A Culture of Opportunity
At Archbishop Cranmer we aim for all our pupils to leave our school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport and we provide opportunities for all children of all abilities to participate in a wide range of sporting activity.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in a sporting competition or festival. We have just been presented with the School Games Gold Award again!
What we have been up to...
This page will tell you all about all the sports activities we take part in including competitions and festivals. It will be updated by our Year 6 Sports Leaders. You can also check out sports news, results and more photos on our School Sports Noticeboard in the School Hall.
- It was cold and very windy at Rushcliffe Country Park but our cross country relay team showed strength, resilience and determination in their race.
- Our netball team had a brilliant afternoon of netball at Nottingham Girls High School annual netball tournament.
- We all dressed up as a favourite sports personality for Sports Relief and raised over £100!
- A great afternoon at Nottingham Trent University for the Key Stage 2 Multi-skills festival
Our fantastic Futsal girls showed great skill and determination at this evening’s festival winning 2 out of 3 games.
A fantastic performance from our Year 3/4 athletes at the Sports Hall Athletics Final.
Year 3/4 participated in the Sports Hall Athletics event. They did brilliantly and have earned a place in the final!
Archbishop Cranmer win the Rushcliffe "Team Work" Award!
- Our year 5/6 girls and boys indoor athletics team came second place in Monday evening’s final. They participated in sprint, hurdles, relay, long jump, triple jump, javelin, speed bounce to name a few!
- our amazing team won the newly introduced 'teamwork award'; as voted for by all the the other school teams. What an outstanding achievement! We certainly are a great team at Archbishop Cranmer!
- All the children in KS2 enjoyed an afternoon of professional rugby coaching thanks to Nottingham Rugby Club.
- Our Year 3/4 girls performed brilliantly at the Futsall competition winning both their matches!.
- A fantastic performance from Year 5 and 6 in the Sports Hall Athletics Heats.
- Everyone in school joined in with Joe Wicks as he led a live work-out, raising awareness for Children In Need and keeping fit at the same time!
- All of KS1 learned new dancing skills during Diwali celebration day and put on a performance for the rest of the school. Click here to see the dance.
- Everyone in school took part in our fun-run to support our local charity, Nottinghamshire Children's Hospital. We all managed lots of laps (including some parents). What perseverance and determination!
- Well done to our Year 5 & 6 footballers for a great achievement at the mini football festival on October 16.
- Fabulous sporting attitudes from our Year 3 & 4 footballers and great resilience from our Year 5 and 6 cross country relay stars!
Well done to our Year 4 and 5 girls who took part in an active morning at Holme Pierrepont Water Sports Centre playing rugby, taking part in a fun run and enjoying out door dance! Phew!
- The results are in from yesterday’s Mini Biathlon...our girls team came 2nd place out of 14 teams, and our boys team came 3rd place out of 15 teams. A huge well done to all!
- Congratulations to the Canterbury Hawks on winning the Archbishop Cranmer Sports Day 2019! We totalled the scores from Potted Sports and this afternoon's races to discover the winning team. Well done to all of the children for demonstrating such excellent teamwork today!
- We enjoyed whole school cricket managed by our sports leaders to celebrate NationalCricketWeek
- We are active in ALL subjects - including maths! Year 2 have been active in their maths lessons working in teams to work out the fraction of beanbags needed.
- The Year 4/5 Kids Quad Competition was at West Bridgford School. Our girls were amazing...sprint, long distance, mini javelin, and long jump. Thanks to parents for helping with transport and cheering on our wonderful athletes
- All KS2 enjoyed a fantastic day at Knipton for a Cricket and countryside pursuits activity day which included new experiences with orienteering and even birds of prey.
- Well done on the 18th June to Team ABC at the year 5/6 Rounders Festival...lots of fun and even the rain held off!
- Our Key Stage 2 children had lots of fun at the Boccia Tournament in Gamston. Competing against other teams they showed real team spirit and determination. Huge well done to you all
- A Year 6 ski lesson at SnoZone. Safe to say that some found it much easier than others, but the main thing was no one gave up!
