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 Swimming 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:
Health Related Fitness (HRF)
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
- Fitness and Wellbeing Suite
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.
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:
|Isola and Serre Chevalier, France||Skiing||February 2020|
|Barcelona, Spain||Rugby and Netball||February 2019|
|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
|Prato Nervoso, Italy||Skiing||February 2014|
|Matla||Football and Hockey||October 2012|