Work Areas

School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is owned and created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.

It was 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 and Gold levels of the Mark.

All schools in England who are registered on can apply for the School Games Mark via their school dashboard. If you haven’t yet registered for the School Games, simply visit the website and you can complete this process in a couple of minutes.

Why should our school apply for The School Games Mark?

  • OfSted use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework.
  • You can proudly display your certificate, pennant and plaque (Gold level only) at your school.
  • You can use it as a development tool to help drive your PE development plan.
  • You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport.

YST Quality Mark:

This online self-review tool helps schools to audit their PE provision, identify priorities for your development plan and direct use of the Primary PE & School Sport Premium. Click here to find out more about the YST Quality Mark that is awarded at a Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

Core Tasks document:

The School Games Organiser (SGO) position is an exciting role specifically developed to support the delivery of the School Games and Change4Life in schools across the country.

The role is orientated around 5 ‘core tasks’ designed to provide a focus for an SGOs work programme. The core tasks for 2014-15 are as follows:

  • Participation: To drive participation in School Games competition and increase the number of young people taking part in competition.
  • Competition for All: To develop competitive opportunities for all, including the least active.
  • Clubs: To increase regular participation in club sport; involve the least active through Change4Life Sports Clubs and increase links to local clubs.
  • Workforce: To broaden participation opportunities through volunteering and workforce roles.
  • Performance: To establish key performance indicators, target delivery and review progress on a termly basis.