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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 the 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 including the Area Cricket Championship at Cheltenham Cricket Club and the County Championships.  We take part in the county  Quick Stix Hockey tournament  and 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 
  • Rounders 
  • Kick Ball Rounders 
  • Quad Kids 
  • Multi-skills 

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.

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. 

Useful Documents


Tour of Britain - September 2017 (14 images)

Some KS2 children visited the Tour of Britain celebrations in Cheltenham with Mr Moss and Mr Holdaway. They competed against other local schools getting the fastest time of the day.

Created: 11 Sep 17 09:12 | Last modified: 11 Sep 17 12:39

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: 5 Sep 17 10:19

Kinball Fun (13 images)

We have been having fun at Cleeve School playing kinball

Created: 20 Jun 17 11:00 | Last modified: 5 Sep 17 09:28

Cricket at Woodmancote (24 images)

Our cricketers ahve enjoyed some time playing at Woodmancote

Created: 20 Jun 17 11:28 | Last modified: 20 Jun 17 11:30

Quadkids - May 2017 (6 images)

Some of our children took part in Quadkids sporting activities

Created: 22 May 17 10:52 | Last modified: 22 May 17 10:54

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

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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