School Games FAQs
Frequently asked questions about the Sainsbury's School Games
How are the Sainsbury's School Games managed?
The Sainsbury's School Games is supported by a range of partners including Sainsbury's, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England, Department for Education, Department of Health, Paralympics GB and the Youth Sport Trust. More than £100 million of Lottery and Government funding is being invested in the School Games over the next three years. Learn more about the partners behind the School Games.
What opportunities are there for young disabled people to take part in the Sainsbury's School Games?
At all levels of the School Games there will be increased opportunities for young people with disabilities to compete on a local, regional and national level. 50 schools are to become School Games Project Ability sites to develop further sporting opportunities for young people with disabilities. These centres of excellence share expertise on the delivery of disability sport with other schools. The 450 School Games Organisers are gaining further training in how to develop and run the most effective sporting leagues, fixtures and events for young disabled people. Sports National Governing Bodies are to create new, innovative sports that are inclusive for all young people. Sports National Governing Bodies are to create new, innovative sports that are inclusive for all young people. Specific formats in these sports are being developed, with a number designed to allow disabled young people to compete alongside and against able-bodied and disabled peers.
What is the Sainsbury's School Games Kitemark and how do schools apply for it?
The School Games Kitemark launched in June 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community via club links. Schools in England were be able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the kitemark. To gain any level of the kitemark, all schools are required to meet a set criteria, find out more.
Some children are turned off by competitive sport - how will the Sainsbury's School Games involve them?
At the heart of the School Games is the understanding that competitive sport needs to be made accessible and enjoyable for all young people. By structuring competitive sport at a range of levels to suit the needs of their children, schools should be able to ensure that young people are able to take part in meaningful competitive sport at a level that is right for them. The School Games also presents some excellent opportunities for young people to become sports reporters, leaders, officials and volunteers – find out more.
Is the Sainsbury's School Games just for secondary schools?
No. The School Games will give every primary, secondary, independent and special school, and every pupil, the opportunity to get involved.
What sports are involved?
There are around 30 sports for schools to choose from and decide which are best for them to compete in on a local and regional level, with more sports and competition formats added as time goes on. Learn more about the School Games sports formats.
Can schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland get involved?
At present the Sainsbury's School Games at Levels 1, 2 and 3 is focused on schools in England, supported by political and sporting bodies with responsibility in that nation. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will however be sending teams to compete in the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games finals.
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