King Edward's School Home

An independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18


We are now accepting entries for this term's primary school chess tournament which will take place on Friday, 24 November 2017. To enter a team, please complete our entry form. 

  • Annually, we run two chess competitions for junior school children. Contestants have joined us from a number of chess-playing junior schools, including Chad Vale, St Barnabas, St Patrick's Catholic School, The Shrubbery and West House.
  • Most children competing are in Years 5 or 6, though younger chess players with talent are also welcome. We do ask that all players are familiar enough with the rules of chess to be able to play a game without assistance.
  • The format of the competition allows each pupil to play several chess matches in one afternoon, most of which will be against opponents of a similar standard. More details are given in the attached document at the bottom of this page.
  • The rules of the tournament are sent out to schools beforehand and are also fully explained on the day. A copy of the rules is also attached to this page.