English Primary Schools Championships Pathway

English Primary Schools Championships Pathway


The entry fee is £65 per team entered (not per school entered) which will be invoiced once a competition reaches 6 entries or the entry deadline is reached. By entering a Schools Championship each team will get access to Introduction to School Dodgeball online course for one member of staff.

To enter a County Primary Schools Championship complete and submit the entry form. Once submitted Alice, our Youth Development Manager, will be in touch via email to confirm your entry. You will receive event day information regarding the competition from Alice via email, with the event schedule being confirmed and sent once the closing date has been reached. Entries will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, additional entries will be placed on a waiting list, if there is enough interest a second competition may be added for the area. You will be notified via email if you have a place or if you are on the waiting list. If you do not see the competition you wish to enter listed, contact Alice.

Entries for the Primary School Championships go live on Monday 4th September 2023. Entry deadlines are listed by each competition.

If you can no longer attend a competition, please notify Alice as soon as possible. Refunds will be issued in-line with our Refund and Cancellation Policy


The table below contains all the information of the confirmed competitions including the entry deadline. Entries will close at midday on the listed deadline day. Entries will close 2 weeks before the event or when the spaces are full. Each competition will also list the Regional Final the winning schools would be invited to attend once they are confirmed. If the competition you wish to enter is full please contact Alice directly via alice@britishdodgeball.com to be placed on the waiting list.

Please note the listed competitions will only run if they receive enough entries.

CompetitionAddressCompetiton DateEntry DeadlineHow To Enter/Live ScoresRegional
Berkshire Schools ChampionshipJohn Madejski Academy, 125 Hartland Road, Reading, RG2 8AFMonday 22nd April 2024Monday 8th April 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
North Cumbria Schools ChampionshipUllswater Community College, Wetheriggs Lane, Penrith, CA11 8NGWednesday 24th April 2024Wednesday 10th April 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NE
Staffordshire Schools ChampionshipStoke-on-Trent College, Cauldon Campus, Stoke Road, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DGThursday 25th April 2024Thursday 11th April 2024Entry Form6NW
Tees Valley Schools ChampionshipMiddlesbrough College, Dock Street, Middlesbrough TS2 1ADMonday 29th April 2024Monday 15th April 2024Full - email alice@britishdodgeball.com to be added to the waiting list0NE
Derbyshire Schools ChampionshipDerby College, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN. Tuesday 30th April 2024Tuesday 16th April 2024Entry Form3NW
Norfolk Schools ChampionshipEast Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BQFriday 3rd May 2024Friday 19th April 2024Full - email alice@britishdodgeball.com to be added to the waiting list0SE
South Cumbria Schools ChampionshipThe Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJMonday 6th November 2023Thursday 19th October 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NW
North Lincolnshire Schools ChampionshipJohn Leggott College, W Common Lane, Scunthorpe, DN17 1DSTuesday 14th November 2023Tuesday 31st October 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NE
Hertfordshire Schools ChampionshipOaklands College, Hatfield Road, Oaklands, St Albans, AL4 0JAMonday 20th November 2023Monday 6th November 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
Suffolk Schools ChampionshipSuffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, IP4 1LTTuesday 21st November 2023Tuesday 7th November 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
West Yorkshire Schools ChampionshipNew College Pontefract, Park Lane, Pontefract WF8 4QRThursday 30th November 2023Thursday 16th November 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NE
West Surrey Schools ChampionshipWoking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.Wednesday 6th December 2023Wednesday 22nd November 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
North Somerset Schools ChampionshipWeston College, Health and Active Living Skills Centre, Loxton Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 4QU Thursday 7th December 2023Thursday 23rd November 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SW
North West London Schools ChampionshipPark Academy West London, Park View Rd, Uxbridge UB8 3GATuesday 12th December 2023Tuesday 28th November 2023ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
South Somerset Schools ChampionshipBucklers Mead Academy, 1 St John's Road, Yeovil, BA21 4NHFriday 19th January 2024Monday 8th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SW
East Surrey Schools ChampionshipCarrington School, Noke Drive, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4ADTuesday 23rd January 2024Tuesday 9th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
Birmingham Schools ChampionshipWheelers Lane Technology College, Wheelers Lane, King's Heath, Birmingham, B13 0SFWednesday 24th January 2024Wednesday 10th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0
Bournemouth Schools ChampionshipsLeAF Studio, Holloway Avenue, Bournemouth, BH11 9JWThursday 25th January 2024Thursday 11th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0
Devon Schools ChampionshipSouth Devon College, Vantage Point, Long Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EJ Thursday 1st February 2024Thursday 18th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0
Bradford Schools ChampionshipNew College Bradford, Nelson Street, Broomfields, Bradford, BD5 0DXFriday 2nd February 2024Friday 19th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0

