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School Sport Awards
We believe all schools could benefit from taking an annual School Sport Award self-assesment

The sportscotland School Sport Award was paused in March 2020, and over the last couple of years it has been reviewed and refreshed with help and feedback from a number of our partners.

Some of the key changes include:

  • New assessment tool website and questions
  • Increased focus on continuous improvement, with a new action planning section on the website
  • Awards can be achieved all year round, no need to wait until the end of the academic year
  • Streamlined Gold application process – we have listened and acted, and reduced the amount of evidence needed to apply


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 offered within their School. 

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 benefits of the sportscotland School Sport Award to schools are as follows: 

  • To Identify current strengths and areas for improvement in PE & school sport  
  • It provides a development plan template to improve any areas of weakness  
  • You get national recognition with a sportscotland School Sport Award

If you are interested in applying for a School Sport Award, please head to the follow page to see what your first steps are:


You can also contact your Active Schools coordinator for support throughout this process.

Our Gold Award schools:

  • Clepington Primary School
  • Grove Academy
  • Claypotts Castle Primary School
  • SS Peter and Paul Primary School