Newsome High SGO Area

Newsome SGO area comprises 45 educational establishments in South Kirklees. It consists of primary and secondary schools in the following areas: Newsome, Almondbury, King James's, Shelley, Netherhall, Moor End, the Mount School as well as the following special schools, PRUs and FE colleges: Castle Hill School, Woodley School and College, Ethos, Joseph Norton Academy, Greenhead College, Kirklees College.

The Newsome SGO area hub is based at Newsome High School.  The School Games Organiser is Linda Stacey.  The aim of the SGO is to increase the quality and quantity of physical activity amongst young people in the 45 educational establishments involved.  There are 4 SGOs in Kirklees and all work closely across the district to co-ordinate School Games events.  All events can be found in the calendar on the home page and schools are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

The school games is divided into 4 levels:  Level 1 is intra-school activity.  ie events which take place in individual schools for their own young people.  Level 2 is inter-school activity which involves events between 2 or more schools.  Often, these lead to level 3, which is the county final. There are WY finals in a number of different activities and these take place throughout the year.  There are 2 main festivals, both held at Leeds Beckett University, but also a number of other events, such as cross-country, sports hall athletics and cricket which take place at other venues. The final level is the National finals which are a biannual event and are organised by the NGBs of particular sports.


As a School Games area, we are forward thinking and innovative.  We lead on inclusion across West Yorkshire and are a Girls' FA Partnership school, sponsored by Barclays. We are also a Youth Sport Trust Health and Wellbeing lead school. 

This year, we are taking part in a number of project: Find Your Tribe (for autistic girls), SEND swimming, Girls Active. Active Secondary Schools, Healthy Lifestyles champions.  We also provide bikeability sessions for all schools in the School Games area. 

SPIN is an additional offer which schools can subscribe too and this provides schools with bespoke support as well as additional events and competitions. We have a massive programme of events catering for all ages and abilities.  We also run an AIM (able, interested and motivated) academy for years 5&6 in SPIN schools. Please contact Linda Stacey for further details as to how to get involved.

Newsome High's SGOs

Linda Stacey
[email protected]