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National Schools Championships

Bring your class to the court!

Formerly part of the School Games, our National Schools Badminton Championships is our largest youth badminton initiative, attracting entry from over 6,400 school badminton teams, featuring over 35,000 players each year.

The Championships have brought class to court for the past 10 years in their current guise, remaining as one of Europe’s biggest school badminton tournaments during that time. Now, newly revamped for the 2018/19 season, the Championships has moved away from being part of the School Games offer.

At Badminton England, we are going back to what we are good at – serving up badminton packed with benefits that you, your school and your pupils can celebrate.

Most importantly, we don’t want your badminton experience to stop once the Championships are over!
All of the pupils taking part in the Championships get the opportunity to claim a free ‘first year’ membership*** to Badminton England, unlocking exciting benefits to improve their game on and off court.

This will open up exciting ways to progress into our brilliant network of junior clubs and more competitive court time. Your membership also features benefits to help you dress like a pro and learn from the best with discounts on the latest kit and major event tickets.

To sign up, please click here.

Competition Structure

The National Schools Badminton Championships return for the 2018/19 season – and they are changing!

Young Officials

Young Officials are hand selected by Badminton England as the officiating team for the National Finals Weekend. Find out more.


Click here to see all about the 2017/18 Finals Weekend and which school teams added their names to the 45 year roll of honour.

Contact us
If you have any queries regarding the National Schools Badminton Championships please check out our FAQ section above or email

Term and Conditions

* Schools participating in the Championships without entering via Badminton England will be unable to progress to the next round of the competition. 
** School teams awarded a bye to the next round are still required to enter using the online entry system.
*** Player names and email addresses required to be provided in order to be eligible. Players with existing Badminton England junior membership do not qualify for this free offer.

Photos: Jason Goodlad Photography