School Sport Award

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Following the announcement from the First Minister that schools closed on Friday 20 March, we have suspended the School Sport Award for academic year 2019-20 and this will now run into academic year 20-21.

No awards will be given in September 2020, instead any assessments or applications received for academic year 19-20 will be awarded in September 2021.

The self-assessment tool is still open and available for you to use should you wish to do so.


About the 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:

  • Identify current strengths and areas for improvement in PE & school sport
  • A development plan template to improve any areas of weakness
  • National recognition with a sportscotland School Sport Award

Date published: 13 June 2016
Date updated: 19 February 2018


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