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 was 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.
As soon as any information is released on the School Games Mark for 2021-2022, we will let you know.