School Games Mark

Christ Church School is passionate about encouraging all our children to participate in sport and develop healthy lifestyles.   We hold the bronze and silver and gold school games marks which are awarded for school sporting participation.  Below are the Gold Level School Games Mark criteria:

See link to our sports pages to see what we have been involved in:


To achieve GOLD LEVEL, your school or educational setting must meet all of the prerequisites as well as the following:

  • provide all students with two hours of timetabled Physical Education per week (within the curriculum only) and have extra curriculum provision in addition to this 
  • engage at least 50% of pupils in extracurricular sporting activity every week 
  • of the 50% of pupils engaged in the setting’s extra curriculum provision over the academic year 15% of these pupils should be from the non-active population
The provision of support for talented young sports people 
  • offer talented young sports people specific support to help them to develop their sporting potential
  • use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition 
  • use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity through inter-school competition (Level 2) for both boys and girls to take part in B and C team standard competition 
  • promote the School Games to parents and the local community once a fortnight
  • regularly feature match reports and competition results on the institution’s website, social media and in the local press
  • all pupils are provided with an opportunity to take on leadership roles during curriculum PE (learning to lead)
  • engage at least 15% of students  in leading, managing and officiating in School Games activity
  • have a School Sport Organising Committee or Crew in place that influence provision
  • utilise sports coaches to support school sport
  • train wider school staff to support school sport
  • have active links with at least five local community sports and leisure providers e.g. clubs, leisure centres, youth groups etc. where the link is a signposting function (posters/assemblies etc.) including two where the relationship is about the provider delivering taster sessions on site or the school/educational institution is a partner host site for the activity and young people are actively engaged to attend. Simply letting your facility to a club does not constitute a link.


School Games Mark don't apply to KS1 provision