Programme Reach

How is it delivered?

Nationally and locally the School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership is made up of:

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DofE) and the Department of Health (DOH).

Sport England, who are in charge of distributing Lottery funding and are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships.

Youth Sport Trust, who are the landscape lead organisation for school sport. They have been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports and other local partners.

Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is being invested to support the School Games. 

At a local level, the School Games will be delivered by schools, clubs, county sports partnerships and other local partners. There are almost 50 Local Organising Committees (LOCs) which are chaired by Head Teachers and these oversee the county festivals. 

The Games also have a strong inclusive element resulting in more meaningful opportunities being available for young disabled people. 

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More on our partners

We're lucky enough to be supported by a number of important partners, including Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust. You can find out more about these organisations by clicking below.

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How does it work?

The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport. It is delivered in four seperate competition levels.

Competition Levels 

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