PE & Swimming
Sport is highly valued at Holy Trinity and as a result, the students achieve tremendous results. Holy Trinity reached District, County and National representation in a range of sports.
Within the PE department, we offer a broad range of sports and activities for boys and girls, aged 4-18 years with specialist staff who aspire each child to participate and achieve.
Students have virtuous opportunities for personal achievement, with the emphasis placed on acquiring skills, whilst nurturing individual talents to ensure they reach their highest potential.
Students also have the opportunity to attend regular practices, which help improve skills and techniques and provide a firm foundation for training and subsequent progression.
We offer a wide range of sports within our extended curriculum; Cross-country, Swimming, Biathlons, Netball, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Handball.
Our refurbished swimming pool, officially re-opened in May 2006, has proved to be a great success and is the home venue for the prestigious Wyre Forest Swim Team. Swimming has always been an important part of our school as children swim weekly from Reception years upwards. Holy Trinity School is delighted to be one of only a handful of schools in the UK to be granted ‘Swim England Swim School’ status and, unlike many other schools, offers swimming for stages 1-10 within the school’s regular curriculum. Holy Trinity School offers fully accredited Learn to Swim and Aquatic Skills Framework Awards through its national curriculum lessons and extra-curricular school clubs for pupils from Reception to Year 8. Able to teach children from three-years upwards, the learn to swim framework is aimed at children from five-years onwards, with the school offering additional learn to swim classes open to non-Holy Trinity pupils now available on Saturday afternoons for Stages 1 – 10. The head of swimming at Holy Trinity (Nicola Bainbridge) is a Swim England tutor, and works domestically and internationally to develop swimming teachers and coaches. She is a consultant to organisations setting up new Learn to Swim programmes.
Having the ability to offer recognised Swim England awards ensures children at Holy Trinity develop confidence in and around the water, with consistent skills taught and quality of teaching assured as standards are approved by the national governing body making Holy Trinity a class leader in school swimming provision, with results that speak for themselves. Being able to extend swimming lessons to non-pupils is also an exciting development.
Holy Trinity recognises swimming as a vital life skill and is passionate about ensuring all pupils exceed the minimum national curriculum requirements by the end of year 6, gaining a range of water skills in a fun and exciting manner."
The department offers club links in a variety of sport and activities what are striving to allow the students to take sport to another level and reach Excellence.
All students are encouraged to be competitive and enjoy sport to the highest level they can achieve and learn from experience.
A range of fixtures and events give our pupils countless opportunities to succeed. Talented and committed staff works with our pupils to achieve these outcomes.
We offer both GCSE and A level PE within phase 3.
Miss D Gunn - Head of Senior PE
Miss S Williams - Head of Prep PE
Mrs Goddard - PE teacher
Miss A Withers - PE/Maths Teacher
Mrs J Thomas - PE Teacher
Mr A Rex - PE Teacher
Mr A Gilbert - PE Teacher
Mrs N Bainbridge - Swim Teacher & Coach
Miss E Bainbridge - Swim Teacher
Mr J Bradley - Swim Teacher
Mrs P Crocker - Swim Teacher
Mr R Beardsmore - Science/PE Teacher