About School Games

The School Games is a programme designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.

A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games’ inception in 2010 – ranging from intra – inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.

SGOs are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and the National Lottery through Sport England to deliver the School Games programme for three days a week. They are predominantly hosted by schools to whom the funding is paid. Outside of this, many SGOs also work as teachers, within School Sport Partnerships or in other roles in sport and schools.

There are four unique types of competition:

  • Intra-School Competition
  • Local Inter-School Competition
  • County Final
  • School Games National Finals

You can find out more by looking the School Games website:

www.yourschoolgames.com

Intra-schools competition:

At Causton, we try to give children opportunities to compete within class and year groups across a range of sports: Cross- country, Paarlauf, Athletics, Tag-Rugby, Football, Netball,Tennis, Cricket, Rounders.

Children are encouraged to take part and try for places in school teams through three pathways:

  • Intra-year group trials in Cross country; Paarlauf, Athletics (running, jumping, throwing); Indoor Athletics, School Sports Day
  • Open trials for Rugby, Football,Netball, Cricket, Rounders and Tennis and any other competitions which arise
  • Access to sport through participation in ‘After-school’ or lunch clubs

Inter-Schools Competition:

Felixstowe schools have a proud tradition of competing in a range of events for all age groups over the year: Cross Country, Paarlauf, Swimming, Tag-Rugby, Football, Netball, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics. This year we have trialled Indoor Games at Felixstowe Academy for U11 and hope to extend to younger Year groups. We also target and encourage full participation for all genders.

Causton also accesses further competition through the Schools-Games Network by competing against teams from Ipswich and surrounding areas in all of the above sports with further participation subject to success in these tournaments. We will also participate in competitions/festival which arise through the efforts of other organisations independently or as facilitated by Schools Games. Examples this academic year include: F.A Football and Badminton.