Competitive School Sport

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school_games_2017The 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.

The School Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level:


Intra-school (Level 1)

For many young people sporting competition is first experienced through intra-house teams, form groups or in PE lessons. This level of competition will build on a school’s existing work to offer pupils a year-round programme of regular intra-school competition in a number of sports that culminate in a School Games Day.

Inter-school (Level 2)

Inter-school competition is for years 3 to 13. At this stage individuals and teams will be selected to represent their school at inter-school competitions, many of which will be leagues. Schools will have the flexibility to decide which sports to enter but are encouraged to involve as many pupils as possible by creating breadth in the sports they offer and depth through the creation of additional teams.

Inter-school competitions should follow the sport formats as designed by the National Governing Bodies of Sport.

School Games Festival (Level 3)

Each county will host a multi-sport showcase event as a culmination of the year-round inter-school competition. Teams and individuals competing at inter-school level will win the opportunity to compete in this event. Pupils succeeding at this level will be encouraged to develop their enjoyment and talent in sport through existing National Governing Bodies’ club and talent pathways.

The School Games Festival is planned and managed through a Local Organising Committee in every county chaired by a Head Teacher and supported by the County Sports Partnership.

National Finals (Level 4)

This is a national multi-sport event, in which the country’s most talented athletes of school age compete if selected by a National Governing Body. This event will take place in high quality venues amongst a unique and vibrant atmosphere and supports athletes development; acting as a stepping stone to further national and international competition.

Learning South Leicestershire SSP co-ordinates a calendar of Level 2b and Level 2 School Games competitions running throughout the year.  Winners and runners up of the Level 2b family of schools events progress to Level 2 finals in both Blaby and Harborough and Oadby and Wigston.  Winners of Level 2 finals will qualify to represent their area at Level 3 of the School Games.

A series of family of schools level events not connected to the School Games pathway, such as cross country and football leagues, are also co-ordinated at family of schools level.

Details of competitions provided are found on the Competition Page.

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School Games Mark

school_games_mark_2017What is the School Games Mark?

The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.

The Mark is a retrospective award which will validate your success over the ongoing academic year. Therefore, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the criteria documents made available in January each year.

Why should our school apply?

  • OfSTED can use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework
  • You can proudly display your collateral at your school
  • You can use it as a development tool to aid the PE teacher or Headteacher as your school
  • You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport.

Go to the Team_Leicestershire_LogoTeam Leicestershire

Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Partnership co-ordinate the on line school fixtures programme for secondary schools – Team Leicestershire.

‘Team Leicestershire’ is the umbrella Association for all traditional competitive school sport in secondary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

The aim of the programme is to raise the profile of competitive school sport and ensure that as many young people as possible are able to represent their school and compete in a variety of sports / competitions, both at a local level against neighbouring schools, but then with the opportunity to progress through to county finals.

The programme aims to re-ignite, support and profile our County Representative Sides, so that our most talented young people have the opportunity to represent their County with pride on a regional and national stage.

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