At Merritts Brook Academy, our first phase of physical literacy is introducing pupils to fundamental stages of movement, this includes enhancing a pupils balance, co-ordination, agility and speed.

As a pupil moves through the key stages they will be challenged on decision making and a basic understanding of invasion games, net and wall games and striking and fielding games.

Extra-Curricular Sports

We are proud to offer a range of extra -curricular sports clubs including football, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, dance, handball, flag football, tag rugby and multi-skills as well as the opportunity to compete in both inter- school and intra- school competitions.

We have strong external links with a range of sports clubs including Aston Villa FC, Warwickshire County Cricket Club club and the King Edwards Sports Partnership.

We have a skilled PE lead who supports the implementation and delivery of PE lessons as well as leading on our curriculum development.

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Our strategy to teach pupils to swim focuses on an extensive sequence of lessons for pupils in years 2, 4 and 6.

All pupils in year 6 are offered the chance to take part in a life changing sailing trip set on the beautiful Isle of Wight at the UKSA’s waterfront base. Pupils have access to a range of exciting activities with qualified instructors. Further information can be found here.

Over the course of their three-day residential trip, our pupils will improve their confidence in the water as they try out activities like kayaking, paddle-boarding, dinghy sailing and keel boating. As well as exciting water sports, they will also get to take part in other activities like crabbing or archery by the sea with their classmates.

 

Throughout the year, we encourage a range of professional and amateur role models to visit and inspire our students. For example, Olympic medallist David Smith, former Birmingham City football player, Geoff Horsefield and stars from the Aston Villa Women’s Academy.

 

Our community work is central to our beliefs as a school. We are working with Fit Families to engage our families in physical exercise. Information can found below.

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Further information on extra-curricular sports clubs and activities can be found here:

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