- Well done to our year 3/4/5 girls and boys at the Carnarvon Annual cross country races, and congratulations to Lola who came second place in her category
- Our year 3/4 boys, demonstrated some brilliant cricket skills at the cricket festival on 14 May.
- Year 5 developed safe cycling skills with their Level 2 cycle training
- Fun times for Year 6 during the raft building challenge at Carsington Water
- Beautiful weather for the Rushcliffe Tri-Golf competition. Well done to all our year 4/5 golfers this afternoon and a huge thank you to parents for helping.
- Year 3 and 4 enjoyed Kwik Cricket sessions in more super weather!
- Our year 5/6 netball girls were amazing in the Rushcliffe Hi 5 Netball Competition, winning their first two games 3-0 & 4-0 narrowly missing out on the finals after their third game. Well done girls.
- A brilliant performance at this evening’s year 5/6 Handball Festival at South Nottinghamshire Academy on April 2, followed by more handball for children in 3/4.
Notts Forest/Notts FA Football tournament - Finals
Our amazing ABC 6-aside football team played some fantastic football, never stopped believing or battling and finished 6th in this very competitive finals tournament - Well done boys!
Carnarvon X-Country competition - 22/5/18
Seventeen of our ABC runners raced in the Carnarvon School X-Country event in very hot conditions - every one did their absolute best making us all incredibly proud! Davis Baker (Yr 3) returned with a very special medal for coming 2nd in his race - Congratulations Davis!
Inter-school Netball competition - 2018
Our ABC netball players teamed up with players from Carnarvon and Robert Miles school for a fantastic festival of netball. The teams played some great netball, everyone developed as a player, we all had fun and the sun shone - A really lovely afternoon!
Rushcliffe Schools Yr 3/4 Quikstiks Festival - 16/5/18
Our quikstiks ABC team had a fantastic evening of practising and developing their skills in games against 4 other schools - we won some, drew some and lost some and had a lot of fun!
Rushcliffe Schools KS2 Boccia Competition - 15/5/18
Our ABC Boccia team maintained focus and composure to get through to the quarter finals which we lost in what was a very close match! Congratulations on finishing 4th!
Notts Schools Table Tennis League - 3rd Fixture 24/4/18
Our ABC team had another great competitive evening of table tennis. We are currently in 2nd place in the league, but with only 4 points between us and the leaders, we have everything to play for as we head to the final fixture in June!
ABC v Carnarvon School - 19/4/18
Nottingham Forest/Notts FA U10's 6-aside Football Tournament - 18/4/18
An exciting evening at the Nottingham Forest Academy and our team won 2 games and drew the third making us winners of our group! We are through to the finals which are on the 23rd May! Congratulations Team ABC!
Rushcliffe Schools KS2 Handball Festivals - March 26th and 27th 2018
Both the Year 3/4 ABC Team and the Year 5/6 ABC Team really enjoyed their first Handball Festival - everyone developed their knowledge and skills of a really great game! We will definitely be playing more handball!
ABC v Flintham Yr 5/6 Football match - 20/3/18
6 - 1!!
Team ABC played a fantastic match against Flintham School. Both teams displayed fantastic teamwork and skills but ABC managed to score 6 goals and only conceded 1! Most importantly, everyone enjoyed it - children and spectators!
Nottingham High School Football Festival - March 9th
Our ABC football team enjoyed a great afternoon playing highly competitive football against 4 other Nottingham primary schools and didn't lose a match - what a fantastic achievement!
Yr 3/4 Sportshall Athletics Finals - Feb 15th 2018
A fantastic evening of competitive athletics against some of the larger Rushcliffe Primary Schools - A huge well done to our fantastic ABC team for finishing 4th!
Nottingham High School Primary Schools X-Country Festival - Wollaton Park on 9th Feb
Every one of our ABC team of X-Country runners from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 did themselves and us proud at Wollaton Park in this highly competitive and challenging race!
Notts Schools Table Tennis League - 2nd Fixture - 6th Feb 2018
Our ABC Table Tennis Team showed skill, passion and determination at the second fixture of this year's competitive league, finishing the evening as joint leaders with Parkdale school - A huge well done to all of you!
