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Northamptonshire School Games 2020-21

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 Northamptonshire School Games is part of a national programme of competitive sport that is open to all young people in every school across Northamptonshire. It is a celebration of competitive sport that involves young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds.

The School Games programme is made up of three levels of competition:

  • Intra-School: Competition within a school ie regular house competitions
  • Inter-School: Competitions between local schools ie cluster/partnership events
  • County Finals: Competitions between schools countywide representing their districts

Intra- and Inter-School competitions are coordinated by the five School Sport Partnerships in Northamptonshire, with the School Games County Finals events managed and delivered by Northamptonshire Sport.

The Northamptonshire School Games programme provides schools the chance to boost their existing work in school sport to create a year-round calendar of competition for all students.

Virtual Intra- and Inter-School Competitions 2020/21

Following the success of the Virtual School Games this summer and the continuing uncertainty surrounding the return of school sport competition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Northamptonshire Sport have compiled a calendar of sporting opportunities for schools across the county to participate in both virtually and eventually in person, when it is safe to do so.

Download the full School Games 2020-21 Competition Overview

Access this term's Virtual Intra-School Skills and Competition resources

Each term, a new set of Intra-School Skills and Competition resources will be available for schools to access to help staff meet the requirements of the School Games Mark and provide opportunities for pupils to achieve their Personal Best.

Each set of activities has been designed to help prepare schools for Inter-School competitions taking place in the following term. You will however, be able to access these resources all year round with new Intra-School Skills and Competitions resources being made available at the start of each half term.

Schools wishing to access the resources must complete the form below, after which you will be redirected to a separate page where you can download this term's BOCCIA and BADMINTON activities.

School Games 2020/21 Intra-School Skills and Competition Resources

Upcoming School Games Virtual Inter-School Events

These events are part of the Northamptonshire School Games 2020-21 programme and are open to all primary and secondary schools across Northamptonshire.

Where events are VIRTUAL competitions, schools wishing to enter will be provided with full competition rules and scoring resources to enable staff to deliver activities on their own school site.

Please contact your School Sport Manager for details for more information on how to enter the events listed below.

School Games Virtual KS2 Badminton Skills

School Games Virtual KS2 Badminton Skills

Monday 2nd November - Friday 11th December

School Games Virtual Indoor Rowing

School Games Virtual Indoor Rowing

Monday 2nd November - Friday 11th December

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