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Specsavers Sussex School Games

“Enjoy the School Games experience and look forward to the future” – Ellie Simmonds, Paralympic Swimming Legend


The thrilling Specsavers Sussex School Games is a ‘mini-Olympics & Paralympics’, giving Sussex schoolchildren the chance to participate in competitive school sport at county level across multiple sport disciplines.

Its aim is to provide an inclusive sporting opportunity for young people to be involved in a range of sports and provide a meaningful experience, whatever their ability.

It gives young people the opportunity to represent their school and be proud of their achievements while creating happy memories and experiences they can share with their families.

Last Event 

Find out about the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020, here.

Previous Events 

Read about the Specsavers Sussex School Games 2019 HERE and see the full photo gallery HERE. 

Read about the Sussex School Games 2018 HERE. 

Read about the Sussex School Games 2017 HERE. 


The five levels of the School Games pathway give young people the chance to compete at county & national level:

Level 0 – Personal challenges
Level 1 – Intra-school competition & participation
Level 2 – Inter-school competition
Level 3 – County competition – Sussex School Games: Festival of Sport 
Level 4 – Elite National School Games

The Level 3 ‘Sussex School Games’ event is based on Active Sussex’s geographical area – combining East Sussex, West Sussex & Brighton & Hove.

It is organised by a Local Organising Committee (LOC), chaired by a head teacher, and includes representatives from local authorities, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) & the Sussex School Sports Network.

Active Sussex’s role is as background coordinator, NGB link & vice-chair, with local clubs and groups also contributing.

More information 

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Schools first point of contact is their local School Games Organiser, details of which are listed below. For all other enquiries please contact Ed Bartram via ebartram@activesussex.org or call 01273 644103.

West Sussex West
based at The Regis School, Bognor Regis
Sean O’Connor
01243 872111

Southern Area
based at The Angmering School
Dan Jenner
01903 772351

Central Sussex
based at The Weald, Billingshurst
Barry Meaney
01403 787200

based at Thomas Bennett Community College, Crawley
Steven Hand
07732 471127

Mid Sussex
based at St Pauls Catholic College, Burgess Hill
Holly Prescott/Mike Hart
01444 873898

Brighton & Hove
based at Brighton & Hove City Council
Emma Greenough
01273 292569

North Wealden
based at Beacon Academy, Crowborough
Tracy Lewis
01892 603000 ext. 121

South Downs
based at Hailsham Community College
Liz Price
01323 444513

Hastings & Rother
based at The Hastings Academy
Rebecca Antcliffe
07947 673074

For more information please contact:

Ed Bartram

Ed Bartram

Events Officer

Ed delivers the Sussex Sports Awards, School Games, Parallel Youth Games & Active Sussex Network meetings, Annual Partner Conference & AGM.