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The School Games involves funded School Games Organisers (SGOs) at a local level and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) at a county level working alongside us to inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in appropriate competitive school sport.

During the 2017/18 academic year, the School Games was able to offer 2.3 million participation opportunities for young people at local inter-school events, all whilst servicing a network of more than 20,000 schools. It's our vision that by 2020 the School Games will be continuing to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.

For an in depth look at the School Games programme please visit the School Games website.

Joining Competitions

The School Games is inclusive to all young people and provides opportunities for everyone to get involved, either within school, against other local schools, or at county or regional level.

The type of competition will determine how best to go about getting involved - either as a potential participant, a school group or team, or as an organiser or volunteer. Some events will also act as pathway events to further competition in the future. 

How to join a School Games competition

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. Registered schools (see below) can apply annually through a short application form which will be marked by their local School Games Organiser (SGO). Their application will be graded as either bronze, silver, or gold. Those schools which consistently achieve the gold award will also be offered the opportunity to upgrade this to platinum.

How to apply for the School Games Mark

School Games Sports and Activities

National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a series of sport formats for intra and inter-school competition. These formats aim to encourage all young people to participate and are based on supporting young people to build and extend their skills and confidence.

View a full list of NGBs and their School Games formats

Other Opportunities

The School Games isn't just about competing. The programme aims to be inclusive to all and there are loads of additional ways to get involved. For example, young people can play a fundamental role in shaping, developing, and running the School Games. In order to achieve this, many schools utilise a School Sport Organising Crew (primary schools) or a School Sport Organising Committee (secondary schools), to help with the planning and delivery of their intra-school competition programme. 

Additionally, the School Games is focused towards including all young people as participants and maximising the power of sport to impact wider school and young people outcomes, e.g. blogging - literacy; vlogging - media. All schools signed up to the School Games website will receive use of their own profile page, which can accommodate blogs and match reports from both teachers and pupils, with prizes available for the best entries.

To take advantage of all of these great opportunities and many more click below to start your School Games registration process.

Register as a School Games school Details
The School Games website is a free platform on which all schools with a primary, secondary or further education provision (Years 3-13), can access a local calendar of competition through their School Games Organiser, as well as the opportunity to utilise a multitude of resources and apply for the School Games Mark award.