Rob Shaw


AVSSP Champion Schools is a participation based award recognising those schools who have provided the most competitive opportunities for their students to take part in sport against other schools.

The competition runs throughout the academic year with an on-going league table published regularly. This allows schools to see how they compare to others locally in terms of participation and acheivement in inter-school competition

Schools are awarded points for attending any of the competitions on offer to every school in Amber Valley (borough finals are not included in the award), additional points are then awarded for finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd as well as for being presented with the School Games Values award at an event.

Additional teams at events are not counted towards schools points total with only the highest placed team being awarded points.

Schools are separated into categories according to school size with an additional Infant award. The top 3 schools in each category are presented with Bronze, Silver or Gold awards for their efforts at the beggining of the following academic year.

Approximately the top 50% of schools in each category are shown below, if you would like the details for your school please contact


Infant Schools:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Infant Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Croft Infant 3 1 170
2 Riddings Infant 2 1 1 150
3 Copthorne Infant 2 1 130
4 Marlpool Infant 2 1 120
5 Somercotes Infant 2 1 110

KS1 Primary:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Primary KS1 Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 William Gilbert 2 1 1 150
2 Richardson 2 1 1 150
3 Little Eaton 2 1 1 140
4 Loscoe 2 1 130
5 Codnor 2 1 1 130
6 Long Row 2 1 120
7 Swanwick 2 1 120
8 Shirland 2 1 120
9 Kirk Langley 2 100
10 Ambergate 2 100
11 South Wingfield 2 100

KS2 Micro schools:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Micro Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Ambergate 6 1 1 330
2 Mugginton 4 2 1 260
3 Kirk Langley 3 1 180
4 Fritchley 3 1 1 180
5 Street Lane 2 100
6 Morley 1 50

KS2 Small schools:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Small Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Loscoe 10 2 2 1 590
2 Curzon 4 3 290
3 Breadsall 4 1 1 240
4 South Wingfield 4 2 240
5 Denby Free 3 1 1 180
6 Milford 3 150

KS2 Medium schools:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Medium Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 Codnor 9 4 570
2 Kilburn 9 2 510
3 William Gilbert 4 2 2 260
4 Waingroves 4 2 1 260
5 Little Eaton 4 2 1 240
6 Herbert Strutt 4 1 220
7 Heage 4 200

KS2 Large schools:

P School Participation Bronze Silver Gold School Games Total
Large Value 50 10 20 30 20
1 St Johns Belper 9 3 5 660
2 Mundy Jr 11 2 2 610
3 Duffield Meadows 9 1 2 1 1 550
4 Leys Jr 10 3 1 550
5 Riddings Jr 9 1 1 2 540
6 Swanwick 9 2 1 520
7 Langley Mill Acad 8 1 420


If your school falls outside the selection presented here please get in touch via to find out more information

Three weeks of events in Handball and Basketball has seen over 700 young people represent their school and demonstrate outstanding skill, determination, teamwork and hard work

Cluster events in Belper, Heanor, Ripley and Alfreton have resulted in incredible progress from both a technical and tactical standpoint with huge numbers of children showing great understanding of our School Games Values and principles of competition.

Handball players in KS1 learnt to play as a team and respect their opponents while trying to score goals and achieve, the same was evident in Y3/4 with those students using tactical knowledge to overcome their opponents and win games, while in Y5/6 Basketball’s demonstrated outstanding technical skill in an extremely difficult sport all whilst showing outstanding honesty and self belief to while trying to achieve their goals.

Congratulations to every school, team and individual who took part and we can’t wait to see you again in 2020!

Two evenings of competition saw well over 300 students and 35 teams take part in this year’s TAG Rugby events at Belper Rugby Club.

In three fast paced, high quality competitions teams were tasked with showing their skills in a series of TAG games and skill station activities all aimed at developing rugby skills and inspiring students to participate.

The Development event saw 16 teams take part with incredible progress shown by all teams, Thursday’s Elite event saw seasoned rugby players battle it out to claim the overall trophy.

While our 5 a side Girls only event saw a mix of those new to the sport and many who were passionate about playing rugby compete and learn in a friendly, sporting atmosphere

Congratulations to all teams and students who took part!

If you loved playing Rugby at the recent TAG events and would like to know more about joining Belper Rugby club simply click the link below, open training is on Sunday’s at 10am


Three weeks of competition, 10 events, 99 teams across three venues has seen over 1,000 Amber Valley pupils compete in this year’s Sportshall Athletics series!

Students from KS1 & 2 put their hard work into practice by tackling field and track events all battling to score points for their respective teams – we’ve seen some of the closest races and highest field event score ever!

Each and every team showcased outstanding teamwork and determination with a terrific atmosphere created by the hundreds of spectators present!

