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Arches Schools get Rugby Ready in 2018
Arches Schools get Rugby Ready in 2018 Date: 18/07/2018
The Arches School Sport Partnership have this year worked together with the Sheffield Eagles and the Include foundation to bring Rugby League to over 2000 Sheffield Primary School ... Read More
Sheffield Schools Active Awards 2018 
Sheffield Schools Active Awards 2018  Date: 13/07/2018

Monday 9th July saw the first collective Sheffield Schools Active Awards delivered in partnership with the 4 Sheffield School Sport Partnerships, School Games Organisers, Sheffield City Council and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

This evening was put in place to celebrate the great work that many of our schools across Sheffield put in to making every day active for pupils, ensuring PE is at the forefront of the National Curriculum and taking part in numerous events, competitions and festivals to encourage sport for all.

There were a number of key partners across the evening as well as sponsors for each of the awards on the night. We would like to thank these sponsors as without their input the evening would not have happened. These key organisations are:

- Yorkshire Sport Foundation
- Primary PE Passport
- Yorkshire Cricket Board
- Sheffield International Venues
- Nourish Me Now
- Decathlon
- Create Development
- Totally Runable
- Move More
- Davies Sports
- Egg On Legs
- CricketKidz

The winners of this years awards and highly commended included

- Primary School of the Year Winner- Malin Bridge Primary School
- Primary School of the Year Highly Commended- Shooters Grove Primary School
- Primary School of the Year Highly Commended- Hunters Bar Primary School
- Primary PE coordinator of the Year (KS1) Winner- Ellie Sutherland- Dobcroft Inf
- Primary PE coordinator of the Year (KS2) Winner- Jo Searle- Phillimore Primary
- Primary PE coordinator of the Year (KS2) Highly Commended- Paul Ryan- Hunters Bar Jrs
- SIV Health & Wellbeing Award- Pye Bank CE Primary School
- Outstanding School Sports Crew Secondary- Westfield School
- Outstanding School Sports Crew Primary- Loxley Primary School
- Active Girls Award Winner- St John Fisher Primary School
- Active Girls Award Highly Commended- Tinsley Meadows Primary School
- Primary Targeted Project Award Winner- Eccleshall Infant School
- PE & School Sport for All Award Winner- Nether Green Junior School
- PE & School Sport for All Award Highly Commended- Wharlcliffe Side Primary 
- Upskilling Staff Award Winner- Lowfield Primary School
- Upskilling Staff Award Highly Commended- Royd Infant School
- School Games Award; Beck Primary, Athelstan Primary, St Marie's, Meersbrook Bank
- Innovation in Swimming Award Winner- Phillimore Primary School
- Leadership in an Active School Award Winner- Hazel Bell
- Leadership in an Active School Award Highly Commended- Catherine Timbers
- Secondary Targeted Project Award Winner- Birley Academy
- Secondary Sports Leader of the Year Award Winners- Hannah (Ecclesfield) & Scarlett (Westfield)

Sheffield Move More Month is a hit with Schools
Sheffield Move More Month is a hit with Schools Date: 30/06/2018
This year the Sheffield Move More Month engaged a large number of schools across the city and asked them to pledge to get all pupils active as much as possible throughout the month... Read More
Over 600 pupils perform at Arches Dance Performance Legends & Divas! 
Over 600 pupils perform at Arches Dance Performance Legends & Divas!  Date: 26/04/2018

26th April saw over 600 pupils perform in over 40 routines at the annual Arches Dance Performance. The theme this year was Legends & Divas and saw a great range of modern classics to golden oldies being danced along to.

We had a record crowd this year watching the performances as we were almost sold out of tickets at both the afternoon and the evening performance.

The Dance Performance is a chance for all of our schools and even some local dance schools to perform to parents, carers and over 700 people at once at the Octagon Theatre in the city centre. 

A big well done should go to all of the pupils who performed throughout the afternoon performance and the evening and although some a little nervous at first, they overcame any concerns they may have had and performed fantastically.

