inter-school festivals and competitions.

We also try to arrange MOVE days and other specialists sports with local special schools, to ensure a broad and balanced P.E curriculum is available for all classes.


External providers

We are also lucky enough to work with Lord Taverners through Derbyshire County Cricket Club who provide table cricket sessions in school for a term.   AVSSP are able to deliver a range of sessions, which include rowing, dodgeball and in the past have supported a multi-sports after school club.   On an annual basis we also have a dedicated dance teacher to support us during a multi-cultural day. So that pupils can explore a range of music, dances and cultural experiences.


We are also able to have an instructor come to school who can support with boccia and new age kurling activities, which is accessible to all pupils.  


Outdoor Education

We are lucky enough to have 2 outdoor education centres close by to school, including Lea Green and Thornbridge Outdoors. Here we can offer activities including, low ropes, high ropes, zip line, plus other adventurous activities which cannot be offered whilst in school.