Registration opened on September 1st and the sign-up form can be found here.

Up to four teams may enter from each school.


Fees are £40 as standard, and £20 for schools for which our Access Policy applies. Schools may additionally apply for bursary funding here, if required. More details of our funding policy can be found here.


All teams are expected to comply with our equity policy. Details of the measures we are taking in line with the government guidelines on coronavirus may be found on the homepage, which we are updating as advice progresses.

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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.