School Games

The School Games inspires young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition, the SSCos from The Chippenham Sports Partnership support a variety of School Games event, check out our year at a glance found under events!

School Games Mark Critera

We are delighted to be able to share with you the refreshed criteria for School Games Mark 2021/22, to allow sufficient time for schools to understand the revised questions and collate data in advance of the application window opening on Wednesday 04 May 2022.

Following a period of consultation, we will be reinstating the award levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum but we have done this giving full consideration to not adding more pressure to already hard-pressed schools. 

We have simplified the number of questions for this year, which will be confined to Yes/No answers where possible. You may wish to liaise with your SGO to discuss the new criteria, and ensure your school has an action plan in place throughout the year to help you prepare for the application once it is live. 

Please click the following link to find out more about your school games organisers:

Please find below some useful documents relating to the School Games. More information can be found at Wiltshire and Swindon Sport – School Games (


SG Important Documents

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in Sport. By agreeing to the Code of Conduct we can ensure that correct sporting behaviour and attitudes will be shown to all the staff responsible for competition, the students and the teachers. 
Please read the details below and then submit your agreement at the bottom of the page.


  • Display and promote high standards of behaviour
  • Promote good sporting behaviour within the spirit of the Games
  • Always respect the official’s decisions
  • Never engage in public criticism of officials
  • Never enter the field of play during a game unless authorised by an official
  • Never engage in or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each athlete above everything, including winning
  • Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are a part of learning
  • Ensure that spectators behave appropriately and take responsibility of their sanctions
  • The behaviour of your children is your responsibility at all times
  • Respond to any concerns about a child’s or young person’s welfare, working in partnership with others in the young person’s best interests


  • Play by the rules
  • Accept every decision made by the officials
  • Treat your opponents with respect at all times
  • Accept victory and defeat equally with good grace
  • Do your best even if your team is losing
  • Be a good loser as well as a winner
  • Do not leave the school games venue unless accompanied by a member of school staff


  • Support and encourage all players
  • Respect the officials and their decisions
  • Encourage fair play
  • Never engage in or tolerate offensive, insulting language or behaviour
  • Remember that young people play sport for their own enjoyment


  • It is the responsibility of each school to ensure parents/spectators abide by this code of conduct
  • Please remember that many of our officials are students themselves and volunteering. They have received training prior to this event.
  • Any genuine complaints/concerns should be directed to a member of the event management team
  • In the event of a serious breach of this code the event coordinator with can disqualify a school from participating in an event
  • Where the LOC receives a report on a serious breach they can disqualify a school from participating in the School Games competition programme

Your school can sign up to this agreement on the WASP website Wiltshire and Swindon Sport – Code of Conduct Online Agreement (

Pupil Voice information

School Games Rules and Format

Sports Formats | Wiltshire & Swindon Sport (