What is School Games Mark?
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
Registered schools can apply annually through a short application form which will be marked by their local School Games Organiser (SGO). Their application will be graded as either bronze, silver, or gold. Those schools which consistently achieve the gold award will also be offered the opportunity to upgrade this to platinum.
The timeline for School Games Mark for this, the 2016/17 academic year, is as follows:
– Summer 2017 – 2017/18 School Games Mark Criteria Launched
– Summer 2018 – Application Window Opens
Why should our school apply?
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.
How to apply?
Applications are made via a short form available to all registered schools through their online dashboards. If you are already registered please click the ‘Log in’ button at the top of the page to get started. If you’re not registered or are unsure of whether your school has been involved previously, please use the school search on the right-hand side to locate your school on our website.
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