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School sport

What is the School Sport programme?

The School Sport programme is delivered by the council's Sports Development team on behalf of the St Helens Association for Physical Education & Sport (SHAPES). The programme works alongside a number of external partners including Everton FC, LIverpool FC, Lancashire Cricket Foundation, Liverpool County FA, Edge Hill University and local sports clubs, to deliver a variety of opportunities to engage pupils in school sport.

The programme is inclusive of the national School Games programme funded by Sport England/Department of Culture, Media & Sport. All schools are able to access the School Games aspect of the School Sport programme. The School Games comprises of both intra and inter-school competitions leading to county finals. The mission of the School Games is to 'keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best'.