The School Games would not be possible without the support of our partners.

Event Organiser

Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is a national children's charity that builds a brighter future for young people through PE and sport. 

Through 20 years of experience, they have developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools, and communities through the development of qualities including aspiration, resilience, and empathy.  

For more information, visit the Youth Sport Trust’s website

Event Host

Loughborough University

Having hosted the School Games National Finals for the past four years, their extensive range of sports facilities allows Loughborough University to accommodate the majority of School Games sports in their dedicated sport-specific venues. 

The campus is also home to several National Governing Bodies, including British Athletics, British Swimming, and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

For more information, visit the Loughborough University website

Funding Partners

Sport England 

Sport England is the primary funding partner of the School Games and its annual National Finals. 

Helping communities across the country to live more active lives, Sport England invests National Lottery and Exchequer funding to ensure more people can access quality sporting opportunities in the best way that suits them.

For more information, visit the Sport England website.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport 

The DCMS is committed to using the inspiration of the London 2012 Games to help rejuvenate sporting competition in schools and the 2022 School Games continues this legacy. 

This event will provide the perfect platform on which talented athletes can showcase their abilities, and inspire other school children across the country to take up competitive sport through the School Games.

For more information, visit the DCMS website.


The Department of Health funds several initiatives in schools across England which aims to improve the level of physical activity and engagement in school sports among Children and Young People. 

One of these initiatives is Change4Life, which encourages children and families to eat well, move more, and live longer.

For more information visit, the Change4Life website.

Supporting Partners

British Olympic Association

The British Olympic Association is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

They are responsible for preparing and leading competitors at the summer, winter, and Youth Olympic Games, along with promoting and protecting the Olympic Movement within the UK.

For more information, visit the British Olympic Association’s website.

British Paralympic Association

The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for the UK, responsible for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in Great Britain and selecting and funding the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic team. 

They are proud to be a supporting partner for the 2022 School Games, which plays a vital role in providing disability sport opportunities across the country.

For more information, visit the British Paralympic Association’s website.

Active Together

Active Together is the Active Partnership for Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland. Their focus is to ensure national sport and physical activity resources are locally reaching. 

They are a proud supporting partner for the School Games, and hope it will inspire young athletes to take part and enjoy competitive school sport.

For more information, visit the Active Together website.