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Brighton 7aside Football Tournament

Promising showing by CAW at Year 6 football tournament

Well done to the children involved in the Year 6 football tournament on 27th September at East Brighton Park.  The event involved 23 different Brighton and Hove primary schools and the standard was high.  We played six matches, winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 3.  Our highlight was beating Fairlight 2-1 with goals from Imarni and Ayan! The children played really well and they got better in each match against some increasingly tricky opponents.  We look forward to the 9aside football league starting in October!


Sports Day 2019


Once again this year our day was split into three: first Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had their Sports Day, then Years 3 and 4, and in the afternoon it was Year 5 and 6’s turn.  Competing in their houses of Air, Earth, Fire or Water, children participated in running, jumping and throwing events to earn points for their team.

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Here are the results for each age group...






Years R, 1 & 2





Year 3 & 4





Year 5 & 6





…and so the overall results are:


Air: 1499 pts (2nd)

Earth: 1469 pts (3rd)

Fire: 1526 pts (1st)

Water: 1405 pts (4th)


Congratulations to Fire for their victory!

Withdean Athletics

Great performance at Outdoor Athletics!

A big congratulations to the boys and girls in Years 4,5 and 6 who were selected to participate in the Withdean Athletics.  Children competed in either one or two events involving running, jumping and throwing.  These events were the vortex howler throw, standing long jump, 600m run, relays and sprints. Many children managed to get a medal but all children performed brilliantly and cheered one another on loudly!


Hockey Finals

3rd in Brighton and Hove in Hockey!

After winning the cluster hockey tournament earlier in the term, CAW got through to the quickstick hockey finals.  We played against 8 other schools who had done the same thing, and came 3rd overall! The children all played brilliantly- defending with controlled aggression and moving the ball quickly to score goals.

CAW 1 – 1 Brunswick

Downs 0 – 4 CAW

CAW 1 – 0 Goldstone

CAW 3 – 2 Hangleton

St Margarets 2 – 0 CAW

Cottesmore 3 – 0 CAW

CAW 1 – 0 Westdene

CAW 3 – 2 Hertford

This is an incredible achievement and we are proud of all of you for doing so well.  A particular well done to Nate for performing so well in his first hockey tournament whilst still in Year 5, and to Logyn for scoring an amazing 12 goals!  We came 3rd out of 28 schools overall – WOW!


Netball Finals

7th in Brighton and Hove in Netball!

After finishing runners up in the cluster tournament earlier in the term, CAW got through to the High5 netball finals.  We played against 7 other schools who had done the same thing, and came 7th overall! The children all played brilliantly- they passed with real pace and marked the opponents closely with determination.  We are so proud of their achievement- they finished 7th out of 28 schools in Brighton and Hove! Amazing!


Let's Dance

Let's Dance 2019

26 children from Year 6 performed at the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th March in the Let’s Dance festival, which is the biggest schools festival of dance in the whole country!

The song that they performed to was Woodkid’s ‘Run Boy Run’, and the title of their dance was ‘Fight or Flight’. The theme of the dance was about what happens when we face a fear: do we run (Flight) or do we stand up to it (Fight)?  In the months leading up to the performance the children worked incredibly hard to practise their dance moves, and the hard work paid off! Their performance was amazing, full of energy and expression! Many parents and staff came to watch their performance at the Brighton Dome and were wowed by it!  Well done to all the fantastic children who took part- the school is incredibly proud of you all.




Quicksticks Hockey

CAW win 6 out of 6 at Hockey Tournament!

Huge congratulations to the victorious CAW quicksticks hockey team who won six matches at the hockey tournament! The boys and girls from Year 6 played fantastically well and all scored at some point in the tournament! They go onto the Brighton and Hove City Finals after their win.  Well done to all the players- we are so proud of you all!

CAW 2 v 0 St Martin’s

Carden 1 v 5 CAW

Westdene 1 v 3 CAW

St Bernadette’s 0 v 3 CAW

CAW 3 v 1 Coldean

CAW 6 v Moulsecoomb 0



Indoor Cricket

Brave Indoor Climbing Heroes!!

A huge well done to the year 6 children who braved the heights of the withdean indoor climbing centre.  The children had to do 3 different types of climbing as seen below. Many had never climbed before and were extremely brave to go higher and higher as the day went on.  Well done all!


