School Games

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people across the country to take part in more competitive sport.

A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering four distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception.

This network currently services in excess of 17,500 registered schools who compete across School Games' competitions.

The School Games consists of four unique levels of competition:

  • Intra-school
  • Inter-school
  • County Final
  • School Games National Final

The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters. Nationally and locally the School Games is being delivered through partnerships by schools, clubs, county sports partnerships and other local partners.

School Games Mark

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.

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 at your school.
  • You can use it as a development tool to aid the PE teacher or Headteacher as your school.
  • You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport.

What Next?

To help you with the application process please contact Melton and Belvoir School Sport and Physical Activity Network Partnership.

Download School Games Mark 2019/20 Criteria to see how your school can achieve the bronze, silver, gold or platinum criteria.