Physical Education is essential to the development of motor skills and the enhancement of reflexes.  Physical education also teaches the importance of physical health. It can also develop team building and cooperation skills. Physical Education actively fuels the brain with a better supply of blood and provides brain cells with a healthier supply of natural substances; these substances enhance brain growth and help the brain make a greater number of connections between neurons.  The connections make the brain better able to process a variety of information, thus leading to improved retention of facts, a greater understanding of concepts and subsequent higher achievement.


Skill development helps to improve motor skills which allows for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities. Developing gross motor skills in important so that young people can perform everyday functions.


The involvement in sport or regular physical activities provides many benefits including; teamwork, sportsmanship, learning positive management of winning and loosing, improved physical strength and endurance, improved coordination and balance, self regulation, development of social skills

Being Healthy

It is important that young people understand how to be healthy and how participating in physical activity can help healthy growth of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Swimming and Water Safety

Swimming and Water Safety is an essential life skills and it is good for physical and mental health and wellbeing. Learning about water safety in different water environments and situations is vital to staying safe in and around water.

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Taking part in a range of outdoor adventurous activities (including residential visits) can help to develop a young person both physically and mentally.  It can help to improve personal and social development. An adventurous experience can help a young person to learn how to manage themselves in risky and uncertain environments.

Our residential visits are to the Lake District. Look at these stunning views.


Break times

Break time play is an active form of learning that unites the mind, body and spirit. Free and structured play with peers develops a range of skills; cooperating, helping, sharing, problem solving, conflict resolution and the ability to see things from another point of view. Break times also allow a mental change and release of energy which will contribute to physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

Birchwood Leisure Centre

Oak have been keeping up their visits to Birchwood Leisure Centre

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