Sainsbury's 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.

The Sainsbury’s School Games is a platform which provides young people with the opportunity to take part in competitive school sport. The Games were designed to build on the excitement of London 2012 to motivate and inspire young people to engage with as much sport as possible.


Saint Mary's gets to GOLD!



As a school, we pride ourselves on enabling all children to achieve in PE and school sports, and with the current rise in obesity in the country, we realise it’s importance in the curriculum. With this in mind, we are so very proud to share with you the news that we have achieved the GOLD award in the School Games Mark. We are so very proud of this achievement and look forward to the future in maintaining the excellent work we have put into PE and look forward to developing it further. Below is our press release statement that will be sent out to all children tomorrow.


We are delighted to announce that we, Saint Mary's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.


The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in

2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.


Our sporting achievements this year include:

- Attending over 40 inter school competitions and festivals, including gifted and talented.

- Winning a football and dodge ball league, bringing home the trophies for our display.

- Attendance at C4L club was raised and they attended Go Run for Fun as an end goal.

- Getting into the second round of the Yorkshire PE and Sports Premium Awards, in which winners will be decided on Friday 29th June.

- Raising the engagement of children at clubs from 85% (last year) to 90%.

- Sports leaders and SSOC (18%) supporting more at lunch times and after school clubs.


With a total of young people competing in local inter-school

competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.


As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of

participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that

the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.


A special thanks to:

All of the children who have taken part in sporting competitions this year, all of the parents who have supported them through this and all of the staff who have been involved in the delivery of PE lessons, sporting competitions, lunchtime and after school clubs.


We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

Silver School Games Mark

Today, 21st June 2017, we are very proud to announce that we have achieved the SILVER award of the School Games Mark criteria in PE. This year we have worked tirelessly to encourage our children to take part in as many competitions as possible, attend as many lunch time and after school clubs as they can, listened to their views and opinions about what provision we can provide for them in regards to sports and PE and try to encourage our least active or unconfident children in joining in more clubs. From this we have achieved the award and couldn't be prouder! Next year, we will aim to maintain the current sporting provision we provide and give even more opportunities for children to participate in sporting events, clubs and initiatives. Thank you to all of the staff, children and parents of chidlren who have supported us in this journey to reaching our goal. Watch this space, next year we will be aiming for GOLD!