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2017-18 School Year

Great big smiles at Y3/4 Futsal! 

Both the Year 3 and the Year 4 teams had a fantastic time at a Futsal festival on Monday 13th November. The girls were incredible ambassadors for our school, making sure they showed enthusiasm, sportsmanship and a little bit of competitiveness. Well done girls! 

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Runners up in Rushcliffe Schools Tournament

Saturday 16th September saw the first date in our new season's football fixtures. We were drawn in a group against Abbey Road, Cotgrave CofE, Lantern Lane, Ruddington St Peter's, and long-standing rivals, West Bridgford Juniors.

Our boys got off to a slow, but decent start managing a 0-0 draw against Abbey Road.

We soon followed this with a 0-0 draw against hosts Ruddington. We soon realised that we would need to score some goals if we were to stand any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. With this in mind and a reward per goal offered by their teacher, the boys rallied to produce a 3-0 win over Cotgrave CofE. We followed this up with a 1-1 draw against West Bridgford B team.

The staff were then dared to 'dab' if the boys scored again. After a cracking goal from Sam, yes the whole team and staff performed the dab, jubilant in the knowledge that we had won the group and were ready to play in the semi-final.

After a tense wait, we were drawn out of a hat to play Brookside (East Leake). Our boys played brilliantly, as they had for most of their games and pulled out a 1-0 win with Finn scoring the winning goal. That meant we faced West Bridgford A in the final game.

Unfortunately we succumbed to a well-rehearsed free kick. Despite fierce determination and many close shots on goal it was not to be and our time was up. West Bridgford were winners and Candleby Lane - runners up!


Our boys played brilliantly as a team, each playing a vital part in its success. Alfie 'safe hands' stopped many shots on goal and kept us in contention throughout.

Well done boys - you are amazing!

The DAB!

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Girls' Football Festival
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On the 13th September girls throughout Nottinghamshire were invited to take part in a football skills festival organised by the Notts FA.

Some of our girls had played a little bit before, but most were complete novices. The festival gave them the opportunity to learn the skills needed to play in the friendly tournament at the end of the afternoon, whilst having fun.

The girls played well and as a result of their amazing growth in confidence, some of them have been selected to represent the school in the upcoming Rushcliffe tournament.

Well done girls!

Sainsbury's School Games Mark - we have silver!
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2016-2017 School Year
Our girls from years 3 and 4 made a  slightly hesitant start to our games of futsal, however thanks to the great leadership qualities of Annabelle, they soon gained in confidence. Amelia is definitely a goalie for the future... #no fear!
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Year 3 and 4 athletics finals
Our children once again ran, jumped and threw with pride as they competed in the finals of the sports hall athletics competition. You were fabulous ambassadors for the school. Well done.
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Year 3 & 4 Athletics
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We took 30 children from Years 3 and 4 to Rushcliffe Leisure Centre to take part in the athletics competition. All children competed well but a special mention goes to Faith and Isaac who were noticed for their running talents. Well done everyone!
All our children had a brilliant time at the rowing event at South Wolds school. There were 4 different team events where they rowed a set distances and times. The rotation around the rowing machine proved to be the trickiest part though!

Great news!


Following the biathlon event held on Thursday 29th September, the combined times for the run and swim have been e-mailed across to all schools that took part.

The girls ‘A’ Team have finished 2nd out of 20 teams.

Amazing effort – well done girls!

For more information about the event, read Olivia & Olivia’s event report below.


Is Miss Malik giving an inspirational talk or is she merely blocking the sun?

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On the 29th of September 2016, 2 teams from Candleby Lane took part in the biathlon at West Bridgford school. Everyone felt quite excited for this event, as it was the first sports event for most children. It all started with the 25m swim; everyone swam confidently and quickly. Once everyone had finished in the pool, we were rewarded with a little break. Then, the 400m run around the field was ready to begin - the race was on! Everyone enjoyed the event, showing huge pride and perseverance throughout the whole evening. Many thanks to Jake for being a last minute stand in!

Basketball Champions

Our team has won the Rushcliffe are basketball finals!

A big thank-you to Mrs Wright and Mrs Davies for all their hard work in coaching our fantastic team!

Well one everyone! 


Football Tournament

September 2015 - St. Peter's Ruddington

The girls unfortunately lost the first match 0-3, whilst they were establishing a rhythm. Following intervention from Mr Turner, they won the second game 2-0. This was thanks to Flo who scored both and could have had a hat trick.


Thanks to Jess, the third game was 0-0. She kept us in it with 2 brilliant saves.

The last match the girls lost again 0-1. We could have won it. Flo had a free kick from 15 yards out which was heading for the top corner until their keeper tipped it onto the bar.


The girls played brilliantly and showed such team spirit, which is fantastic considering this was the first time they had all played together.


Well done!

Year 6 team

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Just hours fater returning from a 3 day residential, our Year 6 boys represented the school with pride.

