General Information & School Games Organisers

What are the School Games?


National School Games Mission: Putting physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

It consists of four unique types of competition:

  • Intra-School Competition - An activity taking place between pupils at the same school. For example, this can be in the form of a class 'v' class or house activity. These competitions could culminate in an annual School Games Day or Sports Day, to celebrate a schools sporting success.
  • Local Inter-School Competition - An activity taking place between schools from the same area, either as a one-off fixture or as part of a league. These competitions may act as qualifiers or can be run as development competitions or festival events to meet the needs of the School Games area.
  • School Games County Provision/Offer - A culmination of a series of local inter-school competitions or as open entry events.
  • School Games National Finals - The Biennial four-day multi-sport event.


Your School Games Organisers

We are lucky to have such enthusiastic and hard-working School Games Organisers who plan and deliver a variety of School Games events throughout the year. They are also essential to providing Active Dorset with advice and support with the County School Games provision in Dorset.

Click on their personal school games page link below to find out more information about each School Games Organiser.

Your local School Games Organiser (SGO) can be contacted for information and guidance on the following:

  • Dates for your local inter school games events
  • Intra school games events
  • Inclusive health check
  • School games mark
  • Leadership and training (young people)


Active Recovery

Help children and young people boost their health and wellbeing by promoting being active. Find free and inclusive ideas on how to keep children active over the summer holidays using the School Games Active Recovery Hub.

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