Sports Partnerships

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.

Bristol Bears 

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.