There were wins for St Johns Belper, Codnor Primary, Curzon Primary, William Gilbert, Riddings Infant and Loscoe Primary with each team run close in some amazing competitions

Huge congratulations to every school who took part and a big thank you to staff who supported their attendance!

AVSSP’s first ever Self Belief festival saw over 100 students experience what it’s like to be a club gymnast with Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy.

Seven specialist Gymnastics coaches put the students through their paces making use of top class facilities and equipment! Aspiring gymnasts were able to use the beams, bars, tumble track, rebound and more taking part in fun, energetic activities alongside the coaches!

The festival was all themed around Self Belief with awards on offer throughout with each coach tasked with selecting Self Belief Champions from their group

Our work with the club also stretched to talent identification with those students showing promise in Gymnastics invited to take part in specialised competition practices with the club

All students showed a fantastic attitude to try new things and embodied Self Belief throughout the session before leaving with a certificate each and an invite to take part in a FREE taster session with Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy

Congratulations to each and every student who took part and thank you to AVGA and their coaches for their hard work!


To find out more on how to become a member of Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy and work with their excellent team of coaches click here

Over 3 nights of intense competition almost 250 students jumped, threw and ran their way to Sportshall Athletics glory in our KS1 competitions

Participants took part in field events and track races to score points for their team with every single score counting towards a team total!

While each event saw a winning team, the level of sportsmanship, determination and teamwork on show was a joy to behold with a school from each venue taking home the Spirit of the Games award for showcasing outstanding School Games Values

Congratulations to each and every student who took part!

In the first set of sports competitions of 2019/20 over 30 teams battled it out to become Football champions in three categories of competition.

Each team showed outstanding determination, respect and teamwork with many awarded School Games Values points.

In boys, girls and small school categories it was clear that Amber Valley has some outstanding footballing talent with some terrific goals, saves and skills on show!

Congratulations to our three winners – Kirk Langley Primary, Kilburn Jr & St Johns Belper Primary

A huge well done to all our participants, we look forward to seeing many of you at future competitions

To check out the results in full head to our results page:

Primary Competition Results


Amber Valley SSP offer high quality sports camps for children aged 5-11 at Swanwick School and Sports College, which offers fantastic facilities and opportunity for a wide range of activities.

A full day of activity (8.30am-3pm) costs only £10 and can be paid via BACC’s transfer or cash on the day.

Camps are delivered by our team of experienced, fully qualified staff with activities such as football, dodgeball, invasion games, archery, fencing, inflatable assault course, bouncy castle and much more on offer for your children. Below are a couple of eye-catching days for your children to get excited about this summer.


Football freestyler and world record holder Dan Magness will join us on a Monday for an exciting showcase and skills session, finished off with a game on our brilliant 3G pitch. 
Wednesdays see us get out the super soakers and slip and slide course, so please send your child with a change of clothes and towel to dry off* 
To finish the week off we bring out the bouncy castles and giant slide for a fun filled Friday.


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*please note that our wet activities on a Wednesday will be weather permitted.

Role: Apprentice Teaching Assistant & Sports Coach

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated apprentice teaching assistant/sports coach to join our team to help support children reach their full potential. The successful candidate will be working with children at KS1 (age 4-7) and KS2 (age 7-11). They will be kind, caring and determined to improve outcomes and aspirations for all children. They will also be able to use a range of strategies to support pupils learning and emotional and behavioural needs, working with individuals, small groups and classes as well as assisting at competitions.

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 18 having graduated secondary school

The role of Apprentice Teaching Assistant/Sports Coach will include:

Implement agreed range of activities with individuals/groups of children

Management/preparation of resources to support an enabling learning environment, both indoors and outdoors

Assist the teacher to deliver lessons and make assessments

Supervise children during play activities

To support the localised and centrally coordinated delivery of the national PE and Sport Premium funding

Work with AVSSP to develop local schools with their PE and School Sport Development

Help to improve the quality of teaching and provision of school sport locally

Support the delivery of competitions within the borough

Apprenticeship job description

Amber Valley SSP CIO Application form

Across a full week of high quality gymnastics competition 240 Gymnasts from 38 school teams showed off their routines in the hope of taking home the trophy

With the support of coaches from Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy students were under the spotlight in Body Management, Floor and Vault routines with criteria such as timing, body control, extensions and creativity counting towards some seriously impressive team scores

While competition was fierce the level of respect and sportsmanship shown by each team was fantastic to see with every performance given a hearty round of a applause

Congratulations to every gymnast who took part and school staff for their efforts in preparing their routines!

Key Steps 1 Champions – Breadsall Primary

Key Steps 2 Champions – Ambergate Primary

Key Steps 3 Champions – Mundy Jr

If you’ve been inspired to take part in more Gymnastics check out the Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy –