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Physical Education should provide every individual student access to the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes which are imperative in the promotion of long term physical activity. It is our belief that the provision of physical education should contain a broad but balanced range of physical activities. These activities should be appropriate to the individual needs of students and their varying abilities. Our aim is to give all students, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced, progressive programme of activities. We don’t believe in making a few sports our specialisms, but giving our students experiences in a large variety of sports, in the hope that each individual will discover something they wish to continue beyond their school years.  

Our sports hall is a fantastic facility offering a wide range of sports for our students to experience, including: Badminton, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal, Table Tennis and Trampolining.  As well as in lesson times, our students also enjoy using this space in their break times to burn off some extra energy.  

The range of sports we offer in KS3 include;

  • Netball
  • Netball Officiating
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness
  • Gym – Shapes and Flight / Pair and Group balances / Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • OAA
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cricket

At KS4 we also include activities such as;

  • Lacrosse
  • Boxercise
  • Zumba
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Softball


This continues to be a really exciting time in the PE department as the school has a fantastic new Sports Hall, completed in 2017. This has had a hugely positive impact on PE lessons, not only adding more indoor space, but also allowing us to introduce new sports, such as Badminton and Trampolining, to our curriculum. 

Outside we are very lucky to have extensive space on our playing fields. 

In Autumn – Spring we have 2 Hockey Pitches, Training Grids, 1 Football Pitch and 1 Tag Rugby Pitch.

In the Summer term we have our 400m Track, Cricket Strip and Boundary, as well as 6 Rounders Pitches.

We also have 3 Netball courts and 4 Tennis Courts.

Extra Curricular/Progression Opportunities

Students at Rugby High School have numerous opportunities to take part in competitive and recreational sport. These are mostly run by our own PE staff, but we also have regular opportunities to receive coaching from outside sources.

We are fully involved in all local Rugby town fixtures, leagues and tournaments in a full range of sports, in which we are often very successful.

As well as local fixtures we also compete in the Warwickshire County Cup and English Schools Cup for football. 

We enter different age groups for county netball competitions.

We compete in the schools cup competition and local town and county competitions for athletics, with many of our athletes being selected to represent the county, and some having been selected in recent years to compete in the National Schools Finals.

We are also heavily involved in the county cricket arena and annually attend a county tournament held at Edgbaston, getting to the final in the U15 age group in 2016.

Trips and Opportunities

We try to run as many trips as we can and are open to adding events to our calendar as and when they arise. Our regular trips that are ran each year include;

Wimbledon – Yr 8

This is a 2 day trip including; tickets into the Championships for one day, sightseeing on the second day, coach travel and overnight stay.

Outdoor activity week  - Yr 9

This is a week long residential trip, usually to North Wales. The students experience activities such as, Gorge Walking, Sea Level Traversing, Mountaineering, Mine Walks, Rock Climbing, Bush Craft and Kayaking. It is a fantastic week and one students remember forever when looking back at their time at RHS.

Ski Trip – Yr 8 and 9

This is for one week in February. It is launched when students are in year 7 & 8. The venue changes year-on-year and is always a fantastic success.