About the Games

A unique opportunity to inspire young people to take part in competitive school sport.

What is available here?

This section of the website will tell you everything you need to know about the basics behind the School Games. There are six tabs available - which you can access using the menu on the left-hand side - and all of them can be used to discover more about the School Games.

For your guidance, we have included a brief summary of what's available below:

Competition Levels

Find out exactly how the School Games is structured in to four unique levels of activity: intra-school, inter-school, festivals, and the School Games themselves - the 2016 edition of which took place in Loughborough in September. Here, we explain exactly how young athletes are able to progress through the system to reach the different levels of competition and give a brief overview of what you can expect to find at a particular type of event.

Programme Reach

Are you a School Games Organiser? Are you representing a school? Or are you a parent or young person looking to find more information? Visit the Programme Reach page to be redirected to information specific for you. Here, you can also find a brief overview of how the School Games is delivered.

Inclusive Competition

The School Games prides itself on being inclusive to all. Here, you can find out more about what makes that possible, view our inclusive specific sport formats and discover more about the success of our bespoke project - known as 'Project Ability'. There are also a wide selection of case studies which we hope will inspire you to ensure that your own School Games competitions are as inclusive as possible.

Case Studies

We have collected a number of case studies to help schools, School Games Organisers and Local Organising Committees, covering intra-school (Level 1); inter-school (Level 2) and School Games Festivals (Level 3). A small section of case studies can be found here, while those registered to this website can log in to access further case studies and resources.

Our Partners

Find out more about our various supporting partners, including Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust. The School Games would not be possible without the incredible support we receive from these organisations.

How To Follow Us

Keep in touch with the School Games via social media. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and interact with us on a regular basis - we want to hear from you! Links to all of our networks are available here.


If you have any questions about the School Games website, including the password protected dashboards available to schools, SGOs and LOCs, we ask that you first visit the FAQ section. We attempt to keep this as up to date as possible and there's a strong chance that someone has had the same query as you.


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Has your school registered yet? The School Games is a celebration of competitive sport that will involve all young people in years 3 to 13, of all abilities and backgrounds. Don’t miss out on your school being involved.

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