Indoor Cricket

CAW Perform well at Indoor Cricket competition

Well done to the cricketers who won 2 and lost 2 at the cricket competition run by Sussex CC.  The children performed well with the bat, however were absolutely superb with the ball, bowling with real accuracy! The highest any team scored against us was 231, and the most we lost by was 8 runs.  Well done all involved!

CAW 259 v 231 St Joseph’s

Coldean 219 v 215 CAW

CAW 213 v 221 Hertford Juniors

Coombe Road 214 v 231 CAW


CAW win basketball tournament!

CAW win Annual Basketball Tournament!

Huge congratulations to the victorious CAW basketball team who won our annual basketball tournament! After tough friendlies against other schools in recent weeks, our team used their experience to play with style and score many points in a thoroughly deserved victory! After winning group matches 14-2 against Coombe Road and 20-6 against Coldean, CAW felt confident in the final.  However Coldean, the group runners up, began strongly and took a 4-2 lead.  Yet our team stormed back to win convincingly 18-6 and win the trophy for the first time.  Congratulations to all- a fantastic achievement!


Indoor Athletics

Superb Indoor Athletics Performance!

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 indoor athletics team that competed in the Brighton and Hove Indoor Athletics at BACA on 30th January. The children competed in a range of running races and field events (including throwing and jumping events) and scored points for our school.  Out of the 8 schools there, we came 4th- a great performance! We have also found out that our points total was the 15th best out of the 30 Brighton and Hove schools that took part, which is a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to the 9 girls and 9 boys that did our school so proud.


Basketball Friendlies v St John the Baptist

Congratulations to the children who played against St John the Baptists school on Thursday 24th January.  Ahead of our annual basketball tournament in February, our teams played well and at times learnt a lot against some excellent visiting players.  Our basketball players were split into 3 teams.  Team 1 lost 22-6 in their match, Team 2 lost 18-8 and Team 3 drew 10-10 in a superbly close match.  All the children showed resilience and all teams played better in the second half- showing that playing against strong opposition helps us improve.  We are excited to see how we fare in the tournament in a couple of weeks.  



Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

A huge well done to all the fantastic participants from Year 5 and 6 that took part in the Brighton Schools Cross Country in November.  32 children from our school joined over 1000 Year 5 and 6 girls in a 2km race at Brighton Rugby Club! 

The boys and girls in their CAW blue Tshirts did amazingly and showed great determination and resilience to run such a long way! They all finished their two kilometres with a sprint and gave it their best.  Their behaviour was amazing and they did our school so proud- well done to everyone who took part!  


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Year 6 Boys Football League Update

Year 6 Boys Start League with Win and Loss

The Year 6 boys’ football team started their league season with a win and a loss at the Manor Gym 3G-football pitch.  On Wednesday 10th October, we beat Fairlight Primary 6-5! On Friday 12th October, we lost 9-5 to Queen’s Park in another high scoring game. A big well done to Jubayar and Nura for scoring their first hat tricks in the matches! Congratulations to all the boys involved on and we look forward to seeing how they get on in the rest of the league!


Year 6 Girls Football

Year 6 Girls Brighton and Hove Schools football tournament

On Friday 5th October, the Year 6 girls took part in the annual Brighton and Hove schools football tournament at East Brighton Park.  On a hot afternoon CAW won three out of six matches at the tournament, meaning they finished in the top 10 out of 23 schools! This is the best performance we have had at this tournament for many years.  Goals from Summer, Imarni and Summa helped us to our victories, but well done to all 10 girls for helping us to such a great performance!


Year 6 Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby team score lots of tries!

Well done to all the Year 6 children who participated so brilliantly at the Brighton and Hove Schools Tag Rugby Festival.  Boys and girls from CAW went to Brighton Rugby Club at Waterhall on Wednesday 3rd October to partake in some rugby skill games and activities, before playing three games against other schools.  The children played really well, learnt lots and scored many tries against the other schools.  Tries were scored by Alexander, Sami, Jay and Aaron. Congratulations to all on a great tag rugby afternoon and for representing your school so well!

