UK Schools’ Debating Calendar 

We’ve put together a calendar listing as many of the debating competitions for schools as we can find; we also list other oracy opportunities which might be of interest.

We also have a mailing list which goes out once month, and will send all the dates of upcoming competitions straight to your inbox. Sign up to the UK Schools’ Debating Mailing list.

Have we missed out your event? Email us. 

To make the calendar easier to navigate, click on the type of event in the key you wish to see and only those events will appear.

N.B. Remember to look at future months, as we also have events listed for later this year/early 2019.

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March 2019

Craigmount Debating Competition Registration – 24th May Competition

March 25 - May 17

Hosted by Craigmount School, Edinburgh Free to enter 3 rounds of British Parliamentary-format debating, breaking to a final Open to students in S1-S3 To register email

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May 2019

Craigmount School Debating Competition, Edinburgh

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Hosted by Craigmount School Registration opens 24th March 3 rounds of British Parliamentary, breaking to a final Free Open to Scottish schools, and for students in S1-S3 Timings TBC

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June 2019

World Schools Debate Academy, Slovenia

June 23 - July 1

This is a week long debating training camp and competition. The format is World Schools, but there is the option for a British Parliamentary Track. Students get intense training, with lots of workshops and practice debates. Teachers can also take part in a track which looks at using debating in the classroom and starting a debating club at their school. To find out more email Bojana Skrt -

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