School Games

Newlands 2014 small 1Competition is an integral part of the School Sport Network. We strive to support and develop competitive opportunities for young people of all abilities. Access to regular and appropriate competitive sport is crucial to the development of every young person and we are determined to extend opportunites for ALL young people to participate. The school games is a new National initative which encompasses intra sSchool Games_Levelschool, inter school, county and national competitions.


The School Games follows a competition pathway which is detailed in the diagram to the right.

Level 1 Intra school competition involves pupils from the same school competing against each other, for example house competitions.

Level 2 Inter School Competition involves pupils from different schools competing against each other individually and in team sports. We instill competition from a young age with pupils taking part in multiskills festivals from 5 years old. The inter school competition we have developed follows the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) ensuring children receive an appropriate level of competition throughout their school life.

Level 3 County/Regional Competition is for schools which have progressed through the Level 2 district competitions. Each district in Gloucestershire will be represented at the Level 3 Gloucestershire School Games Festival in the summer.

The Level 4 National competition will be based at the Olympic Village in London, giving pupils a fantastic opportunity to use the facilities before the likes of Rebecca Adlington and Chris Hoy in London 2012!

For information on the primary school games in Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury click here.

We provide competitive opportunites for ALL pupils, please click on the links below.




Primary School Competition

Secondary School Competition

Special School Competition


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Competitive opportunities are

instilled through inter and intra

school competition from a young



Pupils progress through the

competition pathway with

opportunities becoming more

competitive as they get older.


The network has a strong

emphasis on inclusion,

ensuring all young people

have the chance to compete.




Latest News 


The successful Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network (SSN), which has been in existence since 2010, is soon to become a Charity, namely: Move More CIO.
This transition is imminent and will bring with it some exciting, new opportunities within health and family engagement, predominately linked to primary schools within the Gloucestershire, Wychavon and Malvern areas initially.
Move More is looking to recruit a Health Activator to join the team. They will predominately be working in an outreach capacity, whilst the central office will continue to be based at All Saints’ Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Start date will be based on the successful applicants’ availability / resignation period as well as the official launch of Move More, anticipated to be around Easter 2018.

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Move More Application Form

Leadership updates

Following feedback from the streering group regarding the School Sport Network's primary school leadership structure, we created a helpful graphic to assist you with understanding how the various leadership opportunities work with each other. Members, click here for the full leadership resource including PE Chiefs, KS2 Young Leaders, SGOC, and Young Ambassadors. 

To read about the new Key Stage 1 PE Chiefs, click on the picture below...

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logoThe SSN is pleased to announce Harris's Sports Ltd as their preferred provider of high quality PE equipment, kit, resources and uniform for its schools at highly competitive prices. They will provide immediate response to schools' needs and will provide individually tailored packages and equipment bags. Harris's Sports Ltd are highly experienced in working with schools supplying them with team kit, equipment, as well as tailored combinations of kit. Harris's Sports Ltd will donate a % of its profits back into the our network from any network orders, so lets work together and you can be reassured on the quality of products and their service as well as knowing the Network will gain some additional funding to help with its work. To discuss your needs, order a new catalogue or arrange a visit, please call Harris's office on 01275 874351 or contact Dave Davies (MD and Sales) on 07764 760 921. To email please click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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