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. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. New for 2016-2017 was the introduction of the Platinum Mark which was awarded to schools who have achieved the School Games Mark gold for the past five consecutive years. In our area, Overleigh St Mary's CE and Waverton Primary Schools were the first schools to achieve this status.
All registered schools are able to apply for the Mark. The School Games Mark application window for 2018-2019 is now open and will close on 9th August 2019. To help with the application process, it helps to build up a file at the beginning of the year to show evidence of what you have done in your school. If you need assistance with the planning for the award, please contact your School Games Organiser.
The School Games Mark criteria for 2018-2019 can be viewed below:
The guidance document for schools is also helpful:
Further information is available via the School Games dashboard, the customised content portal for all schools logged in to the website. (www.yourschoolgames.com).
Why should our school apply?
- OfSTED use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework.
- You can proudly display your certificate at your school.
- You can use it as a development tool to aid the PE teacher or Headteacher as your school.
- You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport.
If you need assistance with your School Games Mark application, please contact your School Games Organiser.
School Games Mark Awards for 2017-2018.
Congratulations to the following schools on your awards
Cherry Grove Primary School
JH Godwin Primary School
Saughall All Saints CE Primary School
The Firs School
Oldfield Primary School
Belgrave Primary School
Delamere Academy Primary School
Highfield Community Primary School
Acresfield Primary School
Hoole CE Primary School
Mickle Trafford Village School
St Clare's Catholic Primary School
Blacon High School
Christleton Primary School
Tarvin Primary School
Lache Primary School
Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School
Upton Heath CE Primary School
Mill View Primary School
Dorin Park School
St Martin's Academy
Guilden Sutton CE Primary School
St Theresa's Catholic Primary School
St Werburgh's & St Columba's Catholic Primary School
Bishop Heber High School
Upton Westlea Primary School
Saighton CE Primary School
Dodleston CE Primary School
Tattenhall Park Primary School
St Oswald's CE Primary School
Dee Banks School
Dee Point Primary School
Newton Primary School