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What are the Surrey School Games?

The Surrey School Games are a series of competitions delivered through district sport associations, giving all schools the opportunity to take part, regardless of ability.

They inspire young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition. They create opportunities and experiences that young people will enjoy and get involved in, by trying new sports and activities.

The School Games are more than competition, they support the wider development of young people.

What does this mean for your school?

The Surrey School Games provide opportunities for young people across the county to get active and have fun. All schools can access the 'district offer', which is provided in conjunction with their School Sport Association, while some schools can also participate in the 'county' offer:

District offer (with school sports associations)

Your school can access a district competition calendar, co-produced by your school sports association and Active Surrey which will give your pupils a positive experience of sport, physical activity and competition. Your competition calendar meets the needs of all young people using the competition levels below:

  • Inspire - An event targeted at the least-active/engaged with emphasis on participation/trying new activities/skills or low-level competition. Certificates and values celebrated. Not suitable for A team players who have represented the school in football, netball or district sports.
  • Aspire - Competitions targeting the semi-sporty, B teams, often A teams from single-entry schools. These events also include festivals that aren't specifically targeted to the less-engaged.
  • Higher - Competitions for the most-engaged/active and/or higher ability. Sometimes are pathway events leading to county finals. These events will suit children who compete at the highest level available.

Get involved this autumn term 2021

We have a number of opportunities for you to get active and involved in the Surrey School Games this term. The great news is; they are all FREE, easy to organise, implement and follow in school. And if you choose too, you can use them as vehicles to raise money for charity. Find further details in the briefing sheet

- One Run Global Schools Day - Fri 15 Oct: Be part of the 15,000+ young people taking part in One Run Global Relay around the world and help put Surrey on the map for being the most active! Sign up to be part of Team Active Surrey for FREE at Click 'Sign up your school' and be sure to  put 'Active Surrey' in the Active Partnerships box.

- Active Travel for Children in Need - Fri 18 Nov: Encourage children and their families to walk, ride, jog, scoot or skip to and/or from school to get active and help the environment whilst raising money for BBC Children in Need 2021.

- Santa Dash for Save the Children – Fri 10 Dec: No matter what the distance or course, put on a Santa hat or Christmas jumper and have fun by going for a run and raising money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Appeal.  

- 12 days of Fitmas –  December: Join Active Surrey in getting active at Christmas, with a related festive game to get pupils more active during the school day in the run up to the holidays.

County offer

The county offer is more targeted, with provision aimed at supporting groups of young people in specific schools, based on their development needs. Focusing on certain groups means we have greater impact on those who have the most to gain from positive experiences of sport, physical activity and competition.  

Competitions and events are designed to allow focus on the development needs of young people across four key areas:

  • Physical development - A focus on physical activity and competition to support the development of young people’s motor skills. Emphasises both direct, and long term health benefits. 
  • Personal development – Focusing on the positive role physical activity and competition has to develop leadership skills and increase self-awareness. Enhancing the quality of life and young people's awareness of who they are and what they can achieve. 
  • Social development – Focused on providing a sense of belonging, developing skills such as teamwork, communication and respect for others and society.
  • Emotional development – Focusing on the improvement of young people’s self-esteem: reducing stress,  supporting their mental wellbeing and building their resilience while growing their understanding of other’s feelings.

The Surrey School Games are more than sport and competition. We actively promote the Spirit of the School Games which provides opportunities to develop leadership through volunteering, officiating, being a role model and so much more.

Events & results

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Preparing for your event

Coming this autumn

Leadership opportunities

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Our partners

School Games partners June 2021: Team GB, The British Paralympic Association, Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport, Change4life, Sport England and National Lottery Funded, Youth Sport Trust