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School Games & IPSSA

Intent of School Games & IPSSA Membership


As a school we are proud members of both the Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games and the Ipswich Primary School Sports Association (IPSSA). Throughout the academic year both IPSSA and the School Games provide schools with competition calendars outlining a vast array of Level 2 (Inter-school) competitions, festivals and leagues that are organised and conducted by the two associations. Level 2 competitions are designed to allow pupils the opportunity to put their skills into practice as they compete against their peers from other schools. It is our intent at Whitehouse Community Primary to provide as many pupils as possible across KS1 and KS2 the opportunity to take part, experience and represent our school in a Level 2 event.









Implementation of School Games Membership & IPSSA Membership

Level 2 Competitions Entered


As a school we have, and continue to, take part in a number of Level 2 competitions offered by the Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games. On average we enter a total of 13 Level 2 competitions each year.


Whitehouse CP School have taken part in the following Level 2 competitions/festivals:



Yr4, 5 & 6 Cross Country

Yr4, 5 & 6 ‘Go Run for Fun’ Event

Yr5 & 6 Sports Hall Athletics

Yr5 & 6 Quadkids Athletics



Yr5 & 6 Basketball Festival



Yr1 & 2 Dodgeball Festival

Yr3 & 4 Dodgeball Festival

Yr5 & 6 Dodgeball Festival



Yr3 & 4 Boys Football Festival

Yr3 & 4 Girls Football Festival

Yr3 & 4 Boys Futsal Event

Yr3 & 4 Girls Futsal Event   

Yr5 & 6 Boys Football Tournament

Yr5 & 6 Girls Football Tournament

Yr5 & 6 Boys Futsal Event

Yr5 & 6 Girls Futsal Event



Yr5 & 6 Netball Tournament


Panathlon Event

Yr5 & 6 Panathlon Event



Yr5 & 6 Ipswich School Swimming Gala


Tag Rugby

Yr5 & 6 Mixed Tag Rugby

Despite the recent pandemic, as a school we continued to engage in a number of the virtual events provided by the Ipswich & South Suffolk School Games. These virtual events replaced the usual Level 2 events and were instead, conducted by WHCPS staff during the school day i.e. PE lessons, within class bubbles.


Whitehouse CP School took part in the following virtual events:  


Yr1 - 2 Virtual Football Event

Yr1 - 6 Virtual Cross Country Event

Yr3 - 6 Virtual Netball Event

Yr3 - 6 Virtual Hockey Event


The engagement and participation within the virtual events has allowed all of our KS1 and KS2 pupils the opportunity to take part in a School Games event, essentially representing our school in Level 2 event.


Additionally, 3 IPSSA leagues are also entered each year in Football (Boys & Girls) and Netball, with a average combined total of 22 fixtures being played across the 3 leagues.


As a result, a total of 84 individual pupils during 2017/18, and 91 individual pupils during 2018/19 have proudly represented the school in at least one Level 2 event throughout the year. It’s also important to note that the vast majority of level 2 events offered involve mainly Upper KS2 pupils.


Impact of School Games & IPSSA Membership


School Games Mark


The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.  The School Games Mark also sets out to award schools in recognition for the quality of their PE provision that is offer to pupils. Since 2012 a massive 35,500 School Games Mark applications have been entered. Once submitted, the schools application is automatically graded against that year's School Games Mark criteria. Based upon the criteria and the schools data, successful schools can be awarded with a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award.  


WHCPS School Games Marks