After letting in a quick goal, they found their feet (or Tom's feet - he scored a hat trick!) and won 3-1.

Unfortunately, they lost the next 2 games, although the scorelines didn't do them justice.

The next game was won 2-0, and the last drawn 2-2, giving them a total of 7 points in the group.

Carnarvon proved to be the team to be beat as they won all the games in our group.

If it's any consolation boys, it was Carnarvon who then went on to win the entire competition.


Well done lads! 


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CCLS Bronze medallists!

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Our perseverance has paid off!

Well done everyone who took part in the Quad Kids competition on Monday 15th June at West Bridgford School. We had some amazing performances with the quote of the night being from Ellie, "I was actually quite fast then!" Well done Solomon for winning your 400m race and to Luke who came a close 2nd in yours.

Final results - Red team 3rd, Green team 17th and Blue team 23rd out of 29 teams. Well done!!

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Did you see us on the TV?


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Football Festival

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10 Year 5 girls attended a football festival for girls. Each girl completed a refereeing workshop and played in lots of games. They took part in fun footballing activities designed to make football more appealing to girls. It certainly enthused this bunch. They can't wait to get back and join our club on Thursday nights!
Dance Festival
Miss Ford and Miss Fern have spent many a night after school (and some lunch times) rehearsing a dance routine to showcase at the Rushcliffe Dance Festival held at Rushcliffe Arena. Our Year 3 and 4 children street-danced through a fabulous evening and were a real credit to the school. Check out some of their moves!  

April 2015

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Handball Festival
10 of our Year 5 and 6 children attended the Handball Festival at South Nott Academy. We spent time developing our passing and shooting skills. Then we finished with a mini tournament. We came 2nd, only to the County Champions (Keyworth Primary). Ashdon - what a FANTASTIC goalie!

March 2015

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Basketball Finals
We have taken part in the finals of the Rushcliffe Basketball competitions. Mrs Wright and her teams performed brilliantly to secure a 4th place, considering some of our key players were absent.
Cross Country Relays
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Thank-you Mrs Ross for taking us to the Cross country Relays. Although we were up against tough competition, we did amazingly well. With a little more training, we could have an awesome team next year.

February 2015

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Year 3 and 4 Sports Hall Athletics

Our Year 3 and 4 athletes attended the Sports Hall Athletics competition. We entered 2 Year 4 teams and 1 Year 3 team - that's 30 children!

All teams performed well, coming 4th, 5th and 7th. Next year top 3!

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Rowing Festival
Miss Prior took our Year 5 and 6 rowers to a competition at South Wolds School this month. After weeks of training with Mr Turner on a Friday lunch time, our teams did really well. This is the first time that some have represented the school. Well done!
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December 2014

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Cross Country Championships
Several of our Year 5 and 6 children attended the Cross Country Championships on 10th December. Our team showed great camaraderie; cheering eachother on in bitter conditions. Special mentions go to Luke and Solomon for their brilliant runs. Well done!
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Play Leaders

Here are our playleaders.

Our school is extremely lucky to have some hard-working play leaders. At play time they take it in turns to organise a weekly challenge in order to develop a sporting skill. They have received training in a series of Candleby Life sessions and have organised a timetable of challenges to keep you busy all the way up to the end of the year. Look out for the new challenge every week on the website and on the window in the playground.


Weekly Challenge


We believe that working hard to practise a skill encourages high aspirations and promotes confidence. When confident you are able to set yourself more challenging goals leading to a great feeling of accomplishment. If you do this enough, you will achieve mastery which again leads to more self confidence.


Think what leaving playtime with high self-confidence can do for your learning...


Share ideas!

Get involved

Ask questions!

Help others!


For all these benefits and more - take on the weekly challenge.

Bronze Ambassadors


Bronze Ambassadors are children that have received training in how to develop sport in school.

Their role is to lead a School Sport Organising Crew who join together to organise, co-ordinate and advertise school sports clubs and competitions in their school.


We are proud to announce that we have our first ever Bronze Ambassadors in school. They worked hard for amorning on how to plan and deliver sporting activities in school.

Watch this space for exciting new clubs and challenges...

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More biathlon...


This time it was the turn of our Year 3s and 4s. There was a great team spirit and many children showed our core value of perseverance in abundance!


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Exciting News!

First ever Biathlon event.

Teams from Years 5 and 6 entered the Rushcliffe Schools first ever Biathlon event. They did us proud and there were some fantastic results.

Our boys teams came 1st, 3rd and 4th. Our girls teams came 2nd and 3rd.

Well done everybody!

Hop to the Top
What a start to the year! We have thoroughly enjoyed 3 days of skipping, thanks to George at Skipping 4 Schools. We have learnt how to double dutch, pretzel and skip with a partner. We've even been left with our own skipping challenges to work through.
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The Challenge