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Shenley Brook End School

Shenley Brook End School



We study PE to develop the physical, social and emotional well-being of our students. At Shenley Brook End we aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows (all) students to achieve beyond their expectations.  We aim to offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop a first class teaching and learning environment where both staff and students enjoy working hard together to achieve success.  We want all students to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education.

The aim of the PE team builds on the whole school ethos by enabling students to:

Belong as part of a team

Believe in their potential

Become the best they can be

Students will experience a variety of opportunities and experiences that support this vision, challenging them both inside and outside the classroom. They will focus on improving their fitness, health and well-being through knowledge and application. Leadership skills take a strong emphasis throughout the key stages, with students able to take on additional roles than just a performer. They can complement this by experiencing a robust programme of awards, qualifications and memorable learning experiences. Students will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills; enhanced by an embedded focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence. We aim to ensure all students leave the school possessing the skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.  We trust that our broad and innovative PE curriculum will allow students to develop their love of movement and sport well beyond their time with us.

The Team/Facilities

The Physical Education team enjoys extensive facilities outlined below:

  • Full size sports hall with cricket nets, bowling machine, volleyball, tennis, football, badminton, table tennis, basketball and netball facilities
  • Secondary sports hall with badminton, basketball and multi-sport facilities
  • Floodlit astro-turf football pitch
  • Sprung wood floor gymnasium
  • Hard surface area for netball, football, tennis and basketball
  • Extensive playing fields for rugby and football in the winter, which are then devoted to cricket, athletics, softball and rounders in the summer
  • Outside grass wicket.
  • State of the art fitness suite - cardiovascular machines and resistance equipment

The PE team comprises of nine full-time and one part-time specialist teachers who are supported by a full-time curriculum team support assistant. In addition to this, external coaches are utilised to enhance the extra-curricular provision available to the students.

Key Stage 3

In year 7 and 8 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional well being through an engaging range of sport and physical activities. Development of students physical literacy is key, with students assessed on the attitudes, skills and knowledge or becoming happy, healthy and successful people through PE.

Key Stage 4

In years 9,10 and 11 students will continue to devleop their confidence, motivation, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. This is done by ensuring lessons are both engaging and purposeful. Students study a vocational qualification in sport, equivalent to one GCSE. They could be assessed on leadership, practical sports performance, psychology of sport and the bodies response to exercise amongst other options. This is all achieved by teaching theoretical content through and alongside high quality practical PE.

Leadership Diploma

Those who choose PE as an additional option will take on SBE PE team's unique Leadership Diploma. This involves learning how to develop specific transferable skills, such as communication, motivation, confidence and self-reflection, all through sport and physical activity. Over 200 students qualified as a Level 1 or 2 Sports Leader last year, experiencing independent delivery of multi-skills festivals, primary tournaments and even leading 6 weeks of PE in Primary Schools. Students will also gain sport specific qualifications and have the benefit of athlete mentor visits.

Key Stage 5

In years 12/13 students will study for the BTEC National in Sport to the equivalent  of 1,2 or 3 A Levels.

Regular practical and hands-on teaching and learning allows for the study of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, sports leadership, psychology, event organisation, professional development, skill acquisition, the business of sport and practical sports performance. Opportunities to acquire Sports Leaders Level 3, manage clubs and school teams and visit universities are also offered.

Extra Curriculum
Recreational Play

We are committed to providing opportunities for all students to access sports and physical activities. We open up our facilities to allow students to choose between structured sport, fitness sessions orplay based activites every morning.


Students at all key stages have free access to coached clubs after school in a variety of sports, Cheerleading, fitness, dance, hockey, rugby, football, badminton, table tennis, cross country are just some of the activities on offer.

See the full timetable here.


Students will have the chance to represent SBE in leagues and tournaments against schools across Milton Keynes. We have a fine tradition and reputation for success, winning county titles regularly and competing in national competitions in many cases.

pathways to success

We are proud that many of our more dedicated students have gone on to secure both semi and full professional contracts in various sports including football, rugby, basketball, athletics, Muay Thai boxing, motor sports and gymnastics. We have also supported a vast number of students toward academic success and gaining employment within the sports and leisure sector.

Sporting Success

A great number of our students train for and play multiple sporting activities each year. There is opportunity for competitive play in House events or by representing the school in fixtures and tournaments. Hundreds of students achieve this feat through their hard work, commitment and talent and we are proud to have an excellent reputation of team and individual success across the area. The most major and recent achievements include two "top 16" and one "top 8" National Cup finishes, allied with multiple County Cup victories for both Boys and Girls Football teams. We were regional champions in badminton and continue to achieve excellent successes within MK in netball, cross country, dodgeball, tennis, rounders and cricket.

In addition, we have a strong commitment to increasing our range of representation opportunities in emerging school sports and have recently entered dance, cheerleading, swimming, equestrian and handball events.

Shenley Brook End school is committed to balancing opportunities for participation and selection for success and our proud record of achievement in both is testament to this philosophy."