School Games

The School Games comprises both intra and inter-school competitions as well as an annual National Finals event. Read on to find out more about how this works and how young people are given the opportunity to take part.


What is the mission?

Keeping competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.


What is the vision?

By 2020 the School Games will be continuing to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.


How does it work?

The School Games events consist of four unique types of competition: intra-school competitions, local inter-school competitions, county finals, and the School Games National Finals.


What does it look like in South Tyneside

Two School Games Organisers are employed 3 days/week to deliver on the outcomes of the programme. Schools are invited to participate in a wide ranging competition calendar with the goal of representing the Borough at various Level 3 Tyne & Wear County Finals that are held across the course of the year.  Further to competitive opportunities, schools can engage in health & wellbeing, leadership and Change 4 Life Sports Club initiatives.

Further information on the School Games can be sought through visiting or contacting Bryan Levey or Rachel Lynch.

You can access the Competition/Events Calendar for South Tyneside by clicking here.

School Games Mark

The Mark is a national award that rewards schools for their engagement within the School Games Progamme and wider School Sport and PE opportunities. It is the only yardstick that currently exists for schools and as such carries prestige like no other. Schools can apply for the award during the application window, which for 18/19 opens on 8th May and closes on 9th August.