Rushcliffe School Games Yr 3/4 Sportshall Athletics - Jan 2018
A huge well done to our ABC team of year 3/4 athletes who won their Rushcliffe Schools Sporthall Athletics heat - a fantastic achievement to take with them to the finals to be held on February 15th!!
Rushcliffe Schools Yr 5/6 Cricket Festival - Jan 2018
Our team of cricketers had a great time practising and developing their batting and bowling skills against other Rushcliffe schools at this festival!
Rushcliffe School Games Yr 5/6 Futsal - Jan 2018
A fabulous evening of fast-paced, footballing fun with our girls ABC Futsal Team. It was fantastic to witness the development of skills and confidence with each match played!
Notts Schools X-Country League - Dec 2018
Every one of our ABC X-Country runners gave their all in a snowy and very competitive race!
Bronze Ambassador Sports Leader Training @ Trent University - Nov 28th 2017
Rushcliffe School Games Multi-sports festival - Nov 2017
Archbishop Cranmer Academy was shortlisted for the 'Dave Bullas School Games Primary Award'.
Feeling proud at the Rushcliffe Sports Awards Ceremony! Nov 2017
Rushcliffe Schools Yr3/4 Futsal Festival - Nov 20th 2017
Rushcliffe School Games Yr 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition -
Our ABC team of 5 girls and 5 boys each participated in standing long jump, triple jump, javelin, chest throw and speed bounce as well as running in several relay events against 7 other Rushcliffe schools.
Our team showed great determination, super sporting ability, fabulous team spirit and finished 3rd making us all very proud!
Nottinghamshire Schools Cross-Country League 2017/18
Oct 7th; Nov 18th 2017
Our very committed cross-country runners gave their all in this highly competitive race at Berry Hill on Saturday 7th October - awesome running by each and every one of our ABC team! A huge well done to Orla, Faith, Freya, Lottie, Ellie, Oilvia, Oli, Charlie, Matt, Alfie, Zak, Will and Arthur!
September 29th 2017 - Rushcliffe Schools Yr5/6 Rugby Festival @ West Bridgford Rugby Club 1.30-3.15pm
September 28th 2017 - Rushcliffe Schools Yr 5/6 Mini Biathlon @ West Bridgford School 4-6pm
Rushcliffe Schools Yr 5/6 Girls Fitness Day - 27/09/17
A fantastic morning of physical activity enjoyed by our team of 8 girls - all completed the 2km fun run, the orienteering activities and 30 mins of dancing!
Notts Primary Schools Table Tennis League - Runners Up!
Fabulous result for our ABC Table Tennis team - Runners up in the league!! Great teamwork and amazing performance from each of our players!
Rushcliffe School Games Boccia Event -
Tuesday 16th May 1-3pm@Gamston Community Centre.
What a great afternoon our ABC Boccia Team had playing matches against 5 other Rushcliffe Schools to qualify for the finals which they won on points. A HUGE well done to Felix, Jacob, Alistair and Henry!!
Yr 3/4 Rushcliffe School Games Quikstiks - May 10th 4-6pm at Beckett Academy. We had a fabulous afternoon of fun, playing and developing our skills in quikstiks against 4 other schools. A great big well done to Olivia N, Joshua B, Mason P, Matthew H, Lucy T and Breige L.
Nottingham Forest/Notts Schools FA U10's Tournament Finals
May 3rd 3.30-5.30pm at Nottingham Forest Training Ground.
Fantastic team work and deserved winners of the 2016-2017 Nottingham Forest/Notts Schools FA U10's 6-a-side shield
Match Report - By Arthur Dexter
On 3rd May, the Archbishop Cranmer Y5 6-a-side football team played in the Nottingham Forest / Notts Schools FA Finals tournament, having qualified in a previous tournament on 19th April. In the first 3 games we won 2-0, 3-0 and 4-0 so that meant we got through to the final where we played Bramcote Hills Primary school. After our many chances we still did not score so… we went into penalties and thanks to the best keeper in the world, Matthew Wyatt, we won because of his 3 amazing saves!
