Sport

Exercise, team work and competition should form part of every child’s life. We are passionate about sport at Clifton High School. From our talented team of sports teachers to our first-class facilities, our breadth of after School clubs to our action-packed timetable of sporting fixtures, you will be impressed by the wealth of sport on offer at Clifton High School.

Our ‘Sports Podium’ programme supports our pupils who have county, national and international honours in sports ranging from rugby, hockey and cricket to synchronised swimming. Unique sporting partnerships with Bristol Rugby, the University of Bristol and Henleaze Swimmming Club provide our pupils with outstanding coaching and player pathway opportunities from participation up to international standard.

Every boy and girl is encouraged to get involved; our sporting provision is broad and inclusive so there should be something for everyone whether you are a team sport player or prefer something a little different.

The sports currently on offer are:

Lessons

Clubs

Athletics

Cricket

Circuit Training

Dance

Football

Gymnastics

Health Related Fitness (HRF)

Hockey

Netball

Parkour

Personal Survival

Rounders

Rugby

Swimming

Table Tennis

Tennis

Volleyball

Water Polo

Archery

Badminton

Basketball

Climbing

Fencing

Football

Gymnastics

Hockey

Netball

Rugby

Squash

Skiing

Synchronised Swimming

Taekwondo

Tennis

Trampolining

Water Polo

Volleyball

 

Facilities - On site

  • 25m indoor heated swimming pool with spectators gallery
  • Gymnasium with trampolining and tumble track equipment
  • Indoor bouldering and climbing wall
  • Grassed lawn
  • Floodlit multi use games area (MUGA) for tennis, netball, basketball, football and other court sports
  • Dance studio
  • Brand new Strength and Conditioning Room

Facilities at Coombe Dingle

Clifton High School is part-owner of the Coombe Dingle Sports Complex alongside the University of Bristol and it is our home ground. Our pupils can make use of the following facilities:

  • Fourteen indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Netball courts
  • Two floodlit artificial astroturf pitches
  • One floodlit 3G football and rugby pitch
  • Grass football and rugby pitches
  • Cricket pitches and cricket nets
  • Rounders and softball pitches
  • Grass athletics track

Timetabled sports lessons

Year 1: Three timetabled sessions of sport per week including swimming, physical education and games.

Years 2-6: Three timetabled sessions of sport per week. Swimming and physical education take place at School and games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle.

Years 7 and 8: Three hours of sport per week. Games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle.

Years 9-11: Four hours of sport per fortnight. Games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle.

Years 12 and 13: Two hours of sport per week. Games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle.

Fixtures

Regular sporting fixtures start in Year 3 with occasional tournaments for younger children. Fixtures take place during the week or on a Saturday morning. Swimming galas are usually held after School. We have a very busy schedule of fixtures across the year groups with between fifteen and twenty scheduled each week. To find out more about our sports fixtures click here.

Events, trips and tours

Sports Day takes place in the Summer Term at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex and House tournaments are held at the end of each term. Outstanding sports men and women are recognised with awards at the Rose Day Service each year. Our Talented in Sport pupils travel to Bath University to participate in extensive sessions run by World Class coaches and learn how to develop into elite athletes. We are keen to make the most of the social and cultural opportunities that arise from playing sport and have arranged many overseas trips and tours:

Location

Sport

Date

Serre Chevalier, France Skiing February 2018
Lisbon, Portugal Football and Hockey February 2017
Sunday River, USA Skiing February 2016

Barbados

Cricket and Netball

February 2015

Les Deux Alpes, France

Independent Schools Ski and
Snowboard championships

December 2014

Prato Nervoso, Italy

Skiing

February 2014

Malta Football and Hockey October 2012