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, Gold and Platinum levels of the Mark.
All registered schools are able to apply for the Mark. 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.
The 2019 academic year saw the School Games Mark Awards reach over 10,000 Schools. The team at the Youth Sport Trust working closely with Sport England, worked hard to consult with a range of stakeholders on the approach to take in light of COVID-19, school closures and social distancing measures. With this information in mind, the decision was made to pause the 2020 School Games Mark; as a result schools retained their 2019 School Games Mark Award.
For the academic year 2020-2021, the School Games Mark is being replaced with the School Games Mark Framework. This will be positioned as a self review tool to support schools to reflect on their involvement in the School Games in light of the country's ongoing plight with COVID-19.
We hope that 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. The School Games Mark Framework will need to be completed twice in the year, once before February half term and then again at the end of the academic year.
You will not be judged against any criteria, this is just a tool for you to use to help your school to prepare, plan and progress your School Games provision, ensuring you are able to increase school engagement through using sport and physical activity to their best effect.
Please log onto your dashboard on the School Games website to access your short questionnaire. If you need assistance, please contact your School Games Organiser.
For further information, please see the links below.