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 The School Games is the national approach to competitive school sport designed to motivate and inspire all young people. Delivered locally by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPAN). The School Games provides a year-round calendar of competition for all students across the county, involving young people aged 7-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds.

We support our schools to run intra-school competitions and events (level 1). This ensures that all young people have the opportunity to experience competitive sports and also supports the preparation and selection of school teams to participate at level 2.

Leicester City SSPAN run a broad series of inter-school (level 2) competitions in which city schools compete against each other.

Winning teams from city inter-school competitions represent their SSPAN area (either East or West Leicester) at Leicester-Shire & Rutland county final events. These county finals run throughout the year in a variety of sports, or the finals are included in the multi-sport Championship events. 

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School Games success 2018 - 2019

Primary Secondary Special Overall
Number of schools engaged 74 20 5 99
Number of young people engaged 11,007 8,448 412 19,867
Number of Under 16 Leaders/volunteers engaged  234
Number of 16+ volunteers engaged 92
Under 16 total hours volunteered 2,100
16+ total hours volunteered 1,036
Total leadership/volunteer hours 3,136


 Visit the School Games website for more information.