Greater Manchester Schools ChampionshipEccles Sixth Form College, Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9FJTuesday 6th February 2024Tuesday 23rd January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0
North East London Schools ChampionshipBarking and Dagenham College, Rush Green Campus, Dagenham Rd, Dagenham, Romford RM7 0XU
Friday 9th February 2024Friday 26th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
Leicestershire Schools ChampionshipWyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LW Friday 9th February 2024Friday 26th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NW
South Essex Schools ChampionshipUSP College, Palmer's Campus, Chadwell Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5TD Monday 12th February 2024Monday 29th January 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SE
Lancashire Schools ChampionshipLancaster and Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TYThursday 22nd February 2024Thursday 8th February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NW
Cornwall Schools ChampionshipTruro College, College Road, Truro, TR1 3XXFriday 23rd February 2024Friday 9th February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SW
Merseyside Schools ChampionshipCarmel College, Prescot Road, Saint Helens, WA10 3AGMonday 26th February 2024Monday 12th February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NW
Gloucestershire Schools ChampionshipCirencester College, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 1XAFriday 1st March 2024Friday 16th February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SW
Hampshire Schools ChampionshipPeter Symonds College, Owens Road, Winchester SO22 6RXFriday 8th March 2024Friday 23rd February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SW
Wiltshire Schools ChampionshipSt Laurence School, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZMonday 11th March 2024Monday 26th February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0SW
Sussex Schools ChampionshipChichester College, A259, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SBThursday 14th March 2024Thursday 29th February 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0
North Yorkshire Schools ChampionshipYork College, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2BBThursday 21st March 2024Thursday 7th March 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NE
Tyne and Wear Schools ChampionshipTyne Met College, Coast Road Campus,Battle Hill Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9NLMonday 25th March 2024Monday 11th March 2024ENTRY DEADLINE REACHED0NE

We also have plans to introduce Schools Championships in other areas of the UK if there is demand for further competitions. If you are interested in a school competition in your region please get in touch with Alice.


In 2024 we will run 4 regional rounds. Qualification for the National Finals will be clarified once all the regional rounds are confirmed. Schools should attend the allocated regional round for their competition however they can request to attend a different regional round if necessary. This request will be considered by British Dodgeball but may not be granted.


North East Primary Schools ChampionshipNewton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Beveridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe DL5 4EHWednesday 5th June 202410.30am - 4pm
South West Primary Schools ChampionshipUWE Bristol Sport, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QYWednesday 5th June 202410.30am - 4pm
North West Primary Schools ChampionshipPoynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, SK12 1PUThursday 13th June 202410.30am - 4pm
South East Primary Schools ChampionshipUniversity of East London, University Way, London, E16 2RDThursday 13th June 202410.30am - 4pm


A trophy will be presented to winner of each county competition as well as bespoke British Dodgeball Schools Championships medals for the top 3 placed teams in each regional competition. A maximum of 10 medals will be presented to each team at British Dodgeball School Championships. At each competition there will be a certificate awarded to the team that we feel best displays and follows the Dodgeball Code.


All competitions will follow the full U11 rules. Some competitions may be played with a change to the timings in order to fit into the available time at the host school/college.

The School Quick Start Rules provide a summary of the full British Dodgeball rules, but teachers are encouraged to check the full rules document for clarification.

Teams can have a maximum of 10 players, at the start of a set six players should be on court, with a minimum of two girls and two boys in this six at the start of a set.

Where possible we ask schools not to bring spectators to county and regional rounds, unless the event coordinators states otherwise, as there is limited space available at these events. Spectators will be allowed at the National Finals.

British Dodgeball Regulations

British Dodgeball Code of Conduct



Schools will enter their local county championships competition and compete over one day against other teams. Each county championship has space for 12 teams, additional teams will be placed on a waiting list, should there be enough demand we will endeavour to arrange another competition in the area to accommodate the demand. County championships are organised by British Dodgeball and refereed using sports leaders from the host secondary school/college. Competition arrival will be between 10.30am and 10.45am (unless listed otherwise on the table below), with competitions finishing before 4pm (all timings subject to change and dependent on the number of entries at an event).


Winners from county championships will qualify for the regional finals. British Dodgeball will host the 2 regional finals, one in the North and one in the South. The exact locations and dates of these regional finals will be confirmed as soon as possible. There is no additional entry fee for qualifying schools from a county competition to attend the regional finals. British Dodgeball staff and referees will manage and coordinate the regional finals


A minimum of the top 3 schools from each regional final will progress to the national finals. There is no additional entry fee for qualifying schools to attend the national finals. British Dodgeball staff and referees will manage and coordinate the national finals.
The 2024 National Finals will take place on Thursday 11th July at David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham.
British Dodgeball