School Games Gold Mark


What is a School Games Gold Mark?

The school games mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools and other educational establishments for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics:

  • Participation - how many young people at the 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?

The following criteria will help all institutions assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the award and, for those schools that can demonstrate a sustained high level of delivery, the Platinum award. School Games Mark is directly linked to a schools engagement in the School Games. This needs to reflect a broad and balanced offer that actively encourages those young people that aren't currently engaged or who are engaged less often. This isn't about provision for a small cohort of young people but needs to consider all the school's population.