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Northamptonshire Sport - Inclusive PE and School Sport Programme

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Northamptonshire Sport launched the Inclusive PE and School Sport Network (IPESSN) in 2014. It was founded in response to special schools seeking competitive and festival-based opportunities that were appropriate for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilites (SEND). The IPESSN is a collaboration of primary and secondary special schools, and mainstream schools across the county.

Since its inception, the IPESSN has arranged competitions, festivals, ‘come and try’ activities, high-quality leadership training, and deployment opportunities.

The IPESSN's programme is offered as part of Northamptonshire School Games programme. The network encourages schools to access opportunities from both programmes to suit the needs and abilities of their pupils. 

Inclusive PE and School Sport Network Meetings

The IPESSN hold regular meetings to discuss inclusive training and CPD opportunities, share news from governing bodies, celebrate good practice, promote resources, and share details of upcoming inclusive sports festivals and competitions. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to attend.

  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 5 years to 18 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
Age Range - School
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs


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Last updated 02 April 2024