Each year schools are able to apply for a School Games mark, which recognises high levels of pupil participation in school sports. We have, over recent years, consistently achieved the Gold School Games Mark, which made us eligible this year to apply for the new Platinum Award.
As a result we have been awarded the Platinum School Games mark for 2018-2020 which reflects our busy and varied programme of events both in school (Level 1 events) and in competitions where the children participate in fixtures and festivals with other schools (Level 2 events). These events are run through the North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership, our membership of which we finance with the School Sports Premium Funding.The award also recognises the high level of participation of the children in extra curricular clubs and the school's work on raising activity levels across the school day.
The School Games events include competitions in sports such as tag rugby, netball, football and hockey as well as inclusion festivals which target children who would otherwise be less likely to look for opportunities to take part in sport.