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 and gold levels of the Mark.

All registered school are able to apply for the Mark.  Further information is available via your school's dashboard, the customised content portal for all schools logged in to the website.

School Games Mark Criteria

To view the criteria, please click here.

Application Window

The School Games Mark application window opened on Wednesday 31 May 2017 and will close on Friday 28 July 2017. School Games Organisers will have until Saturday 16 September to verify all of the applications they receive.  The award scheme will reward schools for the quality of their school sport provision during the 2016/17 academic year.

Why should our school apply?

  1. OfSTED can use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework
  2. You can use it as a development tool to aid the PE teacher or Headteacher as your school
  3. You can proudly display your certificate, pennant and plaque (Gold level only) at your school
  4. You can add the logo to letterheads and email signatures to show your outstanding commitment to school sport.

How to apply?

Register or login to access your dashboard -

On the dashboard, you will be able to download the supporting documents which guide you through the application form.

Not yet registered? Registration takes just a few minutes and all schools can access a range of competition formats that help schools when organising competitive opportunities to students through the Sainsbury’s School Games.

By joining the other 20,000 schools who have already registered for the Sainsbury’s School Games your school can access exclusive content; take part in the exciting Reward & Recognition Scheme; publicise sporting events at your school; learn how to use the Sainsbury’s School Games across the curriculum as well as much more.

The Mark is a retrospective award which validates the school's success over the academic year. 

Our local schools have achieved the following levels:


Amherst Primary School

Knole Academy

Sevenoaks Primary School

St John's Primary School


Anthony Roper Primary School

Otford Primary School

Shoreham Primary School

St Lawrence Primary School

Sundridge and Brasted Primary School

Valence Primary School


Chevening Primary School

Dunton Green Primary School

Halstead Primary School

Lady Boswell's Primary School

St Thomas Primary School

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