Welcome to the Physical Education Department here at Havant Academy. Physical Education is a highly popular and consistently successful subject with 100% of last year’s Year 11 cohort achieving A*- C equivalent in the BTEC First Award in Sport. 

As well as excellent results, we aim to provide our students with all the necessary tools to develop a lifelong love of sport and exercise so that when they leave Havant Academy, they are passionate about remaining fit and healthy.

The Department consists of the following Staff:

Mr L Sadler (Subject Leader)

Ms R Everett (Teacher of PE)

Mr A Hatherley (Assistant Head Teacher & Teacher of PE)

KS3 Physical Education

In key stage 3 lessons, students are offered a range of team, net and aesthetic sports that will develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. Here at Havant Academy we have recently changed to mixed gender groups in lessons to ensure that male and female students are receiving the same experience in all of their lessons. Below you can find the sports being studied throughout the year.

Team Sports – Football, Basketball, Rounders and Netball.

Aesthetics – Fitness, Dance, Gymnastics and Trampolining.

Net Sports – Tennis and Badminton.

Summer Sports – Athletics.

In the summer term, students are also offered the opportunity to run sports events for the local primary schools to develop their leadership, communication, organisational and communication skills. Havant Academy PE takes pride in providing excellent sports leaders to organise and run a range of primary school sports events in the Havant and Waterlooville District.

KS4 Physical Education

In years 10 & 11, students receive two lessons of core physical education per week. At KS4, lessons are much more focused on the importance of being active and maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. In order to ensure students are as active as possible they are able to choose as a group, which sports they would like to play each half term. Whilst many of the skills required for these sports are similar to what they learnt in KS3, we provide the opportunity to play more nontraditional sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Zumba, Yoga and much more.

In KS4, our sole aim is to ensure students find a sport that they would like to pursue further once they move on from Havant Academy, whether competitively or recreational. We also offer opportunities to take on leadership roles such as coaching and umpiring/refereeing to encourage those who wish to stay involved in sport but in a non-playing capacity.

If selected as an option, students have the opportunity to study a Level 1/2 VCERT in Health and Fitness. This GCSE equivalent course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as the benefits of regular training and exercise on the physical, social and mental well-being of everyone. The course consists of one written exam and one controlled assessment over a two year period. This is an excellent course to study for students seeking to further their sports studies into further and higher education. 

Extra-curricular Enrichment Opportunities

We offer many fantastic opportunities for our students to develop their skills further in our extra-curricular sports clubs. These offer students the chance to compete against other schools in a range of sports as well as allowing them to come along just for fun and recreational purposes. Over the past two years these clubs have grown in popularity across all year groups and genders.

We are currently competitively represented in year 7-10 boys’ football, year 7-10 boys’ basketball, year 7-10 girls’ netball, year 7-9 girls’ football and year 7-9 girls’ rounders. We encourage all students to attend a club and happily invite students to give suggestions of sports they would like to participate in throughout the year.

If you have any concerns of questions related to Physical Education, please do not hesitate to contact the Curriculum Leader at