School Games Mark

What is the School Games Mark?

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

How can I apply?

School Games registered schools are eligible to apply once a year during an application window, which traditionally takes place during the summer term, and are graded against set criteria. 

Applications are made via a short form available to all registered schools through their online dashboards. 

Why should your school apply?

  • OFSTED can use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework.
  • You can proudly display your certificate and plaque (Gold level only) at your school.
  • You can use it as a development tool to aid the PE teacher or Headteacher at your school.
  • You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport.

How is my award confirmed?

When an application is submitted it is graded automatically against that year's criteria. This initially determines whether the application is likely to be at a bronze, silver, or gold level. The application is then either verified by that school's local School Games Organiser (SGO) or is picked for a validation visit by an external auditor. The auditors randomly select a small cohort of schools each year to ensure that the information being provided is correct. 

Those schools which consistently submit gold level applications will be given the opportunity to additionally apply for the platinum award, which is then valid for two years. A full set of guidance documents on the School Games Mark are available to all registered users via the resource library on their dashboard.

What do I get if I am successful?

All successful schools receive a Digital Celebration Pack. This contains the following:

  • School Games Mark logo - available in multiple formats for use on letterheads, school website etc.
  • Certificate - available for you to display proudly at your school
  • Celebratory GIF - which you can share on social media to further celebrate your success
  • Draft press release - which you can customise and share with the local media

Schools who receive either the gold or platinum awards will also receive a plaque to display at their school.

Application Window for 2019/2020- Openning Date 6th May 2020 Closing Date 5th August 2020.

Upcoming Events

FEHS Sports Cluster Meeting

Date: 22nd September 2020
Time: 15:45 PM - 16:45 PM

Heads of PE (Secondary)

Date: 22nd September 2020
Time: 16:00 PM - 17:00 PM

PE leads meeting (Primary)

Date: 29th September 2020
Time: 16:00 PM - 17:00 PM

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