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. This includes competitions part of the core School Games offer for all schools, including the opportunity to go on and represent Islington at London wide competition. We also run additional events forming part of our Annual Support Package, which includes a variety of age groups, non-traditional sports, and more festivals to engage more pupils.
All the details and entry forms for attending competitions are provided 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.
Upcoming Competitions and Festivals
Date and Location
Year 3/4 Girls Football
Wed 13 October, Market Road - FULL
attend one day
10am - 12pm
|Year 2 Football|
Wed 20 October, Market Road - FULL
attend one day
10am - 12pm
Year 5/6 Girls Football
Wed 3 November, Market Road - FULL
Finals for qualifying teams from previous 3 days, Fri 5 November, Whittington Park
attend one day
10am - 12pm
Year 4, 5 and 6
Tuesday 9 November
|10am - 1pm|
RFL Tag Rugby
|10am - 1pm|
To enter a competition find the live entry forms under 'competition entries and entry forms' tab below, follow the links on the calendar above to the training channel for online entries. For more information or any issues with entering competitions please contact email@example.com
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.
Submitting an entry form
If submitting an entry form, download a copy of a current entry form below and complete the details section of the front page. Email a copy to Michael.Peet@islington.gov.uk
Or using the training channel
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 the special requirements box for any additional details required e.g. number of teams.
Upon receiving 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.
Live Competition entries
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 enters 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 demonstrating a commitment to continuing to provide pupils inter-school opportunities and a variety of experiences.
Fair Play Trophy - At each event schools nominate an opposing school they have recognised demonstrating outstanding fair play throughout the event. This trophy 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 the 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 Sports 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.
Islington Schools' Standings
Virtual Participation Leaders
These schools have taken part in the most Islington virtual activities so far:
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.
Can't attend one of our upcoming competitions or want help to practice before you bring a team? We have some alternative virtual competition formats for some of the competitions you can use at school to still take part and engage children with competitive opportunities.
Virtual Cross Country
Complete your own running event at school or encourage children and families to complete a walk or run at home and submit their distance and time.
Submit the number of pupils that have taken part to us by Friday 12th November. The school that runs the furthest collective distance will be crowned the winners.
Participants can choose a distance between 0.5km and 5km. At our face to face event we will be running 1.2km for year 4, 1.6km for year 5 and 2km for year 6 so pupils may want to test themselves against these distances, but it is up to them.
The competition is open to all Islington schools. Distances can be completed running, walking, using a wheelchair, a frame or with assistance.
Virtual Tag Rugby
Complete your own Tag Rugby event at school, practice for the Islington competition, or use the challenges in the playground or at home.
Submit the number of pupils that have taken part to us by Friday 26th November. The school with the most amount of participants taking part in the challenges or megafest will be crowned the winners.
Schools can choose to use the individual challenges for pupils to work on their personal best during PE, breaktimes, or practice at home. Or for more team orientated activities use the Megafest to structure rugby based PE lessons or after-school clubs, which will help in preparation for the Islington competition or to run your own school event.
Panathlon challenge also provide their virtual games, enabling you to run your own panathlon event at school or challenge pupils at home.
Take a look at their Primary Activities preview for explanation and diagram of the activities
To submit a Virtual event score send your results sheet to Michael Peet, Islington Competition Manager
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 taken during the summer term and online at yourschoolgames.com. If you're interested in applying, would like assistance or want to know more contact Michael Peet - Islington School Games Organiser.
Virtual AwardsFor 2019/20 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 Committment 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.
Congratulations to our winning schools!
|St Joan of Arc|
|St John's Highbury Vale|
|St Mary Magdalene Academy|