By Arthur Dexter
Rushcliffe Yr 3/4 Sportshall Athletics Event - April 20th 2017
A huge well done to our ABC team of athletes who competed and came 4th at this athletics event. Everyone not only did their best running, jumping, throwing and taking part in the relays, but most importantly they all reported having thoroughly enjoyed the whole event!
Nottingham Forest/Notts Schools FA U10's Tournament - April 19th 2017
ABC's 6-a-side U10's football team were incredibly excited to have been invited to play in this tournament held at the Nottingham Forest Academy and played 5 highly competitive games against some large city primary schools. We won 3 and drew 2 matches taking us through to the finals! Fantastic team effort - A massive well done to Charlie North, Zac Hardy, Joseph Hare-Goss, Ethan Hose, Arthur Dexter and Matthew Wyatt.
Team ABC 6-a-side U10's Football Team
Rushcliffe School Games Hi-5 Netball Competition - April 19th 2017
This was our ABC netball team's first inter-school event and the competition was incredibly tough but our team of netballers and their coach Kirsty demonstrated amazing sporting values; in particular, determination, passion and team work. Great experience to take forward to the next netball event!
Notts Schools Table Tennis League 2016/17 - Final fixture April 2017
Our ABC table tennis team had a great evening of playing challenging and tough matches against several other school! Fantastic teamwork and it was great to see our players determination as they battled for each point - well done Freya, Jess, Zac, Ethan and Arthur!
An afternoon at the English National Table Tennis Championships
.. and who did we see playing there? ABC's former pupil Hannah Ward!
KS2 Multi Skills Festival 2/3/17
A fantastic afternoon of fun and sports with Felix, Sonny, Evie M, George F, Joshua R and Harley at Lee Westwood LC. "That was such fun.. when can we do that again?" (Harley).
Year 3/4 Boys Football Festival
27th February 2017
A massive well done to our Yr 3/4 boys who braved the sleet, rain and wind and played some great football before the event had to be called off due to children literally freezing!
Yr 1/2 Team ABC having fun, doing their best and making us all proud at the Rushcliffe Sportshall Athletics event - 23/2/17
ABC Girls Football Team in the fabulous new kit!
Girls Football - Team ABC V Carnarvon School - 20/2/17
The girls played a fantastic game against Carnarvon showing skills, determination and strength - they may have lost the game but they made themselves and us very proud!
X Country County Champs 4/2/17 - Mya Edwards and Flo Sudborough
A huge congratulations and well done to Mya Edwards and Flo Sudborough who ran in the County Championships on Feb 4th at Wollaton Park representing Rushcliffe Schools. They came 30th and 31st and Rushcliffe won the event overall!
Nottinghamshire Schools Table Tennis League - Fixture 2 on Feb 2nd @ Carlton le Willows Table Tennis Centre 4-6pm
Team ABC looking and feeling great in their new table tennis kit! A fabulous evening of non-stop table tennis - we played three matches (30 games) against three schools, winning two and drawing one!
Yr 3/4 Girls Futsal - 30/01/17 @ Rushcliffe Leisure Centre 4 - 5.30pm
The Yr 3/4 girls had a great time playing futsal against 5 other schools at Rushcliffe School Sports Hall. All the girls developed their footballing skills and were inspired to play more football in the future!
Yr 5/6 Girls Futsal - 23/01/17
Team ABC Footballing girls had fabulous fun at the Rushcliffe Schools Futsal Event and remained unbeaten through the evening! All the girls developed their football skills and their confidence!
Yr 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics - 16/01/17
Our team of 10 children raced, jumped, hurdled and celebrated each others successes at the Sportshall Athletics event at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre - Fabulous sporting fun!
Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country League (2016-2017) - RESULTS!
Despite two key members of our cross country team being injured and unable to run the last race in the league on December 10th 2016, our girls team finished 4th and our boys team 5th in the league - out of the 17 Nottinghamshire schools which entered a team. Fantastic results and a huge well done to all our runners!