Year 6 Boys Football Tournament

CAW Boys First Football Competition of the Season

Well done to the Year 6 boys who played in their first football tournament of the year on Wednesday 26th September.  Unfortunately, despite holding the lead in four different matches, we drew three and lost three of our six 7aside matches.  The boys got better as the tournament progressed and scored some spectacular goals through Francis, Nura and an amazing header from Logyn!


We look forward to seeing how they get on once the 9aside football league starts in a couple of weeks!!


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Gymnastics and Dance

End of year Dance and Gymnastics Performances

Pippa's Gymnastics and Dance Clubs performed to family and friends in the last weeks of the summer term in July 2018.  Here are some pictures and videos to show off their fantastic performances which they have clearly rehearsed so hard!


Sports Day 2018

School Sports Day

We finally got a sunny Sports Day for the first time in four years and it was a great day!  All the children did fantastic athletics throughout the day - throwing great distances; jumping really far and running incredibly fast! All the events were scored across the whole of Sports Day and when added up together the final points were:

Air: 1299 points

Earth: 1358 points

Fire: 1464 points

Water: 1354 points


Congratulations to Fire for winning the CAW Shield for 2018.  An unbelievable turnaround as they came 4th last year! It was great to see so many parents, carers and friends of the school attending - thank you so much to everyone for making it a very enjoyable day for the children.

Withdean Athletics

Withdean Athletics Competition

Well done to all the children in Years 4,5 and 6 who did tremendously at the annual Withdean Athletics inter school competition (Wednesday 20th June).  In our group we came joint third (our best in many years!) and we came 3rd out of 24 schools in throwing events! Congratulations to all the children who performed so well - what a great team performance! 


Year 4 Football

Year 4 Football Friendly v St John the Baptists

Congratulations to all the Year 4 children who took part in the match on Tuesday 5th June against St John the Baptists.  Many of the children were playing in their first competitive fixture and played brilliantly! We lost 4-2 in an end to end match, full of chances for both teams.

In the first half we had lots of chances to score but couldn’t get our shots on target.  St Johns played well and were 2-0 up at half time.  We started the second half really well, trying to play quicker and almost scored, only for St John’s to score again.  All the team showed great resilience to stay in the match, and goals from Chad and Remy took the score to 3-2.  Although we kept attacking to find an equaliser, St John’s scored in the last few minutes to win the game 4-2.

 It was a great effort from all the children involved and the school is very proud of you!


Year 4 Trigolf

Year 4 Trigolf tournament

Well done to all the ten Year 4 children who went to the trigolf tournament on Thursday 10th May.  Against 11 other schools, they putted and chipped at targets as a team.  They represented the school fantastically and came 9th overall.  Well done all the children involved!!

Girls Cricket Tournament

Year 5 girls attend girls’ cricket tournament

Well done to all the Year 5 girls who attended the girls’ cricket tournament at the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre at BACA. They played in 2 matches each, with both teams losing in close matches v Coombe Road.  Then in the BIG match between our Team 1 and Team 2, Team 1 won by 24 runs.  The girls played really well, bowled with excellent accuracy and gained some excellent cricketing experience!


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Sports Relief

Sports Relief 2018

Thank you to everyone for their amazing fundraising efforts for Sports Relief this year! By buying wristbands and wearing our favourite Sportsperson outfits, we raised a magnificent £329.67!

A particular highlight of the day was our ‘Sporty Start’ on the playground, which staff, parents and children got involved in.  Thank you to all!


Girls Football Match v Brunswick

Girls draw against Brunswick!

Well done to the Year 4, 5 and 6 girls who drew 0-0 away at Brunswick school on Monday 26th March.  In a very tight, closely fought match, neither team could break down their opponent’s solid defence.  The girls played really well, in particular working hard to tackle and stop Brunswick having space to score. 

Leah G made one fantastic save with her right hand, and Alexis and Aliyah were superb at leading the defence. 

Leen, Rebecca, Summer, Chloe and Louise worked hard to tackle and get the ball forwards.

Esme and Regan (playing a match for the first time) kept their positions well as wide midfielders and looked to dribble forwards.

Imarni worked hard up front, regularly dribbling the ball towards the opponent’s goal.

Well done to all the girls who played!


Let's Dance 2018



26 children from Year 6 performed at the Brighton Dome on Monday 19th March in the Let’s Dance festival.  This is the biggest schools festival of dance in the whole country!

