School Games

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Nationally and locally the School Games is being delivered through partnerships throughout the UK.

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 been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports and other local partners.

Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is 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 are made up of three levels of activity and competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level:

Intra-school (Level 1) – sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition

Inter-school (Level 2) – individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions

School Games Festivals (Level 3) – the county/area will stage multi-sport School Games Festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.

To find out more about the School games visit their official website here.