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School Games

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.

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people. In Stockton-on-Tees the School Games offer is delivered by two School Games organisers, Pete Sheahan & Rose Mullis, hosted by Northfield School and Sports College.

The School Games aims to provide every child with a positive experience in an environment where the young person’s motivation, competence and confidence are at the centre of the competition.

The School Games Vision

The School Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.

The 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.

Why get involved in School Games?

The School Games supports the wider development of young people and we want schools to position this as a key component of their offer.

  • Physical Development: Being active for at least 60 minutes a day supports young people to have immediate and long-term health benefits.
  • Personal Development: The School Games has a positive impact on young people's personal development, such as developing their leadership skills and resilience.
  • Emotional Development: The School Games improves young people's self-esteem, reduces stress, supports their mental wellbeing and builds their resilience.
  • Social Development: The School Games provides a sense of belonging, enabling young people to develop their teamwork, communication, empathy and respect for others.

School Games Values 

The School Games values of passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork support schools to achieve their broader whole school objectives. We celebrate and reward children and schools who demonstrate these values at our School Games and SSP events.



For more information or to make sure your school is involved in the School Games - register now at