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - Dec 5th 2016
Well done to all our runners who gave their all and ran an amazing race! A huge congratulations to Mya Edwards and Flo Sudborough who qualified for the County Championship!
NOTTS SCHOOLS TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE - Dec 1st 2016
Our first inter-school table tennis competition and what a great event it was! Team ABC won one match and lost the other but had lots of fun, gained lots of experience .. and are already practising for the next fixture in February!
Our Sports Leaders
Our sports leaders are already implementing their action plan, which they developed following their training. They aim to inspire and engage KS1 children in a range of planned sporting games and activities which they will lead at lunchtimes. What fabulous and inspiring sports leaders!
4 Sports Ambassadors have completed their training!
Sports Hall Athletics - November 2016
A team of ten Yr 5/6 pupils competed in the Sports Hall Athletics heats at The Becket Academy in November 2016 and all participated in running, throwing, jumping and relay events. Everybody pushed themselves to try and achieve their personal best in each of the events.... and the teamwork was wonderful to see as the children supported, encouraged and celebrated with each other. Our team came 3rd in the heats and we are all looking forward to the finals on the 29th November!
Sports Hall Athletics 2016 was a fun and enjoyable experience. Everyone loved participating in all the activities. I learnt how to do a standing long jump, Florrie learnt how to do a chest push, Jessica and Mya both learnt how to do a triple jump and Charlie and Alexander both learnt how to do a speed bounce, aswell as James.
We all found our sports challenging, but we all rose to the top and achieved our goals. There were about five relay races that everyone took part in. We did extremely well and we all cheered each other on!
(Phoebe Rusby, Yr 6)
Cross Country: Sept - Dec 2016
We have competed in several cross country events this term and the drive and determination our runners have displayed has been truly awesome! In the Rushcliffe Cross Country Relay event our boys team came 8th and our girls team came 10th out of 35 teams. In the Nottinghamshire Schools Cross Country League our girls team is currently in 4th position and our boys team is in 5th position with one event remaining on the 10th December.. Go Team ABC!
We are amazing at cross-country! In 2014 we were boys Nottinghamshire Winners and in 2015 we were Nottinghamshire runners up...Bring it on 2016!
Rugby - October 2016
We took a team of Year 3/4 pupils and a team of Year 5/6 girls to the two rugby festivals held at West Bridgford RFC. All the children enjoyed some fantastic coaching from some professional Leicester Tigers rugby coaches and played lots of tag rugby. The children reported that they had learnt lots of new skills and developed their knowledge of the game ... "I learnt that I had to always pass the ball backwards" (Breige, Yr 4). "I learnt that I needed to stay behind the ball" (Mason, Yr 3). "It showed me how important teamwork is.." (Violet, Yr 4). A big thank you to Connie (Yr 6) for taking some great photos! If your child is interested in joining a Rugby Club, we have junior members at Newark RFC, Nottingham Corsairs RFC and West Bridgford RFC (which also has a girls team).
Biathlons - October 2016
We took 24 of our KS2 children to the Mini Biathlon Festivals held at West Bridgford School in October. All children swam 25m before running 400m. For some, this was their first inter-school event where they were representing our school and there were some nerves .. but all children finished smiling having done their best and all were up for doing another Biathlon! Well done to all children who took part - you did yourselves and Archbishop Cranmer proud!
ABC Boys Football Team - October 2016
Our first football match was a local derby against Carnarvon Primary School played away. Our squad of 12 Yr 5/6 boys, selected and coached by Harvey, did themselves, Harvey and Archbishop Cranmer proud in what was an incredibly close match! A last minute goal scored by Charlie North resulted in a 4-3 win to us! Fantastic football, terrific teamwork and a remarkable result - Congratulations Team ABC!
Girls Football - September 2016
The sporting calendar kicked off this term with six of our Yr 3/4 girls taking part in the Rushcliffe Schools Football Festival held at Keyworth United FC - all described feeling inspired to play more football in and/or out of school. For those interested, our School Football Club runs on Thursday lunchtimes. Our local Football Club, Aslockton Cranmers FC has several junior teams and if you're looking for a girls football team, check out Keyworth United FC.