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Our Primary and Secondary Event Calendars can be downloaded via the links at the bottom of this page.


Our sporting competitions for schools run throughout the year, and are inclusive for all levels of ability and sporting ambition.

Through the School Games we are inspiring young people across the Borough of Merton to take part in competitive school sport. By providing different formats it makes competition more attractive and accessible for more of our young people, and ensures they can all take part in competitive sport irrespective of their experience, talent or ability. Merton SSP will enable and encourage participation in our competitions programme for all eligible school pupils through the following pathways:

Intra School

Merton SSP will support schools to provide Intra-school Competitions and Festivals (Level 1 School Games). Providing students with the opportunities to compete against other children within their own school, culminating in a School Games Day / Sports Day.

Inter School

Competitive Events

We deliver Inter-school Competitions (Level 2 School Games) where individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools against other local schools in competitions within Merton. The winning teams progressing to various regional competition opportunities including London Youth Games School Games Level 3 and Surrey Schools Athletics, Football and Cricket.

Competitive events may also be inclusive and be organised specifically for children with SEND. These events will also follow a pathway into Regional Finals such as London Youth Games/School Games.


Festival events are an inclusive non-competitive series of organised friendly matches, fun games or skill based activities with no scores collected. These may be specifically for children with SEND or for certain age groups.

Inclusive events are generally aimed at your SEND children and/or those children who might not normally get to represent the school in competitive events.

MSSP Events

In 2022/23, we had 9,407 participants taking part in 74 Primary School Games Competitions and festivals, including 14 new Development events. This made up 919 teams from 45 schools who competed against each other to represent their school throughout the academic year. As well as this, over 40 Secondary School competitions and festivals took place across the borough between our 12 schools.

You can view our end of year review video on YouTube by clicking here

Merton SSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a safe, enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. For more information about REF-SPECT please click here.

For further information regarding the regional and national competitions and school games programme please follow the links to the websites below

Youth Sport Trust –

School Games –

London Youth Games –

Lost Property

From time to time, belongings do get left at some of our event venues upon schools departing on-site venues or off-site public sites. If any property is found by an MSSP staff member, it will be stored for 28 days at Harris Academy Morden. Please call our office number or email to check if your lost property has been found at one of our events and we can arrange a time for collection.



teams played in our competitions last year


primary school events run by MSSP last year

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