The Physical Education faculty aims to offer a diverse programme of activities in which every pupil is given the opportunity to participate in physical activity, sport and exercise to support their health and fitness. Physical Education lessons at Mossley Hollins are designed to be enjoyable and challenge pupil’s physical ability so they can succeed and excel. PE lessons also provide our pupils with opportunities to grow in confidence and develop important life skills including problem solving, leadership, communication, creativity and cooperation. Through competition in PE lessons and extra curricular activities pupils are also given the chance to build character and embed values such as fairness, honesty and respect.
The school benefits from outstanding facilities for a wide variety of sports, including two outdoor netball/basketball courts, a tennis court, a long and triple jump pit, throwing cage for athletics events, one full size grass football pitch, one full size astro turf, a dance studio, a full size sports hall and fully equipped gym and fitness suite. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to prepare students for practical assessments in GCSE PE and BTEC Sport Tech Award where they will be assessed in two or three different individual and team sports. Students will be taught by expert practitioners in each sport to allow them to develop their skills, techniques, tactics and strategies throughout Key Stage 3. The activities focused on include; football, basketball, netball, table tennis, dance, trampolining, athletics as well as many other activities which include cross country, fitness, cricket, orienteering, volleyball and badminton.
Mossley Hollins High School has long-established sport traditions which include the annual school inter-form competitions in athletics and sport. There is also an extensive extra curricular timetable with a range of sports throughout the year for all pupils to take part. The school is also involved in a wide range of Tameside competitions for all years from Year 7 to 11.
The school has a strong relationship with local MCSP primary schools, hosting and delivering a variety of competitions throughout the year including football, netball, basketball and dodgeball. Mossley Hollins most successful Primary event is the ‘Mossley Olympics’ where over two hundred pupils from Year 3 to 6 take part in an intra school athletics event organised and delivered by the PE faculty and Sports Leaders.