School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is now in its 10th year and continues to reward schools and other educational establishments for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity. Schools can assess themselves against the criteria for the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards.

 For the academic year 2020/21, the School Games Mark Framework will be positioned as a self-review tool to support schools and other educational establishments to reflect on their involvement in the School Games in light of the country’s ongoing plight with COVID-19.

The pause in delivering the School Games Mark during the academic year 2019/20 not only gave us the opportunity to refocus the tool, but more importantly to reconsider what the demands would be on schools with a recovery curriculum and the place of the School Games in supporting this.

We therefore hope you find this a useful tool to work through and reflect on your current provision and uptake and how the School Games can be positioned to help all young people reconnect and engage in school life. 

How will the School Games Mark Framework work? 

It remains open to all schools that are providing and engaging their young people in high quality School Games opportunities and are working with their School Games Organiser to support this. 

There will be 2 points in the year, Autumn Term 2/Spring Term 1 and Summer Term 2, when we will ask schools to review themselves against a series of simple questions. At the end of doing this you will be left with a development plan for you to consider with your School Games Organiser.