School Sport Award

The sportscotland School Sport Award is a national, Lottery funded initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education (PE) and school sport opportunities. The sportscotland School Sport Award:

  • Encourages schools to self reflect and continuously improve
  • Puts young people at the forefront of the decision making and planning of PE and sport in their school
  • Helps schools to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in PE & school sport
  • Helps schools to put PE & school sport at the heart of their planning, practice and ethos
  • Recognises and celebrates successful PE & school sport models

Why should your school get involved?

The sportscotland School Sport Award provides schools with the following benefits:

  • An online self assessment tool to identify current strengths and areas for improvement in PE & school sport
  • A development plan template to improve any areas of weakness
  • The opportunity to achieve national recognition with a Bronze, Silver or Gold sportscotland School Sport Award

Schools interested in gaining an award complete an inital self assessment which identifies if they are at Bronze or Silver. Schools who achieve 75% or above will be able to apply for Gold.

Get on the medal board!

The bronze, silver and gold awards formally recognise a school’s achievement in putting physical education and school sport at the heart of their planning, practice and ethos. The awards will also highlight and celebrate successful physical education and school sport models across Scotland.


School Sport Award timeline

30 June 2017                      Applications close for 2016/2017

w/c 21 August 2017           Panel Review

Mid September 2017           Gold, Silver and Bronze schools announced:

  • Email out to Gold, Silver and Bronze schools
  • Social media coverage via sportscotland social media channels
  • Schools to liaise with sportscotland to arrange Gold presentation date

Apply for the awards

Date published: 13 June 2016
Date updated: 08 August 2017


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