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Cloverlea Primary School
P.E Mission Statement
      At Cloverlea Primary School we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe, engaging and supportive environment, is a significant factor in developing our children’s physical competence and confidence, team work and social skills. We promote physical fitness, the progression of key skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. We aim to give a stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experience. Children work as individuals, in pairs or take part in group activities. During creative and competitive situations they are encouraged to use their improvisation and problem-solving skills.

      All pupils experience 2 hours curriculum time P.E per week, alongside a range of extra-curricular sporting activities and a promotion of competitive sports through the Trafford School Sport Partnership. P.E lessons throughout the year include: Invasion Games, Net and Wall Games, Striking and Fielding Games, Athletics, Dance and Gymnastics and Swimming.  Extra-Curricular Clubs include: Hockey, Multiskills, Badminton, TAG Rugby, Basketball, Archery, Running and Fitness Judo, Dance, Gymnastics, Cricket, Dodgeball and Football. 


At Cloverlea Primary School, we enable children to:
• Be confident and competent in a range of physical activities
• Understand how physical activity, fitness and long term health are related
• Work as an individual, in a group or as part of a team
• Plan, practice, perform and evaluate work to improve physical performance
• Understand what is a safe activity and consider the safety of those around them
• Perform the activity to the best of their ability and feel proud of their accomplishments
• Have a positive attitude to physical education and enjoy participating

Cloverlea Primary will receive approximately £8900 per academic year, as part of the Sports Premium Allocation. We will use this funding to enhance Teaching and Learning; Enjoyment and Engagement for pupils and Competitive School Sport. 


Impact Statement 2016-2017

The Sports Premium Grant has helped to:


Increase participation in school sport

  • 100% attendance at inter-school competitions/festivals Y1-6
  • Implementation of before and after school sports clubs
  • Intra-house competitions during curriculum PE
  • Offering a wide variety of sports, both in curriculum and OSH, to engage more pupils
  • Aviva Sale Sharks 'Tackling Numbers' programme 
  • Plan and deliver a School Sports Week


Improve the quality of teaching of PE:

  • Courses - Maths of Day CPD workshop, PE lead, Nov 16   - Primary Orienteering CPD workshop, PE lead, Jan 17 - EYFS 'Move With' CPD Workshop, Nursery/Reception Feb 17 - I Move Dance Workshop, Year 3, March 17
  • School Grounds mapped for orienteering and high quality resources received
  • Termly PE Subject Leader Meetings/Workshops


Encourage children to lead Healthy Active Lifestyles:

  • MAD Fitness FAN (Fitness and Nutrition) sessions
  • Participate in Trafford STEPs Challenge
  • Access to '5 a day' online resources
  • Tesco Eat Happy project (Y4)


Sports Club Timetable - Spring 2017

* No Tag Rugby Club on Wednesday 1st March due to Parents' Evening

* No Tag Rugby Club on Wednesday 29th March due to Year 3/4 production


Please make a careful note of the above exceptions. 


Yr Groups





PE & Sports Hub



8.00am – 8.45am


Infant Multiskills




3.20 – 4.20pm



PE & Sports Hub





Girls Football

Sale Sports Club





Front Field


PE & Sports Hub




8.00 – 8.45am


Tag Rugby

Altrincham FC




Front Field/Junior Playground

Soccerwise Football




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Ice Skating

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Bubble Football June 2017

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AFC - TAG Rugby coaching 2017

