School Games

Welcome to the Berkshire School Games

The mission of the Berkshire School Games

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

School Games Organisers

Below are contact details for all of the Berkshire School Games Organisers alongside the areas they cover.

Ascot & Maidenhead Emma Fitzgerald emmafitzgerald@desborough-college.net

Bracknell Forest Matt Gamble mgamble@ranelagh.bracknell-forest.sch.uk

Reading Lester Pyle Lpyle@johnmadejskiacademy.co.uk

Slough Laura Brookstein LF@wexham.slough.sch.uk

West Berkshire (West) James Mandry jmandry@parkhouseschool.org

West Berkshire (East) Maxine Smiles-Cooke mcooke@thealegreen.w-berks.sch.uk

Windsor Chantal Roe-Gammon croegammon@twbs.co.uk

Wokingham Gwenda Lappin glappin@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

School Games Events in Berkshire

There are 3 delivery mechanisms to the Berkshire School Games

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

This is a multisport event day held at Bisham Abbey on 25th March 2020

This is a multisport event day held at Bisham Abbey on 10th July 2020

The Berkshire Inspire Academy is our linked leadership programme that supports the delivery of our philosophy of an event for young people run by young people. The Berkshire Inspire Academy is a partnership programme between the Leadership and Coaching School (Theale Green), the Lead Inclusion School (Wexham) and Get Berkshire Active.

Overview of the 2020 Events

The 5 Formats of our Competitions

Competitive

Truly 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 Players

Eligibility 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 Participation

Sports/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.

Inclusive

Competitions 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.

Festival

Opportunities 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.

Our Handbooks

The handbooks below provide information on each of the events that we run across the academic year

Our Newsletters

Keep in touch for the latest updates in sport and news.

Contact Us

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow Road, Nr. Marlow, SL7 IRR