A big congratulations also to the school teachers, dance coaches and everyone else who was involved in putting together routines, outfits and props for the dances on the night. It was clear to see how much effort had gone in prior to the day.

Arches Schools win Sheffield Handball Finals
Arches Schools win Sheffield Handball Finals Date: 25/04/2018
A long handball season for our schools has come to an end in April with both the Sheffield Y3/4 and Sheffield Y5/6 Finals taking place at Forge Valley School and Parkwood Academy a... Read More
Sheffield Schools Active Programme 2017/2018
Sheffield Schools Active Programme 2017/2018 Date: 31/10/2017
This academic year the 4 School Games Organisers and SSP/ Networks across the city are advocating a focus for schools each half term looking at developing the Active 30 minutes tar... Read More
Leadership Academy Launch 2017
Leadership Academy Launch 2017 Date: 29/10/2017
We see the importance of varied roles in sport across all stages and annually run the Arches Leadership Academy for dedicated pupils and students across both Primary and Secondary ... Read More
Football Frenzy in the First Half Term
Football Frenzy in the First Half Term Date: 26/10/2017
As the football season kicked off for Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United in early august we have used this first half term to deliver a wide range of football activities acr... Read More
Curling Champions- St Mary’s Catholic Primary
Curling Champions- St Mary’s Catholic Primary Date: 20/10/2017
We kicked the winter off in style this half term with our Curling Competition at Ice Sheffield targeted at KS2 Pupils with special education needs and/ or disabilities. 8 school te... Read More
Sheffield Primary PE & Sport Conference 2017
Sheffield Primary PE & Sport Conference 2017 Date: 27/09/2017
The 4th annual Sheffield Primary PE and School Sport Conference this year took place on the 27th September 2017 at Hillsborough Stadium. This year’s theme was linked with Phy... Read More
Arches Schools Going for Gold
Arches Schools Going for Gold Date: 01/09/2017
Schools in the United Kingdom have the opportunity to apply for a School Games Mark Award on an annual basis to celebrate the hard work and dedication that takes place throughout t... Read More
Arches Schools Tumble in to County Finals
Arches Schools Tumble in to County Finals Date: 27/03/2017
We were straight back in to the competition pathways for the city after the half term break and had our KS2 Key Steps Gymnastics Festival at Notre Dame Catholic High School. With t... Read More
Primary PE Pledge for Sheffield
Primary PE Pledge for Sheffield Date: 28/02/2017
The Arches SSP, alongside other key startegic partners such as Sheffield City Council, Move More and Sheffield Hallam University have worked with a group of key headteachers to dev... Read More
Gifted & Talented Young Athletes Camp
Gifted & Talented Young Athletes Camp Date: 24/02/2017
Febraury half term brought the opportunity for schools to send a number of pupils deemed to be gifted and talented in sport, or their chosen sport, to a day of activity held at For... Read More
Hallam Students get Arches Schools Active Through Events Week!
Hallam Students get Arches Schools Active Through Events Week! Date: 17/02/2017
For a number of years the Arches School Sports Partnership has been working closely with Sheffield Hallam University and supporting the sports students with their studies of partic... Read More
Sheffield Change 4 Life Champion's in your school!
Sheffield Change 4 Life Champion's in your school! Date: 31/01/2017
The Arches SSP this year hosted the Sheffield Change 4 Life Champions Training session at Forge Valley School and asked a number of schools to bring children to be trained as Chang... Read More
SEND Curling Festival at Ice Sheffield
SEND Curling Festival at Ice Sheffield Date: 24/01/2017
The Arches SSP have this year added a number of events and competitions to our calendar that are targeted at pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. These pupils may... Read More
Sports Hall Athletics Finals showcase Sheffield's Talent
Sports Hall Athletics Finals showcase Sheffield's Talent Date: 12/01/2017
January 2017 saw the Sheffield City Finals for the Primary and Secondary Sports Hall Athletics Programme and they did not disappoint with regards to the standard of  the athle... Read More
Record number of Year 4 Basketball Entries!
Record number of Year 4 Basketball Entries! Date: 31/12/2016
This years Year 4 Basketball programme has been bigger than ever with 27 Schools competing across 4 separate events for a chance to progress through to the city final which will ta... Read More
Olympic Fever hits the Sheffield Trampoline Competition
Olympic Fever hits the Sheffield Trampoline Competition Date: 05/12/2016
The Sheffield School Games Next Steps Trampoline Competition has been growing and growing over the last couple of years, and with Bryony Page winning an Olympic Silver this year, t... Read More
Boccia Event is a success for SEND Pupils
Boccia Event is a success for SEND Pupils Date: 02/12/2016
A fantastic morning was had at Hinde House Secondary School as schools put forward their Boccia teams to compete against each other for a chance to be crowned the Arches SSP Champi... Read More
