The Islington PE, School Sport and Physical Activity team run a wide range and large number of competitions, events and festivals for schools in Islington. All the details and entry forms for attending competitions are provided below on this page. We also provide support for developing competitive experiences in school, further school sport opportunities and deliver the School Games programme for Islington. Click the headings or follow the links below for further details.

The Islington PE, School Sport and Physical Activity team run a wide range and large number of inter-school (between schools) sports competitions events and festivals for primary and secondary schools within Islington. This includes competitions part of the core School Games offer for all schools offering the opportunity to go on and represent Islington at London wide competition. Alongside these we run additional events forming part of our Annual Support Package, this includes a variety of age groups, non-traditional sports and more festivals to engage more pupils. See all the competitions we run on our competition calendar.

 Competition Calendar 2019-20

As part of your PE and school sport provision you may consider running tournaments, festivals or other activities at school. This might be between classes or houses etc. for example most if not all schools will run a sports day in summer term. Also some schools chose to run their own competitions in school as a form of selecting a team for Islington inter-school competitions. We offer you support to plan, develop ideas and create formats for competitions and festivals you would like to run at school. If you would like support in this area, then get in touch.

The London Youth Games (LYG) is Europe’s largest youth sports festival. It is a season of events taking place over the academic year covering a wide range of sports.Islington PE and School Sport services organise and deliver the qualifying competitions locally (level 2). The winners of our local school games events, highlighted in yellow on the competition calendar, are invited to attend the London finals hosted by LYG at the Spring Championships and Summer Finals held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in March and July respectively.

Providing opportunities for all pupils is important for PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. We do have a number of opportunities for pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) this includes a termly Inclusion Festival, Boccia and New Age Kurling competitions and the Panathlon Challenge, alongside a number of less regular activities or events planned throughout the year, plus PE and activity support available for schools.

The School Games also provide a self-review Inclusive Health Check to help you be reflective on how inclusive your provision is and provide some suggestions on how to make improvements.

If yu would like support on your inclusive PE, School Sport and Activity provision or to get involved with some of our opportunities, please get in touch.

Each academic year we present a number of trophies to schools for success over the school year and hold the annual school and community sports awards.

Champions Trophy - This trophy is presented to the school that has had the best level of success across the Islington competition calendar, reflecting the strength of their school provision. Each event a school attends they are awarded points for attending, the amount of points a school receives increases based on the final result.

Attendance Champions - We track the number of events and teams a school eneters across the year. The trophy is presented to the school that has continued to provide opportunities across the year and entered the most amount of teams demonstraying a commitment to contunuing to provide pupils inter-school opportunities and a variety of experiences.

Fair Play Trophy - At each event schools nminate an opposing school they have recognised demonstrating outstanding fair play throughout the event. This trohy is presented to the school that has received the most amount of event fair play awards across the competition calendar.

Most Improved - This trophy is presented to the school that has demonstrated the best improvement in inter-school event attendance demonstrating great progress and ambition to provide pupils with more opportunities. The school is awarded by comparing current year's attendance with the previous year.

School and Community Sports Awards - Each year we jointly host the school and community sports awards with GLL and Islington Secondary Sport Association to recognise the outstanding success and stories from the sportsmen, women and teams from Islington schools. The awards are held in June at the Town Hall, with nominations taken following the easter break.

Approximately at least 3 weeks prior to an event, entry forms and online links will be made available below and on the training channel

Details are provided for the date, time and location. this is on the first page of the entry form or on the summary for online entries. Rules, regulations, team size and any other useful information for the event is provided on the second page of the entry forms or via the 'full details' section of the training channel.

If submitting an entry form, download a copy and complete the details section of the front page and email a copy to

If using the training channel, you will need an account and to sign-in, select 'request a place' to submit an entry, fill out the details and use th special requirements box for any additional details required e.g. number of teams.

Upon rececving an entry via either method, your place will be confirmed or put on the waiting list via email

Please note, please do not turn up to an event unannounced and please let us know if you can no longer attend.

Please find below the competition entry forms and details for the upcoming Islington PESSPA competitions, events and festivals.​

  • Inter-school competitons have been postponed until further notice due to Covid-19
  • We will be offering Personal Challenges, Islington Active Leaders Programme, Intra-school competitions and off-site events for individual schools
  • To take up any of these opportunities please contact Michael Peet

The School Games is a national programme of school sport and physical activity, designed to engage all young people in school sport and physical activity through opportunities including competitive sport, Change 4 Life and Leadership to encourgae lifelong healthy activity and personal development.

In Islington we deliver the Change 4 Life moving more and fun activity ethos through Moving and Improving. You can find more information on Moving and Improving, including taking a look at the sample booklet, on the Increasing Physical Activity page.

Find out more information and access a large pool of free resources by visiting the School Games website.

The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme recognising PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. A school is awarded Bronze, silver or Gold based on their pupils' engagement with PE, extra-curricular clubs, leadership opportunitites and competitive experiences. The award enables schools to assess their current provision, evidence their success and progress and can also help to identify areas to build upon. Applications are only take during the summer term and online at If you're interested in applying, would like assistance or want to know more contact Michael Peet - Islington School Games Organiser.


For 19/20 we are sharing virtual awards with schools for their continued commitment to sport and physical activity. We're reflecting on the efforts made by schools during the autumn and spring term, so not to overlook what was achieved during that time and awarding those schools most deserving the COMMITMENT award. We're also awarding the VIRTUAL award to those schools that have shown us extraordinary efforts to encourage and support children to be active during the Covid-19 period. Each of the winning schools has received a short report and summary of celebrating their efforts and achievements.

Commitment Award          Virtual Award


Congratulations to the following schools!

Hargrave Park 
Newington Green  
Prior Weston*  
Sacred Heart 
St Joan of Arc  
St John's Highbury Vale  
St Joseph's 
St Mark's 
St Mary Magdalene Academy 
Tufnell Park 
Whitehall Park* 
William Tyndale*   

*These schools have also retained their 18/19 School Games Mark for 19/20 as a result of Covid-19 preventing applications this year.


Upcoming Islington PE and Sport Competitions

*Events and competitions have been postponed due to Covid-19 until further notice

Once the DfE guidance for schools is updated and allows for inter-school events to return, we'll introduce events again and share a safe and suitable calendar


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Islington Schools' Champions (ISC) Trophy

Final Standings 2019/20 as of March 23rd 2020




3William Tyndale629
4Prior Weston605
5St John's Highbury Vale502
8St Joan of Arc380
10Tufnell Park331

Participation Leaders 19/20

The following schools have attend the most events so far;

Prior Weston (28), Ashmount (26), Canonbury (25), William Tyndale (22), St John's Highbury Vale (20)