School Games in Berkshire

Monday, 20 Nov 2017

School Games

Welcome to the Berkshire School Games


We are very grateful to our funding partners Greenham Common Trust and Berkshire Community Foundation for their support of the games in 2018.



2016 Berkshire School Games Winter Festival

For the full-length video click here

For School Games 2018 documents (handbooks, rules, formats, risk assessments etc.) click here


Mission, Vision and Outcomes for the Berkshire School Games

 The mission of the Berkshire School Games is:

‘To inspire and enthuse young people in Berkshire through the power of sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games’

The vision for the Games is:

- To deliver a sustainable educational, sporting and community 2012 legacy across Berkshire

The Local Organising Committee is committed to ensuring that the benefits of the School Games reach far beyond the competition and event days. The sporting events will be focal points for the development work that will take place in schools, clubs and other community settings. The focus will be on developing the skills, confidence and commitment of children and young people through the medium of sport and other areas related to sport and to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The key outcomes for the School Games in Berkshire are that:


- Children and young people experience a county-level Olympic-style event and the pride of representing their school and their area

- Children and young people learn through the Values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and have opportunities for education, personal development and growth


- Children and young people with disabilities are fully included in the School Games events and have opportunities to play and lead sport in school and the wider community

- More children and young people make the transition from school sport to sport in community settings, encouraging lifelong participation in sport and a healthy lifestyle

- More young people engage in cultural activities including music, arts and dance both in school and community settings

- A new workforce of future leaders is developed, with young people accessing training and accreditation in sports leadership, coaching and sports-related activities such as journalism, commentating and managing statistics

- New adult volunteers are recruited and involved in delivering the School Games and provide a legacy of involvement inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games

There are three delivery mechanisms for the Level 3 events in Berkshire:

Badged Events

These events are standalone events run during the school day- typically for an afternoon or morning. 

Winter Games 

This is a multisport event day held at Bisham Abbey on 21st  March 2018.

Summer Games

This is a multisport event day 27th June at Bisham Abbey. There will be an Opening Ceremony and Cultural Village activities run through the day. Teams are expected to attend all day 8.30-4.30 pm


CompetitiveTruly competitive events with no eligibility criteria set (though may have gender splits). Winner of Level 2 competitions to compete at Level 3. A school may enter any number of competitive events at Level 3. However, if they are unable to field all teams for which they win at Level 2 team for the correct age group e.g. Yr 5/6 for a Yr 5/6 competition they should not send younger children as an alternative and instead should allow the 2nd or 3rd place teams to take their place.
Developing New PlayersEligibility criteria is set to engage new participants into the sport. Entry is unrestricted, a school may enter any number of these events at Level 3.
Broadening ParticipationSports/Competitions that we feel provide opportunities for schools to involve different children in representing their school if they so wish. We understand that small schools may not be able to do this. Schools may represent their area in only one of these competitions per age group e.g. Year 3/4 and Yr 5/6 at each of the two main event days (but any number of badged events). A school may still represent in one of these competitions even if they are taking part in the competitive competitions (but ensure they can field all teams appropriately). The schools involved in these competitions will be the winners of the Level 2 events (where they are in place). If a school wins more than one Level 2 competition they may select which competition they wish to attend. The second then third placed team will then be asked to represent the SSN in the other competition. Schools may want to consider opening up the opportunity to different pupils at the Level 2 events if they have already won a L2 event in this category.
InclusiveCompetitions that include young people from both special schools and mainstream schools. Entry is unrestricted, a school may still represent in one of these competitions even if they are taking part in the other competitions.
FestivalOpportunities for pupils to participate and represent their school at a Level 3 event in a format that is less competitive; no medals are awarded. These schools will be identified by the SGOs. There is no link to Level 2 competitions. Ideally schools will be identified who are not regular attendees at Level 3 events.
CompetitveDeveloping New PlayersBroadening ParticipationInclusiveFestival
BADGEDAthletics- Sportshall Yr 3/4Gymnastics Yr 1/2
Athletics- Sportshall Yr 5/6Gymnastics Yr 3/4
Cricket Yr 5/6 (mixed)Gymnastics Yr 5/6
Cricket Yr 5/6 (girls)
Netball Yr 5/6
WINTERFootball Yr 3/4Badminton SMASH Yr 3/4Boccia PrimaryTag Rugby Yr 3/4 FESTIVAL #
Football Yr 5/6 (girls)Tag Rugby Yr 5/6 FESTIVAL #
In2Hockey Yr 5/6Change4Life FESTIVAL Yr 1/2 #
Change4Life FESTIVAL Yr 3/4 #
SUMMERCycling Yr 5/6Tennis Yr 5/6Orienteering Yr 5/6New Age Kurling PrimaryChange4Life FESTIVAL Yr 1/2 #
Athletics- Quadkids Yr 5/6Tennis Yr 3/4Tri Golf Yr 3/4Change4Life FESTIVAL Yr 3/4 #
Cricket Yr 3/4 Skills
CompetitveDeveloping New PlayersBroadening ParticipationInclusiveFestival
BADGEDBadminton Yr 7/8/9 (B & G)Inclusive TennisContact Rugby Yr 7/8 (girls)*
Badminton Yr 10/11 (B & G)
Netball Yr 7
WINTERAthletics- Sportshall Yr 8 (B & G)Boccia Secondary
Football Girls Yr 7/8Poly Bat
Contact Rugby Yr 9/10 (girls)
SUMMERRowing Yr 7/8 (B & G)Ultimate Frisbee Yr 9/10 *New Age Kurling SecondaryTouch Rugby Yr 7/8 (girls)*
Rowing Yr 9/10 (B & G)Bell Boating*Inclusive Basketball*
Touch Rugby Yr 9/10 (girls)*Laser Run Yr 7/8 & Yr 9/10Unified Basketball*
Super 6's GolfUnified Cricket
* open competitionsBell Boating and Laser Run will have opportuntiies for both mainstream and special schools
# identified by SGOs no link to L2 competitionsTag Rugby; Change4Life, Bell Boating and Ultimate Frisbee are most suitable for Special schools to enter


2017 Results

For winter Games Results click here

For Summer Games Results click here

for Badged Event Results click here


2016 Results

For Winter School Games Results click here

For Summer Games Results click here

For Badged Events click here


2015 Results

For Sainsburys School Games 2015 Winter results click here  

For Sainsburys School Games 2015 Summer results click here

For Sainsburys School Games 2015 Badged Events results click here


2014 Results

For Sainsburys School Games 2014 Winter results click here

For Sainsburys School Games 2014 Summer results click here

For Sainsburys School Games 2014 Badged Events results click here 

2013 Results

For Sainsbury's School Games 2013 Winter Results click here.

For Sainsbury's School Games In Berkshire 2013 Summer Primary Results click here.

For Sainsbury's School Games In Berkshire 2013 Summer Secondary Results click here.

For Sainsbury's School Games In Berkshire 2013 Badged Event Results click here.


Source: Berkshire School Games