Idsall School received Specialist Sports College status in 2001. Due to our ‘Good’ November 2008 Ofsted report we gained re-designation in February 2009.
Being a Sports College did not mean we should be good at sport. It meant that Physical Education can be used as a vehicle to raise attainment and standards throughout the school.In short it is an educational initiative that uses sport to assist with whole school developments. Our PE department is a strong team who can deliver a vast array of specialist activities and examination courses. The staff are committed to allowing and helping students to BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE.
We believe we develop the whole student by giving them access to leadership opportunities in music, maths, drama, art, modern foreign languages and sport.
We have an extended activities co-ordinator working with our primary partner schools (FIVE altogether) and students from Idsall School’s leadership programme to attempt to help assist with and improve levels of learning in many areas.
We are continuing the ‘Living for Sport’ initiative.
We have created a Gifted and Talented mentoring scheme that aims to educate our sport stars of the future in a number of areas.
We have developed excellent community links and work alongside our primary and secondary partner schools to provide or facilitate high quality learning opportunities and outcomes in Physical Education-by sharing specialist facilities and resources, enhancing further the quality of teaching and developing and disseminating good practice.
Our programme of whole school extra-curricular activities (session 6 and lunch clubs) and house activities is second to none.
Festivals and fixtures occur on a weekly basis and all students have the opportunity to take part. Check out the "Idsall PE and Sport Fixtures Calendar" for the up to date fixtures.
We currently run a bi-annual sports tour where students are given the opportunity to play netball, football, tennis and participate in dance activities.
Gifted & Talented in Sports
The Idsall PE department Gifted and Talented Programme continues to celebrate the sporting success that our pupils achieve outside of school and also gives us the opportunity to nurture and support young athletes whilst in school. It is aimed at pupils who are training or competing at district, county, regional, national and international levels within their sport.
We appreciate that this year is very different with the presence of COVID19 having a huge effect on competitive sport at all levels. We are still looking to update our register for this year, with a view to offer a mentoring system and some online sessions to try to continue to support our young athletes at Idsall.
Please can you complete this form to advise us if you are still training and competing at your previous level (when not in lockdown!) and return the form to: email@example.com TBA
Festivals & Fixtures
For the latest Idsall PE and sports fixture dates, timings and locations - check out our online public calendar below or access via this link: Idsall PE and Sport Fixtures Calendar
The calendar is hosted on Google and enables you to view events by Week, Month, and more conveniently by Agenda (events list). For those with Google Accounts, you can also add the calendar to your Google Calendars or simply add an event to your own Google Calendar.