Ecclesfield Cluster Extra Competitive 
Ecclesfield Cluster Extra Competitive  Date: 01/12/2016
This year a number of schools in the Ecclesfield Cluster of Primary Schools have signed up to an additional service from ourselves to provide their pupils with more opportunity for... Read More
School Games Regional Award Winner!
School Games Regional Award Winner! Date: 28/10/2016
The Arches School Sport Partnership are very proud to have our very own Adam Fuller named as a regional winner for developing club sport for the last academic year. This includes d... Read More
IceSheffield Boom is a hit with Forge Valley Students!
IceSheffield Boom is a hit with Forge Valley Students! Date: 21/10/2016
Due to a fantastic partnership with Sheffield International Venues and IceSheffield, Forge Valley School were chosen, through the Arches School Sport Partnership, to be part of a p... Read More
53 Teams at Arches Primary Football Events!
53 Teams at Arches Primary Football Events! Date: 20/10/2016
Our Primary 5 a side football Festivals have this year had a record number of school entries, so much so that we had to split the boys and girls in to separate events completely.&n... Read More
Junior Cycling Sessions at Forge Valley
Junior Cycling Sessions at Forge Valley Date: 20/10/2016
Working with Links School Sport Partnership and Cycle Experience we have this year put on 5 weeks of Junior Cycling at Forge Valley's Cycle Circuit to see if there would be any int... Read More
Fir Vale Win Penalty Shootout and Crowned City Champions
Fir Vale Win Penalty Shootout and Crowned City Champions Date: 06/10/2016
Concord Sports Centre played host to the Sheffield Y7 Boys 5-a-sode competition on Thursday 6th October where the cold weather did not affect the atmosphere or the efforts of 19 se... Read More
Marlcliffe Awarded Again for PE and School Sport Dedication
Marlcliffe Awarded Again for PE and School Sport Dedication Date: 03/10/2016
Marlcliffe Primary School were again rewarded for the hard work that they put in to PE and School Sport by being nominated for two awards at the Sheffield Star Education Awards for... Read More
Arches Leadership Academy- Back With a Bang!
Arches Leadership Academy- Back With a Bang! Date: 30/09/2016
This half term has seen the return of the Arches Leadership Academy across schools in the north of the city. Students from Forge Valley, Ecclesfield, Hinde House and Parkwood Acade... Read More
Arches Schools Going for Gold!
Arches Schools Going for Gold! Date: 30/09/2016
The application window for the School Games Mark closed at the end of September with a large majority of Sheffield Schools applying against the national criteria for the PE and Sch... Read More
Sheffield Primary PE Conference 2016
Sheffield Primary PE Conference 2016 Date: 29/09/2016
Thursday 29th September brought the 3rd annual Sheffield Primary PE and Sport Conference at Hillsborough Stadium. This event was ran by the Sheffield School Sport Partnership Netwo... Read More
Hallam FM Games 2016
Hallam FM Games 2016 Date: 20/09/2016
Through our partnership with SIV, we were able to this year work closely with Hallam FM and their sponsors to put on an event for 400 KS1 pupils across the city of Sheffield. Worki... Read More
Arches Race 4 Life Project 2016
Arches Race 4 Life Project 2016 Date: 01/08/2016
Working in partnership with the Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Race 4 Life UK the Arches School Sport Partnership were able to this year provide an opportunity for over 90 Secondar... Read More
Arches Sports Awards 2016
Arches Sports Awards 2016 Date: 11/07/2016
Tuesday 11th July 2016 brought a fantastic opportunity for the Arches School Sport Partnership to celebrate a fantastic year in sport across our schools in Sheffield with our Schoo... Read More
Arches Schools visit England Test Match
Arches Schools visit England Test Match Date: 20/05/2016
6 Arches Schools were lucky enough to get the chance to visit Headingley Stadium as England took to the field to beat Sri Lanka over the first two days of the test match series. On... Read More
Arches Creative Writing Competition
Arches Creative Writing Competition Date: 29/04/2016
As well as physical skills and developing sport the Arches SSP, there are a number if competitions and events that try to engage other school subjects and children that do not nece... Read More
Marlcliffe Win PE and Sport Award
Marlcliffe Win PE and Sport Award Date: 28/04/2016
It is clear to see that there is some fantastic work going on across the Arches SSP schools to develop the level of high quality PE and School Sport. Many of our schools are showin... Read More
Arches Schools are Blogging Brilliant!
Arches Schools are Blogging Brilliant! Date: 28/04/2016
As part of the national School Games initiative schools are asked to blog online as to what they are doing in line with PE and sport. This process allows teachers to provide inform... Read More
Alternative Activity Day- Ice Sheffield
Alternative Activity Day- Ice Sheffield Date: 20/04/2016
Due to an ongoing partnership with Sheffield International Venues we were this year able to provide a number of schools with the opportunity to visit IceSheffield and take part in ... Read More
The Hucklow Half Marathon with Mike TuckĀ 
The Hucklow Half Marathon with Mike TuckĀ  Date: 15/04/2016

