At The Abbey School we provide a varied and inclusive PE programme for our students to encourage all students to engage positively in some physical activity. We endeavour to provide age appropriate sport and encourage maximum participation.
In Year 7 students have 2 PE lessons per week. We encourage students to work together in teams, to build their confidence and hopefully learn to trust each other. We also encourage independence and life skills of changing for PE which does include doing up buttons and tying shoe laces unaided, wherever possible.
On Friday mornings 6 students go riding during PE. The RDA course last for half a year after which a different group of 6 students will have a chance to participate. We are guided by the physical and learning needs of the students when selecting individuals for this opportunity.
We offer a range of sporting activities appropriate to each season of the year including:
- Bench ball
- Tag rugby
- Hand:eye co-ordination skills
- New age curling
- Pursuit and evade games.
These are matched to the abilities and learning needs of our students. We also encourage students to play sport in one of our many lunchtime clubs.
Year 8 & 9
Each student in Y8 and 9 has the equivalent of at least 1 ½ hours of PE per week.
Additionally, there is a sports club run over 3 lunchtimes a week and a further Options afternoon where physical activities, including swimming, are offered for approximately 1 ½ hours.
Across the year we offer a varied range of both indoor and outdoor sports which include:
- Tag rugby
- Bike riding
During the summer term of Year 9, 8 students have the opportunity to do a RYA Sailing course with Sailability at Frensham Pond Sailing Club.
The Abbey School is also an active member of Surrey Special School Sports Association. Through this partnership we offer competitive sport with similar special schools. Typically, this will involve netball, football, basketball and tag rugby tournaments, as well as games festivals. Every year the school hosts an inclusive KS3 football tournament for 5 local special schools. We also take part in the Surrey Youth Games providing a boccia team to represent Waverley Borough Council.
Year 10 & 11
QUALIFICATION: OCR Entry Level Certificate (Entry levels 1-3)
Students are continually assessed over the 2 years during their PE lessons.
The marks from the best four activities go towards the Entry Level examination. Students must take part in four activities:
- Two games activities
- One individual activity
- One other activity which can be either a game or individual sport
- 20% of the marks are awarded for analysing their performance.
The Abbey also hosts an annual KS4 football tournament for local special schools and is actively involved with the Surrey Special Schools Sports Association (SSSSA) and Active Surrey, providing enrichment for football, tag rugby, basketball and multi-skills.