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Be the best you can be

Sports & Healthy Living

We place a great deal of importance on providing the children in our school with as many sporting opportunities as possible. In addition we believe that our children should understand about the importance of keeping fit and following a healthy diet and lifestyle.

We have received Healthy Schools Status through the department for Education and Skills national Healthy Schools Programme. This followed a number of whole school initiatives aimed at raising awareness of these issues.

We are committed to promoting physical activity and its’ lifelong benefits to all our pupils irrespective of their ability. Those children with special physical needs will be supported appropriately, allowing them to participate with their class.

We are very proud to be holders of The School Games Gold Award that recognises our commitment to the development of competition across the school. At the heart of the School Games is the understanding that competitive sport needs to be made accessible and enjoyable for all young people. By structuring competitive sport at a range of levels to suit the needs of their children, schools should be able to ensure that young people are able to take part in meaningful competitive sport at a level that is right for them. At our school, children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of sports both during the school day and at a range of extra-curricular clubs. We also actively promote playground games at morning and lunchtime breaks.

The School Curriculum

Our school belongs to Cheltenham School Sport Network which includes the Cleeve cluster of schools. In line with the National Curriculum, all children in school receive at least two hours of quality Physical Education each week within the school day. Buying into network allows us to bring in professional coaches to work with our children and our staff to develop new skills. To date we have employed the services of professional coaches in Rugby, Volleyball, Tennis, Jujitsu, Football, Multi-skills, Dance and Tri-Golf.

Our school actively encourages all children to participate in sport regardless of their ability. We want them to enjoy the benefits of being a team member and to learn to celebrate success and to accept failure with good grace.

We do also take part in competitive sport against other local schools. In 2015 our Girls Cricket Team won the Area Cricket Championship at Cheltenham Cricket Club before going on to compete in the County Championships. The Girls Football Team were also Cheltenham Schools Champions. A success repeated in 2016. We have reached the county finals for Quick Stix Hockey for the last three years. We also take part in the Cheltenham and District Primary Schools Athletic Association Inter-Schools Cotswold Shield competition at the Prince of Wales Athletics Stadium in Cheltenham. Other sports we compete in include Tag Rugby, Archery, Netball, Rounders, Multi-skills, Quadkids Athletics, Kin Ball, Gymnastics, Dance and Pentathlon. In addition, belonging to the Cleeve Cluster allows us to take part in a number of sporting festivals that have been organised by Cleeve school's sixth-form Sports Leaders. These have included:-

  • Hockey - Year 6
  • Rounders - Year 5
  • Kick Ball Rounders - Year 2
  • Quad Kids - Year 4
  • Multi-skills - Year 1

Every year we recognise the effort and achievement of all the Year 6 children who have represented the school in a sport. We host a Sports Presentation Evening that is attended by children, parents and staff. When we can, we invite a local sporting hero to present the awards.

In 2016 we were delighted to have a visit from a representative of Cheltenham Town FC who bought along the National League Trophy to show the children in assembly. Children with CTFC kits were allowed to wear them to school and we really enjoyed celebrating their success with them. 

Healthy Living Week 2016

Healthy Living Week took place in May 2016. It was a whole school initiative which included some fun activities to encourage everyone to think about ways to be healthy. We launched the week with a sponsored Inclusive Kilometre walk/run. The proceeds of the run were shared between the charity Power2Inspire and the school. The charity aims to support disabled and non-disabled people to compete together in sports. The head of the charity, John Wills, who is himself disabled, visited our school to talk to the children about his charity. During the week we also hosted two whole day skipping workshops for each Key Stage. The children learnt some new skipping skills and enjoyed learning some skipping games. At the end of the week, the children were allowed to wear their sports kit to school and bring in a healthy snack for Fruity Friday. there are photo galleries below for the run and the skipping workshops.

After School Activities

We offer pupils after-school opportunities to take part in sport and other fitness activities. We are proud of the range of sporting activities that take place outside school hours. The table below shows the clubs that are usually available to our children. Most of these clubs are run by members of staff who give up their spare time. There is no charge for these clubs. Those run by professional coaches will incur a charge.

After-School Club Year Group Comments
Boys football Y5/6  
Girls football Y4/5/6  
Andy Tucker football Y1-6 Outside coach
Cheltenham Town FC Y1-6 Outside coach
Tag Rugby Y4 Outside coach 
Rugby Club Y5/6 Outside coach
Netball Club Y5/6  
Tennis Club   Outside coach
Boys Cricket Y5/6  
Girls Cricket Y5/6  
Athletics Club Y3/4/5/6  
Rounders Club Y5/6  
Jujitsu Y1-6 Outside coach
Hockey Y5/6  
Dodgeball Y3/4/5/6 Outside  coach

Useful Documents


Cleeve Cluster Hockey Tournament (24 images)

The children had a great time at their recent hockey tournament.

Created: 14 Mar 17 12:14 | Last modified: 14 Mar 17 12:16

Cheltenham Town FC (Rob Cruse Cup) Tournament (3 images)

BCPA were 4th overall in the tournament - certificates and autographs presented by Cheltenham Town FC captain Aaron Downes.

Created: 11 Jan 17 12:39 | Last modified: 11 Jan 17 12:43

Sports Hall Athletics (11 images)

Some of our sporting superstars enjoyed a variety of sporting activities at Cleeve sports hall.

Created: 13 Dec 16 10:06 | Last modified: 13 Dec 16 10:09

A day out at Gloucester Rugby Club (9 images)

On Saturday 19th November 12 of our Y4/5 children were lucky enough to spend the day at Gloucester Rugby Club. They had a tour, played in a mini tournament and made a guard of honour for the Gloucester players as they ran onto the pitch to play Wasps. An amazing day all round.

Created: 6 Dec 16 12:39 | Last modified: 7 Dec 16 09:38

B Team Football vs Grangefield (6 images)

A selection of photos of our B team playing football against Grangefield School

Created: 6 Dec 16 12:24 | Last modified: 6 Dec 16 12:31

Cross Country at Cleeve School (6 images)

We are very proud of our cross country stars

Created: 6 Dec 16 12:17 | Last modified: 6 Dec 16 12:22

Celebrating with Cheltenham Town FC (18 images)

A representative from Cheltenham Town FC bought the National League trophy into school to show to the children in assembly.

Created: 16 May 16 11:47 | Last modified: 16 May 16 11:58

Power2Inspire 1 km Sponsored Run 2016 (45 images)

The whole school took part in a sponsored run for charity as part of Healthy Living Week.

Created: 10 May 16 11:46 | Last modified: 10 May 16 11:54

Skipping Workshops 2016 (34 images)

The children from both Key Stages took part in a whole day skipping workshop.

Created: 10 May 16 11:33 | Last modified: 10 May 16 11:44

County Rugby Finals - April 2016 (8 images)

Well done to all of our pupils who took part in the County Rugby finals at Hartbury.

Created: 4 May 16 12:06 | Last modified: 4 May 16 12:07

Visit from Ronaldog! (23 images)

We were delighted to have a visit from Cheltenham celebrity Ronaldog!

Created: 27 Apr 16 11:20 | Last modified: 27 Apr 16 11:25

Flying Squad - Cheltenham Town FC (11 images)

Some of our pupils who have represented the school in football matches were invited to form a guard of honour at a recent Cheltenham Town FC match.

Created: 27 Apr 16 11:16 | Last modified: 27 Apr 16 11:18

Cross Country (17 images)

Year 5 & 6 children taking part in a Cross Country tournament

Created: 14 Oct 15 10:14 | Last modified: 14 Oct 15 10:16

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