About Us

What is the School Sport Partnership?

We are a partnership of schools hosted by Durham County Council who develop PE, school sport and physical activity for young people and their families in the Durham City and Chester-le-Street areas. Our 64 partner educational establishments consist of 2 Infant schools, 2 Junior schools, 49 primary schools, 7 secondary schools, 2 special schools and 2 FE colleges. In addition we work closely with Durham University on a number of programmes and projects.

We believe that:

  • Sport changes people‚Äôs lives for the better
  • Physical activity from a young age sets a pathway for lifelong participation
  • Sport develops people who are healthy in body and mind

We aim to achieve change by:

  • Providing a wide variety of sporting opportunities for all
  • Engaging all schools in our ethos and programmes
  • Celebrating success and embracing achievements at all levels
  • Working with our partners to enable young people to sustain a healthy lifestyle
  • Upskilling primary school teachers in the field of Physical Education

Our targets are:

  • To increase the number of young people that are members of a community club
  • To sustain the number of young people participating in SSP competitions
  • To increase the number children accessing 2hrs of High Quality PE in primary schools
  • To increase the number of children accessing 2hrs of High Quality PE in secondary schools
  • To increase the number of young disabled people accessing sporting opportunities