Physical Education (KS3, GCSE and A Level)

All pupils are encouraged to maintain their fitness and personal well-being through participation in physical activity in addition to the compulsory PE curriculum.  The girls have the opportunity develop new skills, increase their knowledge of different activities and enjoy participating in team games, which is often a release from their academic schedule.  Competitive matches are arranged with other local schools and girls with particular talent are supported for their specialist coaching needs.

Bruton School for Girls has a very active sports programme offering a wide range of activities with an emphasis on providing every girl with the opportunity to participate either competitively or for her own enjoyment.

A varied and extensive Sixth Form programme has recently been introduced with an emphasis on fun and enjoyment.  It is our aim to encourage lifelong participation for the girls.  Current activities include: ultimate Frisbee, Tchoukball, jump rope, basketball, individual fitness programmes and yoga.

A typical term has approximately 100 competitive fixtures for all age groups, playing against other leading independent schools throughout the South West.  These are primarily the traditional sports of hockey, netball, rounders, swimming, athletics and tennis.

We encourage all girls to participate in the inter-Hall competitions (house matches) and involve themselves in the wide variety of extra-curricular clubs available that includes other sports such as dance, judo and professional tennis coaching.

The sporting facilities at Bruton are strengthened by the floodlit Astro Turf pitch and a well-equipped fitness suite.  These are in addition to the playing fields, used for both games and athletics, extensive tennis and netball courts, dance studio and rowing suite and outdoor heated swimming pool, which is very much enjoyed during the summer.

Bruton School for Girls has produced excellent national and international representatives in a number of sports including tennis, cross-country, athletics, netball, hockey, rowing and equestrianism.

Girls have the opportunity to experience international sport and culture on a variety of sporting tours that have included South Africa, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia.  For skiers, a bi-annual trip to the Alps provides ski tuition for all level of ability.

Physical Education is held in high regard by many universities and provides a sound foundation for those wishing to study degrees in Sport Science, Leisure Management, Recreational Management, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Psychology, Outdoor Education and Teacher Training.

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What the Girls Say
“By only having to choose two practical elements meant that I could focus more on the improvement of my performance.  Now that there is just an oral presentation rather than coursework it has helped me to study to a much better standard and I also have a firmer understanding of all the topics”
“A Level PE was an incredible course incorporating both theoretical learning and practical application.  It was an opportunity to study all aspects of Sport and Physical Education and at times was extremely demanding but thoroughly enjoyable!”