Mark Resources

School Games Mark 2016/17

Please note that the 2016/17 School Games Mark criteria is now available to download both here and via the main website, this page - available to all School Games registered schools and organisers - will offer further guidance to assist with your application over the coming months.

Please utlise these documents fully to achieve the best result possible from your application...

The Criteria

The School Games Mark 2016/17 Criteria is now available. You can also access the criteria walkthrough document to discover concisely how to progress through the different levels of the award.


The online application window for 2016/17 opens on Wednesday 31 May

Supporting Documents


Applying Offline

Only one school can apply for the School Games Mark application per school URN. Therefore, if you are an all-thru school, you may be required to complete an offline application. To help you with this, offline application guidance documents are available below. 

You should only apply offline if you cannot apply online. If you have simply forgotten your login details please contact

Verification and Validation

The verification process ensures that the data submitted in your Mark application reflects the provision of PE, school sport and competition in your school. At all levels of the award verification takes place via the schools head teacher and the SGO, who will read through the application and confirm the award.

Some applications will be selected as part of a formal, external validation exercise by the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC). This will involve a visit to the school to audit the application. If your application is chosen for validation you will receive automatic confirmation within 14 days of the application being submitted. You can find more information on validation by clicking below.

Further questions? Email

Archive 2015/16

Archive 2014/15

Archive 2013/14

Archive 2012/13


Start your application

Click below to return to your dashboard and begin your School Games Mark application. Apply for either bronze, silver or gold and earn some great prizes, as well as recognition for your school's sport provision.

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Unlike in previous years, where half-termly competitions were run, this year sees us switch to just three termly competitions. The theory however is still the same - with schools invited to blog on a given subject for the opportunity to win a prize.

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