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The number one aim of Project Ability is to have more young disabled pupils taking part in competitive sport. Through the School Games and our lead Project Ability school in Leicestershire, Ellesmere College, our schools can improve the quality, and extend the provision, of physical activity for disabled pupils.

Project Ability is delivered as part of the School Games, and includes:

  • bespoke training, developed by the Youth Sport Trust, to provide local advice and guidance to School Games Organisers and host schools;
  • the establishment and implementation of even more local competitive opportunities for young disabled people; and
  • the development of school club activities.

In order to run inclusive sporting activity, schools are encouraged to work alongside National Governing Bodies of Sport to establish inclusive formats with tips and advice on how to adapt activities as well as specific impairment formats. Guidance on inclusive formats is available from the School Games website. Schools can use these inclusive formats in their School Games intra- and inter-school competition (Levels 1 and 2), while including disability events within the Level 3 county events. The best pupils can aspire to compete at the Sainsbury's School Games finals.