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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. The School Games Mark is a retrospective award and all answers submitted should consider the current academic year, i.e. the current term and the two previous terms.


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?


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.



Please use the documents below to support your applications:


Criteria 2019/20 Guidance 2019/20 2019 Application Template


Harvey Road

Little Green


Rickmansworth Park



St.Marys C of E

Tanners Wood

Rickmansworth School


Abbots Langley

Divine Saviour

St.Johns RC

Reach Free



Parkgate Junior

St.Clement Danes

Listed below are the School Games Mark Awards achieved by schools for 2018/19