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Derbyshire School Games and DSSA

Running in Derbyshire School Games

The Derbyshire School Games is popular across the county.

School Games - a legacy of London 2012

The School Games is one of the flagship legacy programmes linked to the London 2012, with Olympic and Paralympic Games sit at the core of the Government's investment in school sport.

The programme in Derbyshire is set across four levels and is backed by National Lottery funding from Sport England.

It is supported by a range of partners including the Department for Education, Department of Health, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Youth Sport Trust and the British Paralympic Association.

Craig Homer

Craig Homer

Sport Development Manager with responsibility for Young People

Active Derbyshire

01773 571221 / 07787 186815

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The four levels are:

Level 1: Intra School Competition.

Level 2: Inter School Competition – within School Sport Partnerships / Area sections.

Level 3: Inter School Competition – Derbyshire County Finals.

Level 4: National School Games.

Below you can download booklets and pocket calendars for Primary and Secondary schools that explain how to enter and when and where events take place.

You can access pictures from some past School Games events by going to the Derbyshire Sport Flickr account.

The Derbyshire Schools' Sport Association (DSSA)

The Derbyshire Schools' Sport Association (DSSA) intends to encompass the full school competition programme in Derbyshire. It aims to:

  • Increase the number and range of quality, inclusive opportunities so that more young people from primary, secondary and special schools can take part in school sport festivals and competitions.
  • Support those with talent to progress through established pathways to a performance level as players, performers, leaders, coaches or officials.
  • Organise Derbyshire schools' squads and teams which compete successfully at regional, national and international level.

DSSA Annual Report

The DSSA Awards.

You can find out more about the DSSA's latest work by downloading the report below.

DSSA Awards

The DSSA Awards take place each autumn with individual and teams winners from across the county. Click on the link to find out more.


If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding during DSSA activity, please check out our guide by following the link.