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The National School Games Mark Information & How To Apply

The 'School Games Mark' is an award recognising the commitment to the development of competitive sporting opportunities across your school into the community. School Games Mark is recognised by OFSTED in their inspection framework. Once achieved, your school can also use the Games Mark logo in any promotional material to show your commitment to school sport.

Please contact your School Games Organiser for further support.

Important update on 2019/20 Application Process

Because of the situation with school closures and cancelled events due to the Covid-19 situation, the awarding body has made the decision to 'pause' the award process for this academic year. Please see below the official statement explaining the decision:

The 2019 academic year saw the School Games Mark Award reach over 10,000 Schools, an achievement you should all be hugely proud of. With the 2020 School Games Mark window due to open in less than two weeks, the team at the Youth Sport Trust working closely with Sport England, has 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.

The consultation has included SGOs, Development Coaches and importantly a sample of schools that in 2019 achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold School Games Mark. While there were, of course, a number of schools that felt they had the relevant information to report on two terms worth of work, the overriding feedback from the Head Teachers we spoke to was that the priority for staff during the summer term was to cater for the immediate needs of students while also preparing for school returning to a new normal. 

With all of this information in mind, the decision has been made to pause the 2020 School Games Mark; as a result schools will retain their 2019 School Games Mark Award. 

To provide some reassurances;

  • Platinum schools will retain the status for a further year
  • Schools that would have been eligible for Platinum this year will continue to be eligible in 2021

To download the 2019/2020 criteria and application please click here

Congratulations to the following schools who achieved Games Mark Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum for the 2018/19 Academic Year.

School Games Award

East Leicester

West Leicester


Crown Hills Community College

Judgemeadow Community College

 Marriott Primary School

Rushey Mead Academy



Ash Field Academy

Avenue Primary School

Hope Hamilton C of E Primary School

Beaumont Lodge Primary School

Humberstone Junior School

Buswells Lodge Primary School

Kestrel Mead Primary Academy

Christ the King Catholic Primary School

Krishna Avanti Primary School

Dovelands Primary School

Linden Primary School

Forest Lodge Academy

Mayflower Primary School

Inglehurst Junior School

Mellor Community Primary School

New College

Merrydale Junior School

Overdale Junior School

Sandfield Close Primary School

Parks Primary School

Spinney Hill Primary School

Shaftesbury Community Junior School

St John Fisher CVA

Sir Jonathan North College

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

St John the Baptist C of E Primary School

Willowbrook Mead Academy

Stokes Wood Primary School

West Gate School



Barley Croft Primary School

Braunstone Frith Primary School

Oaklands School

Caldecote Community Primary School

Orchard Mead Academy

English Martyrs Catholic School

Moat Community College

Glebelands Primary School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Hazel Community Primary School

Soar Valley College

Holy Cross C of E Primary School

Sparkenhoe Community Primary School

Knighton Mead Primary Academy

 Taylor Road Primary School

Montrose School

 Wyvern Primary School

Rolleston Primary School

St Mary’s Fields Primary School

The Lancaster Academy


City of Leicester College

Heatherbrook Primary School

Uplands Junior Academy

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