For Sports Relief 2016 Hucklow Primary School wanted to make a big push on raising some money that could be used to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. Through using local links with the Arches School Sports Partnership Hucklow were able to host a big name star to join in within the day’s festivities. 

Every year group within the school ran 1 mile. With two form entry, Hucklow were able to achieve 13miles of running shared between the whole school including staff, pupils and VIP guests. Many children, particularly the younger year groups, found this challenging and struggled with maintaining a steady pace, but with the support of their friends and teachers the school were able to work as a team and help each other to complete the full mile!

Mike Tuck, Captain of The Sheffield Sharks Basketball team, was a big support for the Year 4 classes as he ran a mile with them, encouraging and motivating them to keep going, even challenging some of the children to keep up with him.

Matt Hardwick who organised the day said

“It was great to have Mike in school. He was fantastic with the children and I really felt like he inspired them.”

After a long hard run Mike Tuck delivered an inspirational presentation on his journey through Basketball and how following your dreams and working hard to achieve them is vital in getting what you want from life. All children watched on in awe at viewing videos of Mike in action and asked insightful questions about his journey through sport.

As a special treat for the Y4 Boys Basketball Team, Mike Tuck headed outside to the Basketball hoop and shot some baskets with them, showed off some of the trickier skills and played some 1 on 1 with the children. One pupil quoted “today was the best ever, it was so much fun with Mike and I won’t forget what he said to me in his talk and I really want to work hard to get better”

 Mike Tuck has stated…

“What an amazing day for Sport Relief! Couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids to work with. They were truly inspirational. Working with and representing the Wosskow Brown Foundation allows me to go into schools and do things like this, I’m very lucky to be in this position. I hope that my message of hard work to achieve your dreams stuck with them and that perhaps I’ve help inspire the next rising star out of Sheffield! I’d like to thank Hucklow Primary and Arches School Sport Partnership for having me.”

The day was a complete success at raising money for Sports Relief, as well as inspiring the children of Sheffield to uptake more sport and working hard to achieve your goals.

Arches Dance Performance 2016
Arches Dance Performance 2016 Date: 14/04/2016

April brought our annual Dance Performance at the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield. This year we had approximately 600 pupils and students participate across the two sessions from year 1 pupils, through to year 10 secondary schools students.

