Clavering Primary School



Developing a lifelong love of physical activity

Did you know that our intra-school competitive sport provision (as part of the Clavering Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity Programme) has been used as an example of outstanding practice by the Youth Sport Trust?

The Clavering house system enables the smooth organisation of internal competitions, particularly our nationally-recognised intra-school competitive sport programme. Within the four houses, children from Year 1 to Year 6 are divided into two separate teams (e.g. the Yellow Lions and the Green Lions). This means that competitions can run with eight teams which is more suitable (the only exception is the unusually small cohort which leaves Clavering in 2021 which competes in their standard four houses).

After each competition, points are allocated as follows:

  • First: 100 points
  • Second: 80 points       
  • Third: 60 points
  • Fourth: 50 points       
  • Fifth: 40 points
  • Sixth: 30 points
  • Seventh: 20 points
  • Eighth: 10 points

In addition, twenty points are allocated to a child who best demonstrates each Clavering Sports Value: Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Teamwork. This means that if a team wins all six values awards, they will acquire more points than are available for actually winning the competition; this is because the values are more important than winning or losing. This points structure has been highlighted as outstanding practice by the School Games programme and the Youth Sports Trust as part of the 'Reframe Competition' agenda.

Sport PAWS points for achievement in intra-school competitions (including the chosen winner for each Clavering Sports Value) are totalled separately to the ongoing house totals.

Former Lions House Captain Shay (Y6) and Vice Captain Sullivan (Y2) with the School Games Cup.