The song that they performed to was Mint Royale’s ‘Singin in the Rain’.  In the months leading up to the performance the children worked incredibly hard to practise their dance moves, and the hard work paid off! Their performance was amazing, full of energy and attitude! Many parents and staff came to watch their performance at the Brighton Dome and were wowed by it!  Well done to all the fantastic children who took part- the school is incredibly proud of you all.

Hockey Tournament

Runners Up in Hockey Tournament

by Goal Difference!

What a performance by our school hockey team in the Brighton and Hove Quicksticks competition! In our first performance in the tournament, under the watchful eye of our lucky mascot Mr Church,  our team played so well, winning four out of five matches and scoring 16 goals! Unfortunately St Martins, the only team to beat us, came first in the league having also won four of their matches but also scoring more goals than we did.  However we are extremely proud of the performances of all the players in our team (and are hopeful for next year seeing as five of the squad are only in Year 5!). We defended excellently as a team and scored some great goals. Well done to all- what a brilliant result!


Basketball Tournament

Runners Up in CAW Basketball Tournament

In the first ever 4 team CAW basketball tournament, our team finished runners up in the final on Monday evening in an epic final!

Our school now hosts an annual 4 team tournament in our gym, and the invited schools are Queen’s Park, Coombe Road and Coldean primary schools.  In the tournament our team played really well, beating Queen’s Park 14-2 and Coombe Road 12-8. 

As Coldean won both their matches too, it came down to the last match between them and us.  In a cracking match we lost a tight contest 8-6.  It was a great performance by our team who just couldn’t convert their many chances.

Well done to our team for coming so close to winning - we look forward to the tournament again next year!


A huge thank you to our Sports Leaders Savannah, Jaiden and Ethen who helped score and host our tournament- they did our school incredibly proud!



Year 5/6 Football

Ecstasy and Agony in the Cups!

In the last two weeks our Year 5/6 boy’s football team has suffered both disappointment and joy from last minute goals!

In the Fitzgerald Cup our team travelled to Saltdean. With debutant Malik scoring twice and Lyrik once, we were ahead 3-0 after 15 minutes.  Saltdean pegged us back well though, equalising half way through the second half.  However our team showed real determination to keep playing, and in the last minute a cross from Maison was turned into their own net by their goalie, meaning we won 4-3! This means CAW are through to the quarter finals for the first time in many years!


One week later we travelled to Cottesmore St Mary’s school and played in an epic match in the Baker Cup.  With many chances for both teams, it somehow remained 0-0 at half time.  In a brilliant game Cottesmore scored early in the second half, but a header from Malik helped equalise.  Yet in the last two minutes, they scored a great goal from a corner, meaning they won 2-1.  It was a disappointing end to a thrilling match but it was a fantastic performance from the team, and we take this momentum into the quarters of the Fitzgerald Cup!



Sports Crew

CAW Sports Crew 2018

These are the boys and girls selected to be our School Sports Crew - the student voice for what happens with PE and Sport in our school.  Their role this year will include surveying all children about the kind of active games and activities they want at breaktimes; telling Mr Chick what after school clubs will be popular and running small competitions. Look out for their shiny Sports Crew badge!




Basketball Matches v St John the Baptist’s

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 children who played in the three friendly matches against St John the Baptist!

In the first game our Team 1 won by 12 points to 0. In the second game Team 2 drew 8-8 and then Team 3 lost the final match 12-6.  All three teams showed great basketball skills: passing well, dribbling with confidence and shooting with accuracy. Congratulations everyone and Coach McAdam!

Team 1: Destiny, Trai, Rio Q, Ethan Dawson.

Team 2: Maison B, Harley P, Malik, Francis.

Team 3: Crystal, Ethan Doherty, Rebecca, Jaiden, Freddie.


A big thank you to all those who came to support (the gym was packed!) and for Savannah for scoring the game.

Indoor Athletics

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Great Indoor Athletics Performance!

Congratulations to all the Year 5 and 6 children who participated in the indoor athletics at BACA on Wednesday 10th January! In the best performance for many years at this competition, our school finished 3rd out of 8 Brighton and Hove primary schools!

The boys and girls did our school proud - winning many of their running races, throwing and jumping events.  A particular well done to all the children who did the speed bounce (jumping over a small hurdle as many times as you can in 20 seconds), as their scores of over 36 each helped us to our 3rd place!

