The School Games has seen many of its athletes go on to achieve the highest sporting accolades and success on national and international stages. Inspirational athletes including Ellie Simmonds, Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft represented Paralympics GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games while many more have competed at World Championships, European Championships and National Finals.

Further success followed for our alumni at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, where 15% of Team GB and 20% of Paralympics GB (88 athletes in total) had gone through the School Games. Of these athletes, 25% took home a medal, including the likes of Adam Peaty, Owain Doull, Lily Owsley, Georgie Twigg and Stephen Milne.

We take a big interest in what our past competitors get up to after the games, and you can read the School Games experiences of current students and previous competitors, who are still on their journey to success, in our relatable ‘My School Games’ feature. Read about Rosie, a 2016 Rugby 7s competitor and current Loughborough University undergraduate, here.

More profiles of our star-studded past alumni are listed below but many more are still involved in sport and continue to develop and inspire young athletes across the UK.

ATHLETICS

Adam stormed to victory in the 2010 School Game,s taking home the 4x100m gold. An ex-footballer, Adam has gone on to win a silver 100m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and missed 200m bronze in Rio by six thousandths of a second. At the 2017 World Championships, he was part of the gold-winning 4×100 GB quartet.

Adam Gemili (ENG)

SWIMMING

Competing in the School Games in 2013, Duncan quickly rose in the ranks, winning gold in the 200m medley at European Youth Olympic Festival the same year. Since then, Duncan has gone on to win three golds and three silvers at the 2015 European Games, two silvers at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and a gold and silver at the 2017 World Championships.

Duncan Scott (SCOT)

Gymnastics

Sam won 2012 Olympic Games team Bronze and, later, became the 2013 European high bar silver medallist. His most recent success was to win gold and bronze at the 2017 British Championships.

Read more about Sam’s story here.

Sam Oldham (ENG)

ATHLETICS

Morgan Lake is a heptathlon prodigy. Having broken the British Junior record of 1.94m in the heptathlon high jump, it was obvious Morgan was set for big things. In 2016, she reached the high jump final in the Olympics, becoming the first British female to get so far since 1992.

Read more about Morgan here.

Morgan Lake (ENG)

ATHLETICS

Born without her right forearm, Hollie won bronze in 100m and shot in the 2007 School Games, and a gold in the discus and shot in 2009. Competing in F46 javelin, she won gold at the 2016 Paralympics and achieved a world record of 43.01m. Hollie achieved gold at the 2017 World Para-Athletic Championships.

Hollie Arnold (ENG)

GYMNASTICS

After winning six gold medals at the 2012 School Games, Ellie was competing internationally a year later. At 15, she became first female gymnast ever to win an individual all-around medal for Great Britain at the European Championships, claiming bronze in 2015. She competed in the 2016 Olympics, and picked up an All-Round gold at the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, as well as two silvers and a bronze.

Ellie Downie (ENG)

Athletics

Jonnie competed at UK School Games in 2009, winning 100m Gold. He went on to win 100m gold at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the 2016 Paralympics and the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships.

Read more about Jonnie here.

Jonnie Peacock (ENG)

ATHLETICS

Sophie Hahn is a name that is becoming synonymous with British Paralympic success, who competed in the School Games in 2015. Her athletic career was inspired by London 2012, and by 2016 she was already a Paralympic champion, winning gold in the T38 100m. She became a double World Champion at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships.

Read more about Sophie here.

Sophie Hahn (ENG)

Cycling

Junior World Champion, Senior World Champion and world record holder with British Cycling. She more recently won gold in the Team Pursuit at the 2016 Olympics, then two silvers and a gold in the 2017 Track Cycling World Championships.

Elinor Barker (WAL)

Athletics

Dina competed at the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games, winning 200m Gold. She went on to represent Team GB at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, winning Bronze in the 4x100m relay. She has since become the British record holder for the event, as well as the 100m and 200m. At the 2016 Olympics, Dina won bronze and a british record with the 4x100m relay, and finished fifth in the 200m.

Read more about Dina here.

Dina Asher-Smith (ENG)

Athletics

Katarina competed at the UK School Games in 2009, winning High Jump Silver. She later represented Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Heptathlon, placing 6th. She holds the British record for women’s high jump.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (ENG)

Athletics

Jessica competed at Sainsbury’s 2011 School Games, winning 1500m Gold. She continued on to the 2013 European Athletics Team Championships, where she took 800m gold. In 2017 she became only the fourth British woman to have broken two minutes for 800m and nine minutes for 3000m.

Read Jess’s full story here.

