Priority Entry Now Open for 2020 British Schools Championships

Entry is now open for the 2020 British Schools Championships which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2020 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

The hugely popular competition, which is expected to reach capacity in record time again this year, is a key development event for young judoka and is designed to gradually expose them to a British Judo national competition environment.

Competition Days:

Saturday 14th March 2020: Years 8 and 9, and Years 10 and 11
Sunday 15th March 2020: Years 6 and 7, and Years 12 and 13, and Adaptive Judo.

Priority Entry:

Priority entry players will be those who came first or second at a 2019/2020 Regional Schools competition.

All players who have qualified for a priority entry place will be contacted via the email address supplied during your Regional Schools competition. We will contact you in the week beginning 13th January 2020 to invite you to make your entry into the 2020 British Schools Championships.

To guarantee your entry into the competition you must make your entry via the link provided in the email communication by the latest Friday 31st January 2020. After this period, you will still be able to enter but only as a part of the open entry phase and your priority entry period will have finished.

Please note: You will NOT be automatically entered into the 2020 British Schools Championships. It is YOUR responsibility to enter via the email link which will be provided.

If you haven’t received your invitation to entry by Friday 17th January 2020 but you believe you should have been contacted as a result of your finishing place at one of the regional competitions please email stating your name, regional competition entered, and your weight category.

The open entry phase will open Monday 3rd February 2020, and close on Friday 21st February 2020. Please note, if the entry reaches its maximum capacity during this period the entry will close.

How can I register?

Entry via the online system takes only a couple of minutes to complete and will ensure that your entry is processed correctly and the payment is processed immediately via our secure system.

By using the online booking system, it will eliminate the chance of your entry getting lost in the post, processing errors of your details and allow a secure payment to be made.

When entering online you MUST provide a school/institution email address. For your entry to be accepted into the event we will require confirmation from your school/institution that you do attend their institution and confirmation of your school year. This will be completed via an electronic process. Alternatively, your school/teacher/staff member can confirm your attendance and school year by sending us an email from their school email account to

Unfortunately, we cannot accept card payments from American Express cards.

Who is eligible to compete?

This is a Level 3 Development event for all Academic Years and is not open to the following:

Any player who has won any medal at the British Pre-Cadet Championships or British Cadet Championships or British Junior Championships in the last two years (December 2018 – December 2019).

EXCEPTION: any medallist who won less than two contests IS eligible.

For more information about the British School Championships, please click here