School Games Kitemark 12/13 criteria out now!

The Kitemark rewards 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 of the Kitemark.  School’s are able to apply for the Kitemark for the 2012/2013 academic year in summer 2013. Schools will be able to assess themselves against the criteria from Monday 3 June 2013 until Friday 27 September 2013. All schools will be emailed with confirmation of the dates and links to supporting documents prior to the 03 June.

 The Kitemark is an annual award and must be reapplied for each year. Your previous award will be archived on your dashboard along with your previous application. Your application form will refresh and all information will need to be re-entered.

If your school has achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark for the previous academic year you will be able to download the awarded logo and view your application via your school dashboard. Once a Kitemark has been awarded to your school you are able to use the appropriate logo on letterheads and other materials such as newsletters or your school website. Your school profile page on will update to proudly display your logo on the public facing site.

The online application form will ask you to complete a series of questions to determine which level of Kitemark your school has achieved. Some sections of this form will be pre-populated with data you have submitted via your school dashboard about the Sainsbury’s School Games events you have or will run. Don’t forget your School Games Organiser (SGO) can also add events on your school’s behalf which may pre-populate certain fields. If none of this data is available or not up-to-date that’s okay, you will still be able to enter or override this information manually.

Throughout the application form, above each question, you will see a handy key which indicates whether the question is applicable for bronze, silver or gold Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark applications.