School Games Mark



The School Games Mark Awards in 2019-20 and 2020-21 were suspended due to Covid-19. 

Some schools were presented with a Recognition Award for their ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Programme during the Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 Terms. In addition, schools were presented with a Virtual Award for those that supported, committed and engaged with the virtual School Games programmes during the Summer Term 2020.

For 2020-21, the School Games Mark Framework will be positioned as a self-review tool to support schools and other educational establishments to reflect on their involvement in the School Games in light of the country’s ongoing plight with COVID-19. This useful tool will allow practitioners to work through and reflect on current provision and uptake and how the School Games can be positioned to help all young people reconnect and engage in school life.  


School Games Mark 2020-21 Framework - Overview

School Games Mark 2020-21 Framework - Flyer

School Games Mark 2020-21 Framework - Glossary

What are the School Games Mark Awards?


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 schools in England who are registered on can apply for a School Games Mark via their school dashboard.

Why should our school apply?

OfSTED use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework

You can proudly display your certificate, pennant and plaque (Gold & Platinum level only) at your school

You can use it as a development tool to aid the PE teacher or Headteacher at your school

You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport

North Herts Hall of Fame

Listed below are the School Games Mark Awards achieved by schools in North Herts since 2014-15