School Games Platinum Award
Thursday 21st November 2019

We’re delighted that Wickersley School and Sports College has achieved the School Games Platinum Award for 2019. This is the highest award possible for schools who provide extra-curricular sport and access to competitions. We have been told we are the only secondary school in the UK to receive the award.

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.  Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics…

  • Participation – how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

Those schools which consistently submit gold level applications will be given the opportunity to additionally apply for the platinum
award, which is then valid for two years.

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