In years 10 and 11 students have 2 one hour lessons of PE across the two week timetable and will choose an activity for a half-term. Groups are free to choose activity options based on their own preferences and we aim to give students as many of the decisions about activities chosen as possible; so long as enough students want to do an activity, we will do it!

By year 10 and 11 students who have chosen a qualification in Sport as part of their KS4 studies will be well into their BTEC studies with 5 lessons across the two week timetable in addition to their 2 lessons of “core” PE. Students explore a range of units that include studying fitness testing and training, anatomical and physiological concepts as well as practical leadership. All students will complete an exam, as well as coursework as part of their qualification.


Supporting your Child

Know your child’s timetable and which days of the two week rotation that they need to bring their full PE kit.  Promote physical activity on regular occasions and emphasise that Physical Education is a compulsory part of your son or daughter’s learning in school.  Also be aware that extra curricula clubs are offered to ALL students on most days at lunchtime and after school.

Head of Department: Mr B Street

Head of Department: Mr B Street

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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