Physical Education

Department Head

Mr Steve Newton


Mr Jamie Frost
Mr Niall Gallagher
Mrs Christine Galloway
Mr Martin Hose
Mrs Gill Robb (Assistant Head of Department)
Mrs Verity Smith
Mr John P Ward

Director of Hockey
Miss Lynsey Allan

Director of Rugby
Mr Don Caskie

We encourage all our pupils to involve themselves in sport.  Coaching is available at every level, from beginner to elite performance.  Every child at Dollar has the benefit of learning the role exercise has to play in living a fit and healthy life.  A significant number of our pupils have gone on to achieve international sporting success.

We have an extensive range of nullsporting activities on offer after school, in the evening and at weekends.   Pupils in every year group also receive between one and two hours of PE tuition a week during class time with tuition in swimming, gymnastics, dance, fitness, ball skills, basketball, rugby, hockey, tennis, cricket and athletics.  Pupils then have the option to study the subject at Higher and Advanced Higher level.  Our Form VI pupils are also provided with the opportunity for supervised access to the fitness suite.


A full list of the sports on offer


nullOur large and very well-equipped PE department occupies a custom-built site with immediate access to large and immaculately managed sports grounds.

We also have a fitness suite, strength and conditioning room, 25m swimming pool, astroturf with space for 12 tennis courts and a full size hockey pitch, sports hall, modern gymnasium and excellent changing facilities. 


We have a physiotherapy centre in the school with private physiotherapy sessions available for pupils by appointment on a Monday and Wednesday, 12:30pm-5:00pm.  

The clinic is run by Lesley McIIwraith, Chartered Physiotherapist and Sports Injury Specialist.  

Competitions and Occasions

Our major sporting occasions at nullDollar include Sports Weekend in the summer term and Swimming Galas and Cross Country Championships in the spring term.

There are also regular inter-school fixtures throughout the seasons, and District and National Team events for pupils competing at this level.


Form V:  Higher Physical Education
Form VI: Advanced Higher Physical Education

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