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School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

Schools are eligible to apply once a year during an application window, which traditionally takes place during the summer term, and are graded against the following key criteria are:

  • Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

School Games Mark Awards are available at Bronze, Silver, or Gold Level. 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.

The picture on the right shows two pupils from St. Mary & St. Michael Primary School proudly holding their Platinum Award from 2019.

A full set of guidance documents on the School Games Mark are available to all registered users on the school games website via the resource library on their dashboard -