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Football Update


Fantastic Finish to Boys Football League Season!

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 boys who finished their schools league campaign with back to back 4-1 victories! This should see City Academy finish 4th out of 7 schools as they ended the league season on a high. 

On Tuesday 5th December they travelled to Hertford Primary and started the game very well, with a great first half performance which ended with Michael toepoking into the roof of the net- to help us lead 1-0 at half time.  Despite an excellent 30 yard drilled goal from Hertford, we continued to dominate the game in the second half and thanks to two goals from Maison and one from Destiny we won the match 4-1.

On Wednesday 6th December we played Queens Park at Manor Gym under the floodlights, full of confidence after our victory the night before.  In a match we created many chances in, Queens Park unexpectedly scored to take the lead but we stayed calm to equalise and make it 1-1 before half time.  In the second half we continued to dominate and eventually took the lead through Maison’s curling strike.  Two more late goals from Rio and Maison sealed a second 4-1 victory in as many days.

Well done to all the boys involved!

Cross Country

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Year 5 and 6 Cross Country 22nd November

A huge well done to all the fantastic participants from Year 5 and 6 that took part in the Brighton Schools Cross Country on Wednesday 22nd November.  30 children from our school joined 1266 Year 5 and 6 girls in a 2km race at Brighton Rugby Club!

The boys and girls in their CAW blue Tshirts did amazingly and showed great determination and resilience to run such a long way! They all finished their two kilometres with a sprint and gave it their best.  Their behaviour was amazing and they did our school so proud- well done to everyone who took part!

A particular well done goes to our superstar runner Harley Pettitt in Year 6, who finished 37th out of approximately 250 boys- a great achievement Harley, well done!

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Football Update


School Football Update- November 2017

It has been a very busy couple of week at City Academy with four different football matches taking place since the half term break!

Firstly, the Year 6 football league has begun and our team have played twice.  In their first match they lost a see-saw battle against Fairlight 5-3, before bouncing back with a 6-1 win over Saltdean ‘B’.

Our Year 5 team played at Coldean and lost a good match 6-2, with goals coming from Ali and Nura.

Our girls team, involving girls from Year 4, 5 and 6, also travelled to Coldean for a friendly match and their match was a very fair contest which finished 0-0

Well done to all players for representing our school so well!

Tag Rugby Festival

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Tag Rugby Tournament 11th October 2017

On a drizzly Wednesday at Waterhall Sports Field, 20 of our Year 6 children took part in a tag rugby festival.  They were split into two teams of 10, our Whitehawk ‘Red’ team and Whitehawk ‘Blue’ team. 

The children first took part in some rugby activities, then played in three matches against other schools.  Both teams were victorious in one match each, and scored lots of tries.   Well done to all who took part- they did the school proud with their enthusiasm for the sport and teamwork in the matches!

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Boys Football Tournament


Boys Football Tournament 29th September

On Friday 29th October, we ambled over to East Brighton Park with Mr Berry and Mr Chick to take part in a 7-a-side football tournament. Though ultimately we didn’t win, we performed with pride and progressed through to the champions section of the second stage after a fantastic runners-up placing in the first league. The first 2 games were particular highlights, as we won both with some excellent passing moves involving Harley, Rio and Maison and top-class finishing along with composed defending from Trai, Destiny and Brandon. In one of the final games we lost 1-0 (following some goalkeeping heroics from Harvey), hitting the post near to the end which would have given us a shot at qualification to the semi-finals. We also brought a key game back to 2-1 with a goal made by Lyrik and scored by Francis, only to concede 2 more when pushing for the equaliser. All in all, we could be proud of our positive attitudes and the effort that we put in for each other, and can now look forward to working hard in football club ready for the upcoming league season.

Girls Football Tournament

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Congratulations to all who took part in the girls football tournament at East Brighton Park! For some it was the first time they had played in a football match and they did their school proud! The girls from Year 4, 5 and 6 won one of their three matches and lost two.  Their victory against Carden Primary was 2-1 to CAW and included goals from Summer and Aliyah.  In the other games we lost a close match 1-0 to Benfield, and were beaten by an excellent Balfour team 4-0. The girls played really well in all three matches, worked well as a team and are looking forward to playing in more matches this year.  Well done girls!

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