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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September 2018

PiXL Up for Debate Registration – Competition various dates, tbc

September 3 - December 30

National debating competition, with online resources, for PiXL schools.

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Kings College London Schools Debating Competition Registration – Competition Feb 2nd

September 5 - November 30

One day debating competition, open to UK Schools (Saturday February 2nd) British Parliamentary Format. 4 rounds of debates, semi-finals and final. £35 per team, waivers available https://kcldebatingsoc.wixsite.com/schools

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Oxford Schools Debating Competition Registration – Competition various dates, tbc

September 6 - November 9

International competition with regional rounds Each school can enter up to 4 teams, consisting of 2 students No official age limit, but the competition is aimed at students aged 14 - 18 £50 per team as standard, and £25 per team for schools to whom the Access Policy applies

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International Competition for Young Debaters Registration – Competition various dates, tbc

September 10 - November 30

This is a national competition with regional rounds. British Parliamentary Format. Students in years 10 and below are eligible to compete, in teams of two. Schools can enter up to 3 teams. It may be possible to request a 4th team, once registration is closed. £40 per team for state schools, £50 per team for independent schools. Full or partial bursaries are also available

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Lancaster Schools Debating Competition Registration – Competition November 17th

September 30 - November 2

One day debating competition (November 17th), open to UK schools. Registration opens September 30th. British Parliamentary Format. 4 rounds of debates and a final. £30 per team. Contact James Daniels to register and for more information - ldu.schools@gmail.com

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October 2018

Glasgow University Union Schools Debating Competition – Registration for event on 5th November

October 1 - October 29

One day competition being held on Monday November 5th (all day event) British Parlimentary Format Open to current school students £25 -30 per team Registration forms are sent out to all schools on the GUU's mailing list on 1st October. To be added to this list, email guuschoolsconvener@gmail.com

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Warwick Schools Debating Competition Registration – Competition on November 24th

October 8 - November 10

One day competition on November 24th. Registration closes on November 10th. £40 per team, subsidies available. Open to all secondary school students, regardless of age. The arrivals on the day will be from 8:30 - 9:30am, and the final will end at 7:30pm. Organised by the Warwick University Debating Society Location: University of Warwick Central Campus To register: Contact Georgie Friend and Valerie Lim Xuan at warwickschools2018@gmail.com

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November 2018

Wales World Schools Debating Team Trials

November 3 - November 4

Trials weekend for the students who are successful in applying to trial for Team Wales. Find out more.

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Glasgow University Union Schools Debating Competition

November 5

One day competition. British Parlimentary Format Open to current school students £25 -30 per team Registration forms are sent out to all schools on the GUU's mailing list on 1st October. To be added to this list, email guuschoolsconvener@gmail.com

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Lancaster Schools Debating Competition

November 17
Lancaster University

One day debating competition, open to UK schools (Saturday November 17th). British Parliamentary Format. 4 rounds of debates and a final. £30 per team du.schools@gmail.com

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