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We have a strong ethos of sport for all, represented through our PPP model and we endeavour to give any student who wishes, the chance to represent the school. Clubs take place at lunchtimes and after school, and fixtures run all year round in a wide variety of activities. There are also Saturday morning fixtures for boys during the autumn (Rugby) and spring terms (Football).  While the school is competitive in all the sports we contend, recent success at secondary level has been seen at District and County level in Netball, Football, Basketball, Rugby and Athletics. 

In Summer 1 our key focus will be on Athletics where we will be preparing our students to compete in the Herts Athletics League where most fixtures will take place on a Monday after school. Additionally the girls will be focussing on Rounders and Tennis, whilst the boys will be preparing to compete in the County and District Cricket competitions. We also are preparing for the LVSSA Athletics Championships which take place towards the end of June.  As we progress through the year our focus will change from term to term.

2022-23 Secondary Sport Enrichment programme (Summer Term 1)

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
Morning Clubs
Lunch  KS4 Girls Strength & Conditioning (Mrs Butler) Y9 Boys Strength and Conditioning (Mrs Butler) Year 9 Tennis (Mr Brennan) Year 10 Tennis (Mr Moses)


Afterschool County Athletics League Fixtures Year 9/10 Cricket (Mr Moses & Mr Brennan)

Year 7/8 rounders  (Miss Newman & Mrs Scarrott)

Yr 8 Cricket (Mr East)

3.10-5pm - Staff fitness (Mr Brown)

Athletics Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Girls Rugby (External Coaching)

Yr 7 Cricket (Mr Moses)


Cricket (Year 3-6) - Astro - Mr Brennan

Activities will take place from 3.20-4.20pm. More information will follow in PE lessons and via twitter. The programme above is subject to change and is provisional. However if you require further information please email Mr Brennan or Mrs Scarrott or

Information for visiting teams

For any advice or questions with regards to away fixtures at Simon Balle All through School, do not hesitate to call 01992 410400 ext 232 (PE & Sports Department Office) or email

PE fixtures map

PE & Sport FAQ

For more information please see Secondary PE & Sport 2022-23 FAQ

Sports Leadership

Staff are enthusiastic and passionate about promoting sport and attempting to get as many students as possible involved in some form of physical activity. This is achieved not simply through individual participation in games, but also through developing student’s leadership potential through the Sports Leaders programmes. We believe the work we do in this area is invaluable in increasing confidence, motivation and communication skills within Physical Education. 

Our Sports Leadership programmes in the secondary are as follows;

Year 8 Curriculum Leadership

As part of a broad and varied curriculum throughout year 8, there is a focus on student leadership within lessons. Students have the opportunity to take on roles such as captain, warm up leader and coach to develop their confidence when leading others as well as further improving their subject knowledge of specific sports.

Year 9 Leadership Academy

Each year, year 9 students have the opportunity to apply to be a part of the Simon Balle Leadership Academy. Within the Academy, students will gain training in a range of sporting roles, with a focus on officiating. These students are then used for a number of sporting events throughout the year both internally with younger year groups and externally at fixtures such at sportshall and district athletics competitions.

Year 10 Curriculum Programme

In the spring term, all of year 10 complete the Simon Balle Leadership Programme within their core PE lessons.The programme aims to give every student a chance to develop qualities such as organisational skills and confidence when leading others. Students work in small groups to create sports sessions which they then will deliver to primary school students at the end of the programme.

Y12 Sports Ambassadors

In year 12, students are encouraged to apply to become a sports ambassador. A small number of students are selected each year to work closely with the PE department to assist in both curriculum lessons and extra-curricular sport. For many of these individuals with an interest in coaching or teaching, this gives them an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience of working in PE and sport.

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