640 runners, from 158 schools, take over Holkham Hall for the Norfolk School Games Cross Country County Finals 2019

Wednesday 6th March Day 6 of the 2019 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals took place at Holkham Hall. The final day of the Winter Games schedule saw 640 young runners, from 158 schools, come together to take part in the Norfok School Games cross country finals. Each of the participants had qualified to represent their […]

School Games Day 5 – Colour Run Spectacular

The Winter School Games Week concluded with a Colour Run hosted at Colney Park, UEA with over 700 secondary school pupils from 20 schools across the county taking part. After a fantastic week of sporting events for both primary and secondary school pupils, the final event showered participants in multi coloured paint during a 5k Colour […]

Norfolk School Games – Special Schools Event

Day 4 of the Norfolk School Games 2019, and we were delighted to welcome 130 young people with special needs, from schools across Norfolk, who took part in a selection of adapted games which included Dance, Goalball, Boxfit, Wheelchair Basketball, Dodgeball and Boxing. The students from John Grant, Sheringham Woodfields, Chapel Green, The Clare, Sidestrand […]

Girls Show Off Their Skills at School Games Football Finals

Today over 250 girls took part in the Norfolk School Games Girls Football Finals at Goals Norwich. The girls were representing their school and local School Sport Partnership (SSP) at the county event. All of the teams had qualified to take part in the event by taking part in local competitions ran by each of […]

School Games Day 3- High Scores in The Panathlon Challenge!

What another fantastic day we had today at Sportspark. The Primary Panathlon was one of three competitions taking place and was run by The Panathlon Challenge, a national charity which delivers sporting opportunities for children with a special education need or disability (SEND). Children from mainstream primary schools were invited to represent their school sports […]

School Games Day 3 – Sportshall Athletics ‘Jumps’ into Focus

As part of the of 2019 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competitions took place at the Sportspark. Close to 300 young athletes from Years 3 through to 6 took part in a wide range of Athletics events inside the fantastic facility of the Sportspark & tried to score as […]

Keysteps Gymnastics – Day 3 of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2019

Norfolk School Games Keysteps Gymnastics Tuesday 12th February 2019  UEA Sportspark SPring Gymnasium Day 3 of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2019 90 Year 1 and 2 boys and girls from across the County competed in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final. These children qualified from Level 2 Gymnastics competitions across the county, to […]

Handball makes its debut at the Norfolk School Games!

Handball was included in the Norfolk School Games for the first time today as schools from across Norfolk competed in the year 7 and 8 competition at UEA Sportspark. The event brought together 16 teams, all of whom qualified from their level 2 partnership competition, with the 8 winning girls and boys teams from each […]

2019 Winter School Games Finals kicks off in style!

Today the 2019 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals kicked of in style at the Sportspark in Norwich. The winter finals will run over the next week and will see around 2200 competitors representing their school and local School Sport Partnership in 12 different competitions and events. The first event of the Finals was an exciting Alternative […]

Parking Information for the Winter School Games

Parking for the School Games events taking place at Sportspark Please be advised that there will be no onsite parking on the days of the events taking place at Sportspark. Minibuses are to drop off at the Sportspark and then park at City Academy Norwich. These will be parked at their own risk and in […]

Winter Games Begin This Week

The Norfolk School Games are coming and with only a few days to go until the first event, we have already seen thousands of primary and secondary school children access a variety of level 2 competitions and sporting festivals. Want to know more about what’s involved in the Games? Then read on to find out […]

North Norfolk SSP

We apologise that the North Norfolk SSP website is currently down. We understand that this is a difficult interim period but are working with other partners to ensure that the situation is resolved soon. Please check back here where we will keep you updated with any School Games information.