 The level of Dance that was showcased was fantastic and it was apparent all of the hard work that the children and teachers had put in to practice routines prior to the event. It was great to see so many parents and grandparents supporting the performances and even getting involved in Mexican waves and chanting. 

 

Our raffle was supported by a number of our partners who include Sheffield Eagles, Sheffield United, Sheffield Sharks, SIV, the Sheffield City Trust, Yorkshire Cricket Board and many many more. 

To see some of the action that took place see our galleries section

Handballs Big Impact on Sheffield Schools
Handballs Big Impact on Sheffield Schools Date: 23/03/2016
The fastest growing sport in Sheffield Schools has this year developed even further with a number of competitions increasing the amount of children taking part. This academic year ... Read More
Winter School Games County Finals
Winter School Games County Finals Date: 23/03/2016
March brought the Level 3 Winter South Yorkshire School Games Finals at the EIS Sheffield where teams from Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster came together to compete in ... Read More
Record Number of Schools Jumping for Gymnastics
Record Number of Schools Jumping for Gymnastics Date: 20/02/2016
The Arches SSP have this year worked in partnership with Links SSP to offer an enormous festival of gymnastics at Note Dame Catholic High School. With so many entries from school t... Read More
Sports Hall Athletics Season is Another Win
Sports Hall Athletics Season is Another Win Date: 05/02/2016
The Sportshall Athletics competition framework in Sheffield came to an end for this academic year in half term 3. The event saw the Primary Finals take place at the EIS with two Ar... Read More
Sports Hall Athletics Season is well underway!
Sports Hall Athletics Season is well underway! Date: 21/11/2015
The Sports Hall Athletics season has well and truly started in Sheffield with all four School Games Areas developing numerous competitions, leading to the city finals in January. T... Read More
New Trampoline Sessions- Forge Valley Flyers
New Trampoline Sessions- Forge Valley Flyers Date: 31/10/2015
The Arches School Sport Partnership have utilised our position in schools to find out what children within Forge Valley Secondary and the local surrounding primary schools, maybe i... Read More
Sheffield Schools Jumping for Joy in Skipping Project
Sheffield Schools Jumping for Joy in Skipping Project Date: 23/10/2015
Working in close partnership with Activity Sheffield and the Local Authority the Arches School Sport Partnership were able to offer a fantastic opportunity to two of the schools wi... Read More
Primary Leadership Academy 2015 is launched!
Primary Leadership Academy 2015 is launched! Date: 22/10/2015
20 Primary Schools from across the School Sport Partnership area, are this year taking part in the Arches Primary Sports Leadership Academy programme. The induction to this program... Read More
Over 350 pupils take part in Arches 5-a-side football!
Over 350 pupils take part in Arches 5-a-side football! Date: 01/10/2015
The 1st October 2015 brought the first of this academic year’s competition for schools within the Arches School Sport Partnership. Concord Sports Centre was brought to life w... Read More
Sheffield Primary PE and Sport Conference a Big Success
Sheffield Primary PE and Sport Conference a Big Success Date: 30/09/2015
The 4 School Sport Networks/ Partnerships, in conjunction with the Local Authority and South Yorkshire Sport were this year proud to invite all Sheffield Schools to attend the Prim... Read More
Arches Girls Boxercise Project is a knock out!
Arches Girls Boxercise Project is a knock out! Date: 15/07/2015
The Arches School Sport Partnership were awarded funding from Sportivate to deliver a secondary school project, to develop alternative sports and physical activity throughout ... Read More
Arches Partnership Games rounds off National School Sport Week
Arches Partnership Games rounds off National School Sport Week Date: 26/06/2015
The 25th June 2015 brought over 800 children from approximately 15 different schools to Concord Sports Centre for the Arches Partnership Games. Children were able to try out a vari... Read More
Hucklow are bowled over at Lords Cricket Ground
Hucklow are bowled over at Lords Cricket Ground Date: 22/06/2015
The Arches SSP, through our close partnership work with the Yorkshire Cricket Board, nominated Hucklow Primary School for an award through the national Chance 2 Shine Programme for... Read More