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We pride ourselves, not only in the sporting facilities we offer at Cleves, but also our overall provision. All pupils at Cleves spend at least two hours a week taking part in physical education. This includes one indoor session and one outdoor session per week. Indoor sessions include gymastics, dance, fitness and indoor team games such as badminton, basketball and indoor athletics. Outdoor sessions take place on the field and playground and include sports such as football, rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, rounders and athletics. 

In September 2015 we were proud to be awarded the Gold School Games Mark for the third year running. This not only recognises the large numbers of children who participate in competitive sport at Cleves but also celebrates the sporting provision at the school and in particular the number of extra curricular clubs children at Cleves participate in. A fantastic achievement.

Extra Curricular Sport

We have an extensive range of extra curricular sports clubs which take place before school, at lunchtime and after school. For more information on these please visit our clubs and community page on our website.

School Teams

Cleves School takes part in many inter-school sports events. We have a reputation in the area for always producing teams of a high standard, both physically and in terms of their sportsmanship. The children who represent the school take pride in what they do and there is often strong competition to make a team. These teams are run by school staff who put in extra work to support these children. We have recently set up a house system at Cleves which aims to increase even more the number of intra-school competitions that take place during the school year. 

Football Trip to the Netherlands

Every May, Cleves runs a football trip to The Netherlands. Around 60 children travel to Holland to enter a football competition with entrants from all over Europe. These boys and girls make up 6 teams who always compete strongly and we often come back with a number of trophies.


Children attend swimming lessons in year 5 if they cannot swim at least 25m or meet the new National Curriculum requirements.