School Games

What is the School Games?

The School Games consists of four unique types of competition:

  • Intra-School Competition (Level 1)
  • Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2)
  • County Final (Level 3)
  • School Games National Finals

Who We Are

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.

A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception in 2010 - ranging from intra - inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.

This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools who compete across School Games' competitions.



Our Lady of Pity entered the school games programme for the first time in the academic year 2016 -2017. Our teams participated in football, tag rugby, swimming, netball, table tennis, tennis, hockey and basketball tournaments and we were represented by A, B and C teams. There were many successes along the way, outstanding individual and team performances and awards for sportsmanship, team work and respect. As a result, Our Lady of Pity has been awarded the GOLD award for its achievements and improvements in PE and Sport. See the sports results section for team photos, scores and match reports.


School Games Day 2017

 OLOP hosted its first School Games Day on 23rd June 2017. The idea behind the day was to get every child from Year 1 to Year 6 and the staff playing different types of games, working as a team and having lots of fun! Children played a combination of Tag Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Rounders and Team Games. Feedback from the staff and children was extremely positive. There were smiles all round!