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.
The School Games Mark for the 2022/23 academic year will be available from Wednesday 03 May to Wednesday 26 July 2023.
Please contact your SGO for further information or to apply.
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. The School Games Mark is a retrospective award and all answers submitted should consider the current academic year.
Applications are made via a short form available on the Your School Games dashboard.
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 the 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 are the key criteria?
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics:
- 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?
Full criteria can be found below.
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.
School Games Mark 2022-23 Criteria (PDF, 540 Kb)
The following schools were successful in their application for School Games Mark in 2021/2.
|Ascot & Maidenhead||Larchfield Primary, Courthouse Junior, All Saints Junior; Newlands Girls School, Desborough College||St Marys Catholic Primary, Wessex Primary, Furze Platt Junior, Cookham Dean Primary, Riverside Primary, Holyport Primary, Holy Trinity Cookham Primary, Cookham Rise Primary, St Lukes Cof E Primary, Braywick Court School||Oldfield Primary||St Edmund Campion Primary|
|Bracknell||Garth Hill, Edgbarrow||0||Binfield||0|
|Reading||Thameside; Micklands. Christ The King||Emmer Green||Park Lane||0|
|Slough||Eden Girls, The Langley Academy Primary, James Elliman, St Marys, Godolphin Junior||Beechwood, Littledown, Pennwood||Montem, Langley Academy, Ryvers, Claycots, Lynch Hill Primary||Iqra Primary; Priory Primary|
|West Berkshire||o||Bradfield C.E. Primary, Calcot Junior, Springfield Primary||Brimpton C.E. Primary, Francis Baily Primary , Spurcroft Primary, Theale C.E. Primary, Theale C.E. Primary; Woolhampton C.E. Primary||Theale Green|
|Windsor||Clewer Green First,||Dedworth Green First, Kings Court First, St Edwards Royal Free Ecumenical Middle, The Queen Anne Royal Free First, Trevelyan Middle,||Braywood First, Datchet St Marys Primary, Dedworth Middle, Eton Porny First; Eton Wick First, Hilltop First, Homer First, Oakfield First, St Edwards Catholic First, St Peters Middle, Windsor Boys, Trinity St Stephen First, Windsor Girls, Wraysbury Primary||0|
|Wokingham||Hatch Ride Primary||Hawthorns Primary|
|Addington, Hawkedon Primary, Hillside Primary, St Paul's Junior||Nine Mile Ride Primary, Radstock Primary, Shinfield St Mary's CE Junior|