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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LSE Juniors

January 12

British Parliamentary format. Exclusively for students in Years 10 and below.

– Registration is £30 per team.
– Lunch will be provided for all participants and teachers.
– As a development opportunity we are allowing older school students to attend as judges. You can indicate that you would like to send judges on the registration form.
– Full and partial reg fee waivers are available. Your school may be eligible if it is a state school, outside of London or has not attended LSE Schools on the past 3 years. Please apply via the registration form.

*Provisional Schedule:*
Registration: 9:25-9:55am
Welcome Briefing and Introduction to British Parliamentary Debating: 10:00-10:30am
Round 1: 10:30-12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm
Round 2: 1:00-2:30pm
Round 3: 2:30-4pm
Break Announcement and Final: 4:00-5:30pm
Final Result and Prizes: 5:45pm
End Time: 6:00pm

More information to follow soon. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on with any questions.


Information is also available on our blog


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