Sportshall Primary Competition

Sportshall Primary is the largest primary school athletics competition programme and an essential component of the national competition framework for Athletics in schools. Recommended and endorsed by England Athletics, the programme culminates in an exciting series of county finals widely supported by Eveque.


Programme Overview

Sportshall Primary provides the ideal format in which to introduce young people to grassroots athletics and multi-skills competition. Whilst the Sportshall Award Scheme offers a structured approach to the teaching of skills and introduces some elements of competition, Sportshall Primary significantly enhances the experience…

•   Introducing young people to primary school athletics competition in a fun team based format
•   Encouraging mass participation with teams including up to 30 children
•   Promoting local delivery through a programme of cluster and Partnership events


Standard formats are recommended for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The provision of opportunity for comparatively large teams to represent a school is a key factor in the success and appeal of Sportshall, with the focus placed firmly on the achievements of the team and the importance of supporting each other.


Cluster and Partnership Activity

Each Partnership is encouraged to stage an annual series of cluster competitions prior to the leading schools progressing to a Partnership Final. Full resources to support this are available in the Downloads Section and include:

•   Sportshall Primary competition format and programme
•   Competition rules and guidance notes
•   Sample Teamsheets, Scoresheets and support for the scoring of events
•   Guidance for local event organisers


Sportshall Primary County Finals

Each Partnership is invited to nominate its leading school to participate in a celebration of Sportshall in their county. These events are led by the Sportshall Team, highly regarded for the delivery of the UK Championships programme and equally committed to supporting those areas where Sportshall is less well-established.


Support Services

The Sportshall Team offer a broad range of services designed to support the delivery of Sportshall in the curriculum and across a Partnership. Whether it’s a free planning session, teacher training, support in developing Sports Leaders, a primary school athletics competition or the implementation of a complete development programme, the team are ready to assist