Tournament details

When does it take place?

The Fencing Championships takes place in the Summer term.

2021/2022 competition

The 2021/22 will be taking place at Millfield School between 20/05/2022 and 22/05/2022.
Bookings for the 2021/22 competition have now closed.

For events in the Autumn term, bookings will open during the Summer term preceding it.
For events in the Spring term, bookings will open during the Autumn term.
For events in the Summer term, bookings will open during the Spring term.

Age Groups

U11 age group = years 5+6.
U13 age group = years 7+8.
Children must compete in the correct age group. They are not allowed to compete up an age group.
Year 4 children are not permitted to enter.


Foil - U11 & U13
Epee - U11 & U13
Sabre - U11 & U13

Following British Fencing guidance regarding best practice for the U10 age group, the U9 age group has been removed from this competition. Competitors under the age of 9 cannot take part in the competition. For more information regarding this decision, please click here.


All fencers will be seeded and compete accordingly.


All referees will be sourced for the event by the organiser.
Schools are no longer required to provide a referee.


All fencers must have full kit including plastron, long white socks and breeches.
Foil - size 3 or smaller.
Epee & Sabre - size 2.


Saturday 21st May

U13 boys Epee                       Check in opens 8.30. Shuts 09.15. Event starts at 09.30

U11 Boys Epee                       Check in opens 09.00. Shuts 09.45. Event starts at 10.00

U11 and U13 Girls Epee        Check in opens 10.00. Shuts 10.45. Event starts at 11.00

All Sabre                                 Check in opens 12.30. Shuts 13.15. Event starts 13.30

Sunday 22nd May

U11/U13Boys Foil                  Check in opens 08.15 Shuts 09.00. Event starts 09.15

U11/U13 Girls Foil                  Check in opens 10.00. Shuts 10.45. Event starts 11.00


Competitor details
Once you have booked, you will be asked to provide some details about your competitors before the event. In line with GDPR, only essential information is collected in order to be able to organise the sports event.

Booking criteria


All competitors must attend an IAPS School.

Competitors ages must be taken from 1st September 2021. 

Competitors may only enter one age group per competition.

Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. 

Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

Schools must read and accept the Terms and Conditions before booking onto an IAPS event. 

All IAPS Sports competitions are school events and we expect a member of school staff to attend. Parents cannot attend events in place of a member of school staff. 

Risk Assessment

A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues for each event. If you require a copy of the events risk assessment, please contact IAPS Sport. 

Privacy Notice

IAPS is committed to protecting your personal data. Data will be processed for the purposes of responding to requests to enter and participate in IAPS sport events. The Association has a legitimate interest for processing basic and sensitive personal data and will only process and keep the minimum required data to organise and run events safely. IAPS will only share your data with third parties where necessary to do so to compete in an IAPS sporting event and to meet National Governing Bodies regulations. Further information is available here.

Media Policy

The IAPS media policy  sets out our approach to the use of media supplied to the association by member schools, and the use of media by IAPS staff at sports events. It does not cover the use of media by individual schools at events. IAPS member schools should have their own policies to cover the use of media at events.

Photography advice at IAPS events

There is no professional photography at any IAPS event however parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children (Ask the Police, 2018). IAPS asks parents and spectators to be cautious when sharing any images on social media. The NSPCC have useful advice on sharing images here.


Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Children must never be subject to any form of treatment that is harmful, racist, abusive, humiliating or degrading. All reasonable steps must be taken to promote the interests and well-being of children and protect them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, as all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

IAPS's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

Anti Bullying Policy 

Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. IAPS Anti Bullying policy sets out our approach to bullying and the procedures in place to prevent bullying taking place at IAPS sports events.

Safeguarding Contacts 

Emily Connell
Sport Events Manager | Designated Safeguarding Officer
[email protected] | 01926 461501

Mike Kershaw
Sport Events Coordinator | Deputy Safeguarding Officer
[email protected] | 01926 461513 

Phone 01926 887833
Email [email protected]

Codes of Practice

The IAPS Codes of Practice set out our expectations for coaches, officials, spectators and competitors at all IAPS Sport events.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with them before attending an IAPS Sport event.


Rules and Regulations

The national governing body for fencing in England is British Fencing
All IAPS Fencing championships are conducted under the British Fencing rules.

Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.
Coaches must be in school kit and carry school ID when they attend the championships.

British Fencing affiliation (condition of entry)
IAPS works closely with British Fencing to adhere to the highest possible safety standards at our event.
As a condition of entry, all schools who enter the championships must be affiliated to British Fencing as a club.
Club membership allows British Fencing to ensure that all fencing coaches within your school are registered and have undergone the necessary checks and training in order to be a fencing coach.
You will be asked to provide your clubs membership number on the entry form and this will be checked with British Fencing.
If your school is not yet registered as a club, please click here to join.


Shirt Logos Ltd are the official merchandisers for IAPS Sport events. They are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of branded sports clothing and accessories for participants taking part in IAPS events both online and at events.

A range of products are available, specific to each individual sport, in a range of colours and sizes to suit all ages, including producing team hoodies for schools. 

All the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

To see what is available to purchase, and to place an order, please visit the IAPS sport web shop here.

Please note that this is a third party website which is not governed by the IAPS privacy and cookie statements. Once you have used this link to leave our site, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting the site.



Results are available in the members area. This is in line with our GDPR policy. 

Schools - click here to gain access.

Parents - please ask your school to provide you with the results. 


Upcoming events

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