Throughout the year there are a number of different competitions held for schools in the Chester area. 

During 2021-22, we will organise School Games festivals and competitions for schools to engage in the national School Games programme, we will also organise virtual events. 

Date/Time Event
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Year 5&6 Cricket 'B' Competition
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Year 5&6 Cricket Girls Competition
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Year 5&6 Cricket 'A' Competition
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Year 5&6 Quad Kids Athletics Competition

We will follow Government guidance in place at the time for each event. All schools are required to bring their own sanitiser, and sanitise the children's hands regularly. Please also bring your own equipment and bibs if you can. 

We also encourage everyone to maintain social distancing to try to keep everyone safe.

Schools are required to enter events via our website only.  

This year there will be less focus on competition for the 'A' teams, and more opportunities for the 'B' and 'C' teams; plus those who have not represented their school before. This is in line with the guidance for the School Games programme for this year. 




The Competition Rule Book for this year including codes of conduct can be downloaded below:

Comp Rule Book 2021-2022

The generic COVID risk assessment can be downloaded from here, however always keep an eye on the latest Government guidance.

Chester SSP COVID risk assessment 

Sport specific risk assessments are available upon request.


Personal Challenges

One part of the School Games programme mission is to help more children and young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their 'personal best'. There is a focus on including competition against oneself and others to improve personal performance with a focus on the process rather than the outcome.

The School Games personal challenge is a student led opportunity to attempt to improve performance and can take place both in and out of school. The ideal way of running this programme is to allow the children and young people the chance to choose what challenges they want to take on. Their choices should be personal to them and not just because a parent/guardian, teacher, friend or someone else told them to participate in the task.

As School Games advocates, we are aware that this could prove challenging to monitor in a school environment especially for your School Games Mark. Numerous schools run personal challenges throughout the year within the PE curriculum (Real PE) and in extra curricular activities.

Challenge 1: Run from Chester to Birmingham


Challenge 2: KS1 Skipping - Running on the spot

How to

KS1 Running Bronze

KS1 Running Silver

KS1 Running Gold

The School Games are promoting the Spirit of the Games Values. We have designed a selection of certificates for you to download and use as rewards for your pupils. This is for the school to select any member of the school team who deserves special recognition for their performance during the competition. The seven values are: Self Belief, Teamwork, Respect, Passion, Honesty, Determination and an Eco Friendly value. 

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