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Creating long life engagement in Physical activity by delivering our 3 P’s philosophy of -

Confident to participate

Commitment to progress

Opportunities to perform

At Five Ways our philosophy is participation - progression - performance.  We aim to offer a broad range of sporting disciplines, designed to support those who wish to engage with the highest level of competitive team sports and for those whose interest is more recreational.  Most importantly, sport is for all.  


Our teaching and coaching team believes that physical education is about inspiring students and providing them with the tools to allow them to participate in physical activity when they leave Five Ways and for the rest of their lives.  We offer students the opportunity to be both physically active, and also to stimulate their mind and core values in sport.   At Five Ways, we believe that an engaging and enjoyable sports program promotes and maintains good mental health and wellbeing, but also as a key part of their school experience by creating memories that will be talked about beyond their life at Five Ways.     


We strive to engage young sports women and men into a range of school virtues taught in our PE/Games curriculum and extracurricular activities.  Our whole school ‘graduate virtues’ underpin our teaching and coaching; virtues such as courage, endeavour, effort, belief, focus, determination, resilience and risk taking are all qualities to which we firmly believe that better people create better sports performances and long life participation levels.



We run many successful teams at local, county and regional level and many of our students also gain representative honours or academy status in their chosen sports.  For more information on fixtures please visit our school sports page -



The Physical Education Department consists of 6 specialist full time PE teachers and a sport coordinator, with many having a high performance background history in sport.  Further to this we supplement our sports experiences by employing high level sports specific coaches to further more opportunities and progress.  All Staff and coaches are supported to develop their own personal skills by attending courses to enable the best experiences for our students.  


Roles - 

Head of Sport and Lead teacher on Rugby & Athletics – Mr M Evans

Lead teacher of PE KS3 & 4 and Cricket - Mr Hawkins

Lead teacher on Girls Hockey and Rounders - Mrs Ryan

Lead teachers on Girls Netball - Mrs Hatton.  

Lead teacher on Boys Hockey - Mr Shephard.

Lead teacher on Girl Football- Ms E Bennett-Steele.    

Sports co-ordinator - Mr Ledbrook



We run many successful teams at local, county and regional level and many of our students also gain representative honours or academy status in their chosen sports.  Five Ways boast an extensive fixture list with our current 2021/22 academic year creating 425 fixtures in our performance sports of Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Cricket and Football, Tennis and Athletics.


Sports rewards  

At Five Ways we recognise, celebrate and reward our students' success and endeavours in and out of school through school assemblies, praise rewards, social media and headmistress commendations.  Sports colours are also an integral part of our reward system where we create special reward breakfast assemblies to review the season and present special individual awards. 


We have excellent facilities for Games afternoons with a superb state of the art astroturf Hockey pitch, 4 Netball courts,  3 grass rugby/football pitches and specific training areas for our winter games options.  Two cricket pitches, 5 rounders pitches, 4 tennis courts, and a grass athletics track and a jumping pit, for our summer games options. We also make use of local sports facilities around the local area. 

In-door facilities host a range of sporting activities with a 20 metre pool, dance studio, spin cycling exercise studio, gym workout area and a fully functioning sportshall catering for basketball, badminton, 5  a-side football, Volleyball, Trampoline and our very own Climbing wall.     


Sports Tours

Sporting tours, at both Junior and Senior level, are a major factor within school life at Five Ways. With recent successful tours in cricket (Sri Lanka) ), rugby (South Africa, Canada, Italy) hockey (Holland, South Africa) and netball (Barbados).  


House Sport

The inter-house sports competition has a central role within the school. It incorporates Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Athletics which are fully-inclusive across all students in all age groups and provides a very important level of competitive and representative experience.

All competitions take place in curriculum time. The structure applies across all age groups and pupils are split into four houses: Roach, MCarthy, Dobinson and Barker. 

We conclude a house sporting day in the summer term with a traditional sports day involving a number of athletics events to a range of sports not participated in before.  


The PE department provide a full, extensive range of extra-curricular activities available to all pupils in school. Emphasis is put on participation in activities; clubs are available to all pupils as well as those who would like to compete to represent the school in our fixture list.  

Activities offered include our performance sports in Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Rounders, Cricket and Athletics.  Further opportunities consist of; Football, Badminton, yoga, tennis, fitness, cross-country, dance, swimming and climbing. 

Extra-curricular Time Table

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