Physical Education

Participating in sporting activities is an important part of life in Ffynone House School. Throughout the school, a wide range of sports are offered, both within the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities. We aim to encourage every pupil to enjoy partaking in sporting activities and to develop a healthy active lifestyle.

Facilities

On site at Ffynone House we have a traditional gymnasium and a fitness room, where pupils can engage in gymnastics and a range of fitness training activities. We are also extremely fortunate to have as our sports base, the award winning Swansea University Sports Village, which is used for games lessons, training and matches. The world class facilities available to us include, a large sports hall, two all-weather pitches, indoor and outdoor athletics tracks and the Wales National Pool.

Curriculum

Students in Year 7 follow a foundation programme in the major team sports, athletics, gymnastics and fitness activities, in which core techniques and tactical understanding are developed. Year 8 and 9 pupils build on this basis to continue advancing their skills in these sports. Year 10 and 11 pupils are offered opportunities to participate in a wider range of activities and are encouraged to improve their fitness levels using staff expertise to develop training programmes to suit their individual needs.

Examinations

The GCSE Physical Education course encourages students to expand their knowledge of sporting performance issues and link theoretical studies with their practical application.

Enrichment

Ffynone House offers a range of extra-curricular sporting activities. Training and clubs for football, hockey, netball, table tennis, athletics and circuit training take place at lunchtime and after school.

Tennis scholarships

See our Tennis Academy page for more details of our dedicated tennis programme for talented players.