Top performing schools from regional and international rounds will be invited to participate in our Finals Day.

This consists of 4 rounds of short-prep debates. The top 8 teams after these rounds shall then progress to the Semi-Finals and Finals. There shall also be a Novice Final, for teams that are in their first year of competitive debating and have never broken before in a competition.

This year, finals day will be held in March 2021.

In previous years, teams from further afield have found it necessary to travel down the day before the competition and stay overnight in Oxford.

Finals Day: Saturday 13th March 2021

New to Oxford Schools' this year, we will be running a series of additional online workshops for teachers, where we will be going through the basics of debating, judging and sharing advice about how to coach a debate society. 

These workshops are primarily aimed at teachers who are not especially familiar with debating or running a debating society, and will take place towards the end of the autumn term. Please click here to sign up.

Registration closes on December 1st.