“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic creative intellectual activity.”

- J F Kennedy

Physical Education supports the curriculum’s vision for our young people of enabling students to become confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. Physical Education helps students to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies to live healthy and physically active lives at school and for the rest of their life.

Chorlton High School aims to begin, support and establish a pathway into sport and exercise through a stimulating and inspiring curriculum, extra-curricular programme and school/community club links. 

At CHS whether your passion is in invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, track and field athletics, gymnastics, or swimming, you can learn transferable physical cognitive and social skills. You will be able to apply these skills into a plethora of conditioned and competitive situations.  This development can help lead to improved physical, mental and social health whilst exposing you to a future hobby or career.

We encourage our students to approach all physical activity with a positive attitude and an open mind. You will be guided to independently develop their skill set and explore different ways to pally these skills.  You will develop skills such as teamwork, cooperation, communication, creativity and leadership. Additionally, you will learn to cope with physical and mental challenge thorough physical education.


  • 100% of students last year achieved a basic pass in PE GCSE (Grade 4 and above)
  • 83% of GCSE PE students achieved a strong pass grade 5 and above
  • 50% of GCSE PE students achieved grade 7 and above including grade 9s being awarded to numerous students. 

In PE we have 8 enthusiastic members of staff that strive to deliver fantastic sporting opportunities for all students at Chorlton High School. Our lessons are fun, engaging and cover a wide range of sports and physical activities.

Our extra-curricular programme is extensive and fully inclusive regardless of ability or personal needs. We provide various opportunities to compete, meet new people or learn new skills with friends every day after school. 

We have very successful sports teams winning championships and leagues in football, netball, swimming, athletics, basketball, cross-country, rugby and badminton.

We have a high achievers programme introducing students to sports that are not covered in the school curriculum, for example; BMX biking, mountain biking, pole vault, squash and track cycling at the velodrome. 

Target Throw

What you will need:

  • Basket/ bucket
  • Sock ball or ball


Place your bucket five big strides from your throwing point. 
Throw the sock or ball as many times as possible into the bucket in 60seconds


Egg and Spoon

What you will need:

  • An Egg (boiled to avoid any mess or a potato!) 
  • A Tablespoon 
  • A ‘Tester’ to shout “Ready, Steady and Go” and record time 
  • A Stopwatch 
  • 2 Cones or Garden Objects 10 m apart


On “go” record the time taken to complete 40m carrying the egg on a spoon. If you drop your egg off your spoon, you must go back to the beginning and Start again!


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