Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AW
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Ewell Castle School

Physical Education

Key Stage 3 Physical Education & Games

At Key Stage 3 teaching groups are split via form group – leading to small group sizes and individual coaching, with games afternoons taking place with a year group at a time.

The philosophy of the Physical Education Department is to develop pupils who strive for sporting excellence, whilst developing a genuine interest and enjoyment of physical exercise and sport, be it in a recreational or competitive manner. This aim is reflected not only in team games for which the major games are Rugby, Association Football and Cricket, but also by the opportunities to partake in sports such as: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Sailing, and Volleyball. The department runs an extensive school sport programme including extra-curricular clubs and practices, as well as a large intra- house fixture calendar.

The school benefits from a large Sports Hall with indoor cricket nets, Astroturf tennis courts, and fields on site.

Key Stage 4 and GCSE Physical Education and Filming Pupil Performances

At Key Stage 4 pupils can enjoy games afternoons as an opportunity to develop key techniques and game play within our major sports, and to represent Ewell Castle at school level.  Pupils may also elect to study GCSE Physical Education to enhance their understanding both on a practical level and in theory content as well. Developing practical performances in many sports including coaching, officiating and organising sports events are life skills the pupils will experience during the course.   

GCSE PE has a practical component which forms part of the non examined assessment.  Any pupil choosing to take GCSE PE will need to provide video footage, showing performances in their chosen sporting activities (if these are not sports that take place at school or if they play to a high level outside of school). The exam board suggests that each pupil has a variety of recordings of each of their chosen activities to ensure that they are able to show themselves performing at the highest level.

A Level Physical Education and Filming Pupil Performances

Pupils looking to pursue their knowledge and learning in Physical Education may choose to study A Level Physical Education through AQA examinations. Class sizes are no larger than 10 enabling both a broad and in depth learning experience. Studying a Science based A Level subject may be a complement to PE but is not compulsory. 

A level PE has a practical component which forms part of the non examined assessment. Any pupil choosing to take an A Level in PE will need to provide video footage, showing performances in their chosen sporting activities.  The exam board suggest that each pupil has a variety of recordings of each of their chosen activities to ensure that they are able to show themselves performing at the highest level.

School Sport

Ewell Castle regards school sport as a high priority and aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to compete against a number of local schools. Matches tend to take place at weekends or during Games afternoons with teams taking part in regional league, County Cups and National competitions.

Sport at Ewell Castle aims to develop life skills including sportsmanship, camaraderie, leadership and teamwork opportunities. Both the physical and psychological nature of sport also tests the pupil's confidence and creativity as well as self discipline and determination.

Ewell Castle is proud to have had a number of pupils who have gone on to compete at both national and international level.

Tours and Trips

Ewell Castle prides itself with providing the opportunity to allow pupils to experience representing the school abroad on Sports Tours. In recent years the school have played Cricket and Football in Antigua, Football in Tenerife, Rugby in Biarritz and most recently the Under 14 and 15 rugby teams toured South Wales, and the Senior 1st XV to Gloucestershire.


ECSports Academy (Tennis and Cricket)

Ewell Castle School is committed to “achieving each child’s potential”, in every aspect of their life, and we are therefore proud to announce the launch of ECSports Academy; designed to allow pupils to combine intensive specialist sports training and a first-class academic education within an integrated curriculum.

The launch of ECSports Academy sees us working in Partnership with “Tennis Avenue Academy” to inaugurate the Ewell Castle Tennis Academy, in what is the first of many sports that we hope will enable our pupils to achieve and succeed. The tennis programme at Tennis Avenue Academy in New Malden is one of the largest and most successful in the country. It boasts many players who are currently ranked nationally in the top 10 for their ages.  Pupils who join the academy programme will be full members of the school community. They will all follow the core academic subjects of English, Mathematics and Science but will then have some flexibility to drop some other subjects in order to free up time to train. The actual curriculum arrangement will be bespoke to the individual in consultation with parents and coaching staff. The Ewell Castle Tennis Academy is ideally for players who are club/county standard or better. For more information contact Mrs E McManus, Head of Tennis Academy, Ewell Castle School, e.mcmanus@ewellcastle.co.uk

The Ewell Castle Cricket Academy is under the leadership of Head of Cricket Mr N Turk.  Aimed at pupils who are County level minimum playing standard, this programme will also allow pupils to have a more tailored academic timetable, to allow them to spend extra time focussing on developing their cricket ability.

For further details on the Ewell Castle Tennis Academy, please click on the pdf document to access the flyer.   pdf

For further details on the Ewell Castle Cricket Academy, please click on the pdf document to access the flyer. 

Years 7 to 9 Programme of Study   pdf

GCSE Year 10 Programme of Study pdf

GCSE Year 11 Programme of Study  pdf

A Level Yr12 Programme of Study  pdf 

A Level Yr13 Programme of Study  pdf

 Teaching Staff

Mr N Turk BSc, GTP Head of Department, Director of Sport and Master i/c Cricket
Mr G Coogan BSc, PGCE Master i/c Rugby Union 
Mr T White BSc, PGCE Head of Football
Mr N Andrade BA, PGCE BEd Head of Prep School PE
Miss Leah Wilkinson BSc, PGCE Games Teacher and Hockey Coach / Teacher of History and Politics
Mrs J Jones BSc, QTS Girls Games Teacher
Mr P Edwards BSc, PGCE Teacher of PEl / Teacher of Maths

Leah Wilkinson: Hockey    

We are lucky to have Miss Wilkinson on our Physical Education staff.  She started playing hockey at the age of 5, received her first senior cap for Wales at age 18 and now has 97 caps. She is Vice captain of both premier league Reading Hockey Club and Wales and has played at two Commonwealth Games (2010 Delhi, 2014 Glasgow). Having competed and travelled extensively with her club and country, she is also a level 3 hockey coach and level 1 umpire. 


Neil Turk: Cricket

Neil Turk graduated through the Youth System at Sussex County Cricket Club and played for them professionally before joining Ewell Castle School.  Neil has extensive knowledge of the game and has worked with a number of international coaches and players throughout his career.