Education Secretary makes drive for more competitive school sport

YST responds to Damian Hinds’ competitive school sport pledge. Article from the Youth Sport Trust’s website. Responding to Education Secretary Damian Hinds’ Conservative Party Conference Speech announcing a new cross-government School Sport Action Plan, Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “It is hugely encouraging that the Secretary of State is so passionate about the […]

New ‘She Rallies’ Tennis Workshop in Cromer

‘She rallies’ is a Judy Murray initiative, to increase the female workforce delivering tennis to girls. Kim Burgess who is Norfolk’s ‘she rallies’ ambassador delivers non-technical and fun based training workshops to teachers, assistants, brownie leaders any females who may want to be involved in delivering introductory tennis. These workshops are free of charge. The […]

A Look Back on the 2017/18 School Games Finals

What a year it was for another Norfolk School Games. Over 18,000 young people took part in level 2 competitions in the year across all 8 school sports partnerships. This year alone saw nearly 3500 children compete in 22 events, 15 of which were level 3 competitions. With such a variety of sports on offer, […]

Millions of Young People engaged in school sports since the launch of The School Games

The following article from the Youth Sport Trust explains how The School Games has engaged over 10 million young people through competitive sport and helped them to achieve their personal best…. It’s been six years since the opening of London 2012 and one of the biggest legacy projects to come out of the UK’s opportunity […]

Summer 2018 – Day 5…These Girls Can… Smash plenty of runs & take lots of wickets!!!

Friday 22nd June saw the fifth & final day of the Norfolk School Games take place and part of that was the Girls Kwik Cricket Finals held at Manor Park – the home of Horsford Cricket Club. 16 teams from across the 8 School Sports Partnerships in Norfolk took part meaning there were over enthusiastic […]

Summer 2018 Day 5 – Teenagers given chance to try new activities at alternative sports festival

The final day of the 2018 Summer Games saw Year 7-9 students from across the county converge on the Sportspark at the UEA to take part in an Alternative Sports Festival. The Festival aimed to provide a range of exciting opportunities for students who might not normally be engage with school sport or the School […]

Summer 2018 Day 4 – Secondary students go for Gold when taking to the track and giving their all on the field

With an overcast, blustery start to the day at the Sportspark around 640 pupils from Secondary Schools across the County came together to compete in the Secondary School School Games Athletics Finals. Despite the windy conditions pupils spirits were high. Speedy times were set on the Track and big distances recorded out on the Field. […]

Summer 2018 Day 3- Primary pupils from across Norfolk run, jump & throw themselves into action .

Well the sun eventually came out, after a slightly gloomy start, to greet schools for the Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Quad Kids Finals at SPortspark Athletics Track on  June. 20. Schools brought teams of 5 boys and 5 girls to compete in 4 different events – a 75m sprint, a longer 600m run, a […]

Summer 2018 Day 2 – Reel Them In – Anglers ‘cast’ into action which saw ‘nibbles’ turn into ‘net fulls’ to achieve spectacular results

Tuesday 19th June 2018 witnessed a large amount of talented Norfolk anglers casting into action on Barford Lakes for the second day of the Norfolk School Games Summer Finals. Over 45 pupils from secondary schools across the Norfolk County came together to compete of being crowned Norfolk School Games Angling Winners 2018; after being worthy […]

Summer 2018 Day 2 – Norfolk’s Golfing Greats

The 2nd day of our Norfolk Summer School Games 2018 brought out our mini golfers from all corners of the County. We were delighted to welcome the qualifying 130 boys and girls, aged between 5 & 9, to Norfolk’s Family Golf Centre to demonstrate their golfing prowess in the County Final. The competitors pitched and […]

Summer 2018 Day 2-Top Teamwork at Panathlon!

Another jam packed day at the Summer Games and we were back at Sportspark for the Primary Panathlon. The event was held by The Panathlon Challenge, a national charity which runs sporting opportunities for children with a special education need or disability (SEND). Children from mainstream and special schools were invited to represent their school […]

Summer 2018 Day 2 – Howzat!?!? Plenty of Fun at Kwik Cricket as it Only Rains Sixes!!!

Tuesday 19th June saw the second day of the Norfolk School Games swing into action and part of that was the Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals held at Manor Park – the home of Horsford Cricket Club. 16 teams from across the 8 School Sports Partnerships in Norfolk took part meaning there were over 150 children […]

Summer 2018 Day 1 – High Fives to all schools for a Fantastic Netball competition

On the first day of the Norfolk School Summer Games 30 teams across Norfolk played out a fantastic High Five Netball tournament in the sunshine at the Sports Park UEA. Sixteen large schools and fourteen small schools competed in a round robin tournament against two or three other schools in their group.  Teams entered the […]