Clavering Primary School



Clavering PESSPA Programme: developing a lifelong love of physical activity

Please click on any of the links below to find out more about the Clavering Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) Programme:

Residentials (Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) (from the 'Extra-Curricular' section of our school website)

‘The physical education (PE), school sport and physical activity programme director ensures that the additional sport funding is extremely well used. There is a strong programme of competition, residential activities, and after-school clubs available to pupils. Curriculum plans are well thought through to ensure that pupils acquire the knowledge and skills required to make excellent progress.’ (Ofsted)

'I’ve never entered a school which had embedded a culture of Physical Activity more so than Clavering Primary School: a pioneer for Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) across the country, operating in a local authority with very little opportunities.' Clavering Primary School is 'a beacon of best practice for all things PE, School Sport and Physical Activity.' (Jordan Stephenson, Regional Development Officer, Youth Sport Trust)

‘In PE, study progression documents are extremely detailed. They identify precisely how activities will build upon those previously taught to enable pupils to make excellent progress.’ (Ofsted) 

'The Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) provision provided by Clavering Primary School is exceptional.' and 'It is fantastic to see how the School Games values and passion for the subject are embedded across the school and embraced by all students, members of staff and governors.' (Kate Robinson, Hartlepool School Games Organiser)

‘The highly effective PE curriculum provides an important contribution to pupils’ mental and physical well-being. It instils in pupils the importance of staying fit and healthy and the benefits of being active. This is evidenced by the wide range of after-school clubs accessed by pupils.’ (Ofsted) 

Clavering Primary School is 'a stellar example of what is possible through PESSPA' and 'there are few schools out there doing as much as Clavering; plus what is so special at Clavering is that it is embedded and led by pupils.' (Stuart Kay, Schools Director, Youth Sport Trust)

‘Playtimes are full of fun. There are lots of activities for pupils to participate in, should they wish to. Older pupils support younger pupils in their play by organising games.’ (Ofsted)