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National Schools Championships

Bring your class to the court!

The 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.

For every secondary, middle and independent school in England to enter, the Championships is made up of four rounds of competitive badminton team match-play in different age categories and split by gender:

Years 7,8, & 9 Boys        Years 7,8, & 9 Girls        Years 10 & 11 Boys        Years 10 & 11 Girls

With one in every three secondary and middle schools represented on court, the National Schools Badminton Championships are now amongst the largest school sport tournaments in Europe.

The Championships culminate in a National Finals Weekend, hosted at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, where national champions are crowned from 36 team finalists.

Want to find out more?

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Photos: Jason Goodlad Photography

Competition Structure

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

Team Players

Get connected with the Championships on and off court with our photo galleries, Twitter feed and other content to LIKE & SHARE.

Organiser Resources

Click here for the competition rules, round explanations, and resources that will help with running rounds of competition.

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.