The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport. The Games are made up of four levels of activity: starting with competition in schools (intra-competitions), between schools within a local community (inter-competitions) and then progressing to a Merseyside County Finals in both winter and summer sports. The fourth level is a high level national demonstration of school sport delivered by National Governing Bodies of Sport, for those on the talent pathways.

The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.

Nationally and locally, The School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership includes:

  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DofE) and the Department of Health (DOH);
  • Sport England, which is the Lottery distributor and are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships;
  • The Youth Sport Trust, the landscape lead organisation for school sport, which has been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports and other local partners.

Project Ability is part of the School Games. The Lead Project Ability School for Merseyside is Clare Mount Specialst Sports College, who are able to offer advice and training around inclusive PE and TOP Sportsability (contact: and Inclusive School Games formats ( Call 0151 606 9440

For information on Sporting Chance and the inclusion aspect of the School Games please visit:

For access to the inclusive games format for the School Games below follow the link below:

In Merseyside the Merseyside Local Organising Committee is responsible for hosting high quality County Finals connected to school sport at a local level. As a result a Winter and a Summer Festival takes place annually to cater for the seasonality of sports and offer a wider range of inclusive competitive opportunities for young people. Please look into the Winter and Summer pages for more details and how to get involved.

For a list of School Games Organisers in your borough please click here.


Below is the Merseyside Level 3 School Games Evaluation 2016. To view it full screen click the “click to read” button