Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

01229 824210

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

In the Physical Education department we offer a varied curriculum allowing students to experience a range of sports and activities. These include the traditional sports such as cricket, football, netball and rugby but we also offer students the chance to express and develop and try a range of different sports such as badminton, basketball, lacrosse, tennis and volleyball.

Vision and values

“To maximise our learning opportunities by giving high quality teaching and learning within lessons which extends ‘learning’ beyond 3.45pm”

The PE department is made up of 3 dedicated staff:


Role in PE

Other Responsibilities

Mr M Swainson

Teacher of PE  

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs K Greenall

Teacher of PE  

Head of Key Stage Four

Mrs A Thornton

Teacher of PE  



Department Information
The Chetwynde P.E. department is equipped with a well-qualified team of professionals who have the best interests of every student at the forefront of their teaching, combined with a large sports hall, tennis courts and outdoor playing fields, the department has all the necessary equipment to deliver an outstanding provision.

Extra-curricular sports teams have been very successful and follow a strong tradition of sporting excellence. The department also benefits from being part of the Furness Schools Partnership, which allows us to develop innovative approaches to teaching and increases links with local schools and clubs. 

Department Expectations

  1. We expect every child to come prepared for their lesson with a full PE kit.
  2. We expect all pupils to behave in a sensible and safe manner especially when using PE equipment.
  3. We expect all pupils to show respect to others and treat them in the same way as they would expect to be treated themselves.
  4. We expect all students to complete class work to the best of their ability

Key Stage 3
Throughout KS3 the P.E department ensures that all students follow as wide a range of activities as possible. This allows our younger pupils to experiment with sport and hopefully take one (or more!) on. The department strongly believe that young people should be given the knowledge to help them lead healthy lifestyles, that’s why they follow a comprehensive health related fitness programme that covers, warm-ups, different types of fitness and cool downs.

Lunch time clubs are available for all students and interschool matches are played after school. All students participate in the Inter-house sports way as they would expect to be treated themselves. 

Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum covering the following activities:

  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Health related exercise

Key Stage 4 Students also follow a similar broad and balanced curriculum similar to that of KS3 with two 80 minute lessons per week.  Additionally to this students are offered the opportunity to develop their passion and knowledge of sport through the EDEXCEL syllabus of GCSE PE, which includes both practical and theoretical components (70% Theoretical, 30% Practical).

GCSE Physical Education consists of four components.

Component 1– A written examination on Fitness and Body Systems equates to 36% of your overall mark

Component 2– A written examination on Health and Performance equates to 24% of your overall mark

Component 3– Practical performance based on one individual sport, one team sport and one other equates to 30% of your overall mark.

Component 4– A Personal Exercise Programme will be produced, which will equate to 10% of your overall mark.


The minimum requirements to take GCSE Physical Education are:

You have a passion for sport and physical activity

You play at least one competitive sport outside of school

You read about sport and current issues regarding this through the use of the media 


Contact details

If you have any questions about the sporting provision at the school please do not hesitate in emailing myself via or by the departments twitter account @chetwyndesport.