School Games Mark

How to use the SGM Framework

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. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

The School Games Mark for the 2023/24 academic year will be available from Wednesday 1st May to Wednesday 26 July 2024. You can access the criteria for the School Games Mark on the right-hand side of this page or alternatively, you can register your school and speak to your SGO for further information.

How can I apply?

School Games registered schools are eligible to apply once a year during an application window, which traditionally takes place during the summer term, and are graded against set criteria. The School Games Mark is a retrospective award and all answers submitted should only consider the current academic year (i.e. the current term and the two previous terms).

Applications are made via a short form available to all registered schools through their online dashboards. If you are already registered, please click the 'Log in' button at the top of the page to get started.

The video below outlines the process to help schools to complete their School Games Mark

We therefore hope you find this a useful tool to work through and reflect on your current provision and uptake and how the School Games can be positioned to help all young people reconnect and engage in school life.

For more information on the School Games Mark including the latest criteria and how to apply, please visit: