The F1 in Schools competition is split into 3 classes: Entry, Development and Professional.


The F1 in Schools competition is split into 3 classes: Entry, Development and Professional. All classes are judged on the day of one of our  Regional Finals. A school is allowed to enter a maximum of 3 teams which can be a mixture of classes. Teams may only compete for 1 year in both the Entry and Development Classes, but can return as many times as they like as a Professional Class team.

Entry Class - 11-14 Age Group (perfect KS3 project)

This is the perfect first step on your F1 in Schools journey and is aimed at new team/schools taking part in the challenge for the first time.  Entry Class allows all teams to compete for the honour of being crowned Regional Champions, who will be invited to attend the Silverstone National final as VIP guests.

Entry Class is FREE to enter.

Development Class - 11-19 Age Group (engaging KS3/KS4 project)

This is the next step up from Entry Class and a great way to prepare for Professional Class.  You will take on more judging categories and have more technical regulations to contend with when designing your car.  Teams choosing to enter the Development Class will be competing for a place at Silverstone to become the Development Class UK National Champions, which will win them a place to represent the UK at the World Finals.

There is a registration fee of £75 for this category, however this fee is covered for all Welsh schools who register through EESW/STEMCymru.

Professional Class - 11-19 Age Group (rewarding KS4/KS5 project)

This is the top tier of the UK competition and is ideally suited to KS4 teams, although we want to encourage ambition - so you can enter straight away at the age of 11 if you fancy the challenge! Regional winners in the Professional Class teams fight it out at the UK National Finals for a place at the star-studded World Finals.

There is a registration fee of £75 for this category, however this fee is covered for all Welsh schools who register through EESW/STEMCymru.