About Us

The School Sports Network has been set up to support local schools and help to develop opportunities for all young people to experience worthwhile, enjoyable and quality PE and School Sports. Building on from the successes of the School Sports Partnership we aim to continue to link together schools so as to enhance and increase opportunities for all. By this collaborative approach more will be made possible as the sum of the whole is greater than the units working apart.


All Primary Schools now receive Sports Premium Funding from the Government which they are able to utilise for our GSSN affiliation package.

The GSSN affiliated schools have chosen to utilise a percentage of this to support the continued running and delivery of the Gloucester School Sport Network.

We provide our schools with:

  • Continued professional Development – both in-house whole staff and at CPD days out of school.
  • Specialist Curriculum Support – to include gymnastics, dance, archery, yoga, physical literacy, and a range of team games
  • A year-round calendar of festivals, shows, and competition and participation events
  • SEND specific festivals each term for all – a minimum of two per term


We work closely with our local secondary schools who host a number of the GSSN events. A major partner in providing SPORTS LEADERS, to assist in the organisation and delivery of many of the GSSN events.


To provide volunteering opportunities to sports coaching, education and event management students – See the ‘Job Shop’ at University for a full GSSN calendar of events.
To offer placement opportunities working alongside Primary PE Specialist across local schools.