Part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust group of Academies



Meet the PE Department

Greenwood Road Site

  • Mr G Graham – Head of PE (pictured far right)
  • Mr D Balfe – Second in Department (pictured near right)
  • Miss K Beldham – Head of Girls PE
  • Mr M Coltherd – Teacher of Boys PE/Teacher
    in charge of Sixth-Form courses
  • Mr L Graham – Teacher of Boys PE
  • Mr G Root – Teacher of PE
  • Miss N Coleman – Head of Year 9/Teacher of Girls PE
  • Ms S Bird – Teacher of Girls PE

Ransom Road Site

  • Mr A Phillips – Head of PE (pictured right)
  • Mr M Small – Teacher of Boys PE
  • Mrs J Bullock – Head of Year 10/Teacher of Girls PE
  • Miss L Boag – Head of Year 7/Teacher of Girls PE
  • Miss M Hurrell – Head of Year 9/Teacher of Girls PE

What we offer

All pupils at Key Stage (KS) 3 and 4  have one double period of PE  a week(100 minutes) covering Invasion Games, Net Games, Athletics, Striking and Fielding Gymnastics Dance and Heath & Fitness.

Key Stage 4

  • EXCEL GCSE PE and OCR Nationals in Sport at Level 2

Key Stage 5

  • OCR A Level PE
  • OCR Level 3 National Diploma in Sport:
  • OCR Nationals in sport Level 2


The Academy offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities to support the curriculum. Across both sites there are early morning, lunch time and after school clubs resulting in very large numbers of pupils taking part and bringing success to our Academy with their performances, application and behaviour.

Click here to view the extra curricular timetable for the Spring 2015 term.

Inter- house competitions

In 2013, we have re-introduced the inter-house competitions across KS3 at the Greenwood Road site. All of the pupils have been placed into four teams named after British gold medallists from the London 2012 Olympics. The pupils have competed in winter games, summer games and inter-house football, urban hockey and dodge ball competitions in their teams with points from each competition contributing to an overall result. The results for 2013 are below:

  • Year 7 Winners - Farah
  • Year 8 Winners - Adams
  • Year 9 Winners - Adams
  • Overall Winners - Farah


We provide access to high quality facilities:

Greenwood Road site

  • Sports Hall
  • Access to the Nottingham Wildcats Arena
  • 2 Multi-Use Games Areas
  • Gym
  • 2 Dance Studios
  • 9-a-side Football Pitch
  • 3 1-a-side Football Pitches
  • Athletics Track
  • Cricket Pitch

Ransom Road site

  • Access to the Mapperley Sports Village with sports hall, dance studio and fitness studio - click here to find out more.
  • Gym
  • Multi-Use Games Area
  • 3 1-a-side Football Pitches
  • 9-a-side Football Pitch
  • Athletics Track
  • Cricket Pitch

PE Kit

The Academy has strict guidelines on dress and all pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform.

The PE kit for all years is detailed below:

  • Black short-sleeved sports polo shirt with purple panels and Academy logo.
  • Black long-sleeved reversible sports shirt with purple panels and Academy logo.
  • Black track suit bottoms with grey stripe.
  • Suitable trainers or other PE footwear.


  • 100% pass rate for OCR Sport Level 2 and Level 3 courses
  • 50% Distinctions for Level 2 course in 2012/13
  • 75% Distinctions at Level 3
  • Basketball Academy status – compete in national leagues at U15-U18’s
  • Nottingham City Schools recognition for efficiency, co-operation and positive attitude of staff and pupils both on and off the pitch 2012/13 Nicholson Award Winners
  • Football - U15 Boys City Champions, U16 Boys City Schools 5-a-side Champions, U13 Boys City Schools 5-a-side Champions
  • Basketball – U16 Boys City and County Champions, U14 Boys City Champions, County Finallists and last 16 in National Cup, U12 Boys City Schools Finallists
  • Year 7 Netball City Champions
  • Year 8 Netball City Champions
  • Year 9 Netball City Champions
  • Year 7/8 Girls City Tennis Champions
  • Year 10/11 Girls City basketball Runners up
  • Year 9 City Girls Basketball Runners up
  • Year 7 City Girls Basketball Runners up
  • Year 7/8 Urban Hockey City Chmapions
  • Cricket – U13 Boys City and County 8-a-side Winners, Midlands Finallists
  • Athletics – Year 8 City Championship Runners-Up
  • City Sports League Programme including sports such as Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball, Indoor Athletics, Dodgeball – 8 Gold Medals, 4 Silver and 13 Bronze

 Successful Pupils

  • Madison Hamilton– National Dance Champion.
  • Kayleigh Downes- Nottingham Forest girls under 16’s player
  • Katie Begg- Black Belt in Teakwondo 
  • Connor Glossop – U16 GB Ice Hockey player
  • Alexandra Bodner and Maria Czoka – U15 and U14 National Ice Skating Squad
  • Yohance McKenzie - U14 County Cricket
  • James Mauby - U16’s East Midlands and Nottingham City Rowing Team
  • Basketball
    • Ricardo Guddemi – England U17 Basketball Squad
    • Sadie Russell – England U16 Basketball Captain and National League Division 1 player
    • Denny Pedley – National League Division 1 player
    • Ines Ferrier- National League Division 1
    • Emilia Herries –National league Division 2 and U17 East Midlands’s,
    • Jodie Tucker National League Division 2
    • Akil Robinson –  National League  and East Midlands U17 .National league
    • Trazzel Spencer and Matthew Parker. U18 County Basketball
    • Patrick Jana, Matthew Parker, Javante McGregor, Trazzel Spencer, Akil Robinson and John Kazadie; U16 County Basketball
    • Elijah Gray-Finch, Daniel Watson Roach, Omar Chambers and Kailum Towle; U15 County Basketball
    • Kwabena Robinson and Demarni McLatchie. Widcats u16s
    • Rebecca McMath and Rashiqa Tahir. U15s Sandi Ndlov
    • Comfort Ogunlade, Denise Lawal, Syra Hague and Aiesha Hague - Wildcats under 14’s
  • Football
    • Luke Thomas and Jermaine Worthington - Nott’m Forest: U17’s Apprentices
    • Levontie Cameron, Nott’m Forest: U15’s Apprentices
    • Junior Powell. Nott’m Forest: U12’s Apprentices
    • Max McLeod - Notts County: U16’s
    • George Bosworth, Notts County: U14’s
    • Louis Czerwak and Mikhia WaltersNotts County: U12’s
    • Jahrel Brown - Derby County: U16’s
    • Amang Kanyi, Derby County: U14’s
    • Tyree Wilson. Derby County: U13’s
    • Raequoun Noon-Brandy - Port Vale: U15’s

Sport in Primary Schools

The Academy provides PE support for the Walter Halls and Claremont Primary Schools.
The Academy also works closely with many other primary schools providing sports festivals and competitions on a regular basis.

Events and Fixtures

The Academy entered over 40 local sports competitions in 2012/13 in addition to competing in national competitions in both basketball and cricket. The Academy prides itself on providing a wide and diverse extra-curricular programme at both lunch times and after-school.

Click here to view the fixtures for the Spring 2015 term.