The School Games is a programme which aims to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools, and provide young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.
School Games Reframe Competition

The School Games inspires young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition.

What is the School Games?

The School Games consists of three unique types of competition:

  • Intra-school competition
  • Local inter-school competition
  • School Games county provision / offer

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Who We Are

The School Games involves funded School Games Organisers (SGOs) at a local level and Active Partnerships at a county level working alongside us to create an annual calendar of competition.

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The Benefits of the School Games

The School Games is a fun and enjoyable way of engaging all young people through school sport.

Sport can encourage the growth of key skills within young people, and we encourage teachers and event organisers to celebrate successes around our 'Spirit of the Games' values: determination, eco-friendly, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief, and teamwork.

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Apply for the School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. 

Participating allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

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Our Partners

The School Games would not be possible without the funding and support of Sport England, as well as our other partners.

Nationally and locally, the School Games is delivered through collaborative partnerships to ensure that the mission and vision of the School Games is achieved, and that competitive school sport continues to positively impact young people. 

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School Games National Finals

The School Games National Finals is a biennial four day multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

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