- Facilities & Coombe Dingle
- Sports Podium
- Sports Partnerships
- Curricular & Extra Curricular Opportunities
Details of Sports Fixtures and Match Results can now be found on our new sports portal:
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
- Health and Wellbeing Suite
In partnership with the University of Bristol. Clifton High School makes extensive use of the University's nearby Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, providing pupils with access to comprehensive facilities and a home ground for school sports fixtures.
2017 saw the completion of a £3million development of the Coombe Dingle site, including renovation and further development of its all-weather pitches, restoration of the pavillion and a new changing room block.
- 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
Coombe Dingle are in the process of developing and constructing an outdoor Ski Ramp, which is set for completion 2020/2021.
The Clifton High School Sports Podium programme has been developed in order to support the development of pupils identified on our Talented in Sport register. The Sports Podium comprises of monthly seminars aimed at increasing the knowledge of our pupils on a number of academic processes surrounding Physical Education.
Pupils from Years 4-13 also have the opportunity to attend Sport Science and Elite Performance days, uniquely delivered to Clifton High School pupils at Bath University and the University of Bristol.
At Clifton High School we have developed enriching partnerships with the University of Bristol and Henleaze Performance Swimming Club. The partnerships are aimed at facilitating the very best sporting opportunities for our pupils in a number of different sports.
University of Bristol
As well as sharing nearby Coombe Dingle Sports Complex with the University of Bristol, Clifton High has also established a number of sporting partnerships with the University, that run throughout the School. A comprehensive tennis partnership provides pupils with pathways into elite tennis coaching. There are ten tennis clubs a week, 3 county development squads, curricular tennis delivered by the specialist coaches to Nursery Pre-School to Year 2 children. A hockey partnership is also in place, allowing our players access to university coaches and offering pathways into the University's adult sports clubs.
This highly productive partnership allows effective collaboration in developing the sporting opportunities available to Clifton High pupils and continues to promote participation up to international honours level.
Henleaze Performance Swimming Club
Clifton High also has a unique partnership with Henleaze Performance Swimming Club that allows pupils access to the Club's outstanding coaches every day of the week. Swimming classes are aimed at pupils in Year 4 and above and Clifton High School is quickly developing a reputation as one of the best swimming schools in the region. Under the instruction of Henleaze coaches, pupils can choose to learn at participation level via the School's extra-curricular club provision, and significantly as part of our elite squad which trains every evening with Henleaze Swimming Club coaches, by invitation.
This partnership has also improved the School's performances in water polo and biathlon, where Clifton High is currently ranked as second in the UK.
Through a close affiliation with Bristol Bears rugby team, we currently have boys from 14-18 training and playing with the academy teams.
Synchronised Swimming - Team GB
Clifton High is the affiliated school with the Team GB Synchronised Swimming team. We currently have two Sixth Form Students on the verge of qualifying for the next Olympic Games; Tokyo 2020. The team also hold training sessions and bootcamps for their swimmers who are not at the School. This partnership is helping to develop Olympic athletes of the future.
Curricular and Extra-curricular Opportunities
Exercise, team-work and competition have the potential to enrich every child’s life and at Clifton High, we are passionate about conveying the health and social benefits sport can offer our pupils. From our talented team of sports teachers to first-class facilities, the breadth of after school clubs to an action-packed timetable of sporting fixtures; families are impressed by the wealth of sport on offer at Clifton High School.
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 nearby Coombe Dingle Sports Complex.
Years 7-9: Three hours of sport per week. Games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle.
Years 10 and 11: Four hours of sport per fortnight. Games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle.
Years 12 and 13: Five hours of sport per week. Games lessons take place at Coombe Dingle. Access to Health and Wellbeing Suite on-site.
Sports lessons and clubs currently on offer:
|Health Related Fitness (HRF)||Hockey|
|Personal Survival||Synchronised Swimming|
|Table Tennis||Tumble Club|