Jessica Judd (ENG)

Swimming

A four-time Paralympic Champion from Beijing and London, Ellie has continued to dominate the S6 category since then with gold medals at every level. At the age of just 14, she was the youngest person to receive an MBE, and received an OBE five years later. She won a gold and bronze at the 2016 Paralympics.

Ellie Simmonds (ENG)

Athletics

Hannah competed at the Sainsbury’s 2011 School Games, winning 100m Gold. She claimed further victories at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, in both the 100m and 200m, as well as in the same two events at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Racking up the medals, she took all three gold medals over 100, 400 and 800m at the 2015 World Championships, the 2016 Paralympics and the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships.

Hannah Cockroft (ENG)

Table Tennis

Nicko ended his School Games career in 2014 by successfully defending his wheelchair title. He was also part of the South East team which won the overall Gold.

UKSG Table Tennis
Nicko Anderson (ENG)

Table Tennis

She already has a Commonwealth Games Silver Medal in the mixed doubles at Glasgow 2014. She has also competed at the World and European Championships at senior level.

UKSG Table Tennis
Tin-Tin Ho (ENG)

Table Tennis

Won two Gold Medals at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games and has since enjoyed success on the international stage, winning the 2014 Spanish Youth Open.

UKSG Table Tennis
Tom Jarvis (ENG)

Gymnastics

London 2012 Olympian and 2012 British beam champion.

UKSG Gymnastics
Jennifer Pinches (ENG)

Gymnastics

Rebecca was Team GB’s youngest Olympian at London 2012 and was also the 2012 British all-around champion.

UKSG Gymnastics
Rebecca Tunney (ENG)

Gymnastics

Frank was the 2012 European junior all-around champion.

UKSG Gymnastics
Frank Baines (ENG)

Swimming

A Team GB representative and World Record Holder for the S7 400m Freestyle, Josef’s achievements saw him win the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2012. Earlier that year he had won Gold at the Paralympic Games in London.

UKSG Swimming
Josef Craig (ENG)

Swimming

Amy won four Gold and two Silver Medals at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal.

UKSG Swimming
Amy Marren (ENG)

Cycling

Competed as part of the British Cycling Senior National Squad and is also a European Champion.

UKSG Cycling
Matt Rotherham (ENG)

Cycling

European Champion and competed at the Track Cycling Senior World Championships in 2014 for British Cycling.

UKSG Cycling
Sam Harrison (WAL)

Volleyball

Megan represented Team GB following performances at the UK School Games in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

UKSG Volleyball
Megan Viggars (ENG)

Volleyball

Jim represented Team GB following his performances at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Jim Miller (ENG)

Volleyball

Marc represented Team GB following his performances at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Marc Richardson (ENG)

Volleyball

Nathan represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games following his appearance at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Nathan French (ENG)

Volleyball

Represented team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games following his appearance at the 2007 UK School Games in Coventry.

UKSG Volleyball
Dan Hunter (ENG)

Hockey

Georgie won a Bronze medal with England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi (where she scored the winning goal in the Bronze Medal match), and also won a Bronze Medal with Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Recently won gold at the 2016 Olympics.

UKSG Hockey
Georgie Twigg (ENG)

Fencing

Wheelchair fencing champion at the Sainsbury’s 2011 School Games and later competed at the London 2012 Paralympics aged just 14.

UKSG Fencing
Gabi Down (ENG)

Fencing

Women’s Epee UK School Games champion in 2007 and went to the represent Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012.

UKSG Fencing
Corinna Lawrence (ENG)

Fencing

Men’s Epee UK School Games champion in 2010 and went on to win the Junior World Championships in 2011.

UKSG Fencing
Philip Marsh (ENG)

Fencing

The winner of the Men’s Foil at the UK School Games in both 2008 and 2009, he has since competed at London 2012. He became a double bronze medal winner (individual and team) at the 2013 Senior European Championships.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
James Davis (ENG)

Wheelchair Basketball

Won a Bronze Medal at the European Championships in 2013 and took Gold at the Under-25 World Championships in 2015. Reached the semi-finals of 2016 Paralympics with Team GB.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
Charlotte Moore (ENG)

Wheelchair Basketball

Won a Gold Medal won at two successive European Championships in 2011 and 2013. He was also part of the team that finished seventh in the World Championships in 2014. Won bronze with Team GB at the 2016 Paralympics.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
Harry Brown (ENG)

Rugby 7s

Both selected into the full England Rugby Team Elite Player Squad (EPS).

UKSG Rugby Sevens
Sophie Lee (ENG) and Siobhan Longdon (ENG)