Aviva - Sale Sharks - Tackling Numbers 2017

Indoor Football Competition March 2017

Football team - Girls

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Hockey Team 2016 - 2017

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Cross Country 2016-2017

Foundation Stage Stretch-n-Grow 2016-2017

Visit from Manchester Storm Ice Hockey players

Year 3 Quick Stocks Hockey Festival - October 2016

Triathlon - St Ambrose College - May 2016

Tri-Golf Festival - BTH - May 2016

Y5 Sportshall Athletics - January 2016

Cloverlea's Dance Group - Trafford Winter Dance Festival Dec 2015

Cloverlea's Dance Group - Trafford Winter Dance Festival Dec 2015 1

Cloverlea's Fantastic Cross Country Team

Tae Kwondo Assembly and Taster Sessions - Nov 2015

Mad Fitness

Sainsbury's School Games - Gold Award

July 2015

Cloverlea Primary has been awarded Gold Level in the Sainsbury's School Games Kitemark for their efforts in promoting curriculum and competitive sport during the academic year of 2014-15. In order to achieve this level, we have to provide all pupils with 2 hours of curriculum PE per week and have a vast array of after-school sports club on offer. We have to prove that we have a commitment to competitive school sport. We have evidence this by holding half-termly inter-house competitions, which have been run by the curriculum sports coaches. We have also ensured that each year group has attended a competitive Trafford event. We competed in a wide variety of sports this year: cross-country, football, netball, swimming, lacrosse, hockey, dodgeball, multiskills - to name but a few. We've also entered B and C teams in many of these events. This is a fantastic achievement, particularly for a one form entry school. A massive congratulations to all pupils and staff for their huge enthusiasm towards sport. We must also thank Mrs Rickels for her tireless efforts in promoting sport and sporting values across the school. 

Sainsbury's School Games Kitemark - Gold Award!

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Sainsbury's School Games - Wheelchair Basketball

Stretch 'N Grow - EYFS children are enjoying their Stretch 'N Grow classes that will run for the course of the Autumn Term 2015

Junior Sports Day - July 2015

EYFS & Infants Sports Day - July 2015

Wellington Rounders Champions 2015

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Wellington Rounders Match Report

Y3 Multiskills - June 2015

Kwik Circket Festival

Sue Smith - Athlete Mentor Visit

Pupils were delighted to welcome Sue Smith, Doncaster Belles and former England footballer to school on Thursday 30th April. Sue talked to all pupils in an assembly about her career, her accomplishments, her inspirations and motivations for becoming involved in football and also about how to deal with setbacks on your way to achieving your goals and ambitions. The assembly was hugely inspiring and pupils were very keen to ask Sue questions at the end. After that, a selection of very lucky pupils were chosen to take part in a football session with Sue, which they also thoroughly enjoyed.  An fabulous experience, the memories of which will hopefully stay with them for a very long time to come. 

Sue Smith - Athlete Mentor Visit

Cloverlea's Sponsored Keep Fit

On Friday 27th March 2015, All pupils took part in an hour's sponsored keep fit in order to raise funds to purchase another set of iPads. Below are some photographs/videos (watch out for Mr Linnett doing the Conga!). The pupils really enjoyed themselves. Thank you for your continued support. 

Y2 Multiskills Festival - Altrincham Leisure Centre - March 2015

Trafford Monthly Sporting Values Competition

Cloverlea are proud winners of Trafford's February Sporting Values Competition. Trafford Sports' Partnership asked schools to submit entries to evidence how they demonstrate the Olympic Value of 'Respect' in their school. We made a powerpoint about the fundraising we'd done to honour the memory of Mr McCartney. We evidenced that we showed respect by raising money for the memorial benches that are now in each playground; having a commemorative assembly for his family; planting a memory tree and renaming our inter-house football competition 'The Keith McCartney Cup.' Well done to all at Cloverlea for showing that the value of respect is embedded in all that we do. 

 As a prize for winning this competition, we are hosting a visit from Sue Smith (England Footballer) on Thursday 30th April. Sue will give a presentation in an assembly, giving the children a chance to hear about her huge achievements in sport and the opportunity to ask questions. Afterwards, groups of pupils will have the enormous privilege of participating in a coaching session with Sue. We're delighted that she's visiting our school. 

Trafford School Sports Awards


       Cloverlea enjoyed a very successful night at the recent Trafford School Sports Awards. The event took place on Friday 28th November in the Knight's Lounge at Manchester United Football Club and was hosted by Trafford's School Games Organisers. Guests were also treated to an inspirational speech by Tim Baillie MBE - a London 2012 Gold Medalist (Canoeing) who talked about the 'Being the Best You can Be.' 

      Cloverlea Primary were officially awarded our Sainsbury's School Games Silver Mark in recognition of the level of curriculum time PE; out of hours PE and competitive sport that we offer. We were also shortlisted in 3 categories for which we received a Special Recognition Award. These first of these categories was 'Team of the Year' in which the girls' swimming team were recognised for their amazing achievement of winning the Greater Manchester Games. The second category was for a 'Cross Curricular Approach to PE'. We were shortlisted for this award for our work during the Commonwealth Games in which we took part in a Commonwealth Baton relay, organised a Baton Competition and performed a whole-school opening ceremony to our celebrations. The final category was for demonstrating an 'Outstanding Commitment to Competitive School Sport.' This was in recognition of the improvement in sports provision during 2013-14 i.e. the introduction of before school clubs and more after school clubs, the implementation of a hockey and cross country team and the fact that we enter every single event we can possibly attend. No mean feat for a small Primary School. 

       Finally, Mrs Rickels was shortlisted for 'School Sport Champion of the Year'. This award is in recognition for the hard work that goes into organising and delivering all aspects of school PE. We're delighted to announce that Mrs Rickels was deemed the overall winner of this award, beating 7 other shortlisted finalists to this well deserved honour. 

Well done team Cloverlea. Onwards and upwards!


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Greater Manchester Poetry Final - The National Football Museum

Lucy Spark - Trafford's Winning Entry in the Greater Manchester Poetry Competition - National Football Museum

Lucy Spark - Trafford's Winning Entry in the Greater Manchester Poetry Competition - National Football Museum 1

Cloverlea Commonwealth Baton Winning Designs

Cloverlea Commonwealth Baton Winning Designs 1

Cloverlea Commonwealth Games Days

Cloverlea Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony


The pupils at Cloverlea participated in their Sports Week Opening Ceremony this morning (1st July 2014). We are following the theme of the Commonwealth Games that are taking place in Glasgow in a couple of weeks. Each class represented their chosen countries by making flags and performing dances. It was a wonderful way to start our Sports Week. Both Key Stages will also enjoy a morning of Commonwealth Games inspired activities, such as dancing, Boccia, Fencing and Athletics. These mornings will be run by coaches from Sport Trafford. We hope that the pupils are feeling suitably inspired to be the very best they can be. 

Cloverlea Girls Win Greater Manchester Swimming Gala!!

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Swimming Gala


Our boys' and girls' swimming teams (Year 4 and 5) enjoyed great success in the recent Trafford Primary School Swimming Gala held at Sale Leisure Centre on Friday 7th February. Both teams performed very well in a competition that included teams from seventeen Trafford Primary Schools. Our girls' team won the girls' event outright and therefore, they have been invited to take part in the all Manchester swimming competition at the Greater Manchester School Games held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on Tuesday 1st April 2014. The girls are now experiencing some preparatory practice sessions for the girl's team in March leading up to the competition. Well done the girls!

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Winter Olympic Festival

Our school Year 6 pupils, along with teams from nine other local Trafford primary schools,  took part in the Trafford Winter Olympics Festival at the Altrincham 'Silver Blades' ice rink on Wednesday 12th February 2014. This was the culmination of a new sporting project which started in November 2013, consisting of all the children in Year 6 having access to ice skating lessons for a six week period before Christmas, followed by specialist coaching for the selected Cloverlea team in ice hockey, speed skating and other 'ice events'. Year 6 had a super day out at the Winter Olympics Festival and our competitors in the ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating performed extremely well. Our speed skaters came back with a medal each to the delight of the supportive crowd.