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MHS Achieves Gold School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that we, Marple Hall, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include PE Lessons following the National Curriculum offering a wide and variety of sports such as:

  • Extra-Curricular Clubs: Hockey, Netball, Football, Handball, Rugby, Trampolining, Basketball, Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Softball, Dance Club
  • Athletics Providing Competitive Opportunities: Leagues/Competitions/Tournaments: Hockey, Cross Country, Netball, Football, Handball, Rugby, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Swimming and Rock Climbing.
  • Intra School Events: Netball and Football National Schools Sports Week Girls and Boys Active Project Sport England Project Sports Day External Sports Coaches/Clubs promoting school sports and physical activity: Rugby and Cricket Sports Leadership Opportunities at the SHAPEs events and during lessons.
  • Monitoring of Pupil Engagement through registers, pupil voice, questionnaires, surveys and focus groups.
  • Promotion & Marketing of School Sport through Timetable of Clubs, Fixtures List, Social Media advertising clubs, fixtures and results, Website, School Bulletin, Newsletters, PE noticeboards and PE displays CPD Training for the delivery of Sport and Education: Yoga and Boxing.
  • School Club Links

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible.  We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to:

A special thanks goes to our wonderful PE department: Mr Stretton, Mr Angove, Mrs Stone, Mr White, Miss Cargin, Mr Meredith, Miss Griffies, Mr Garrett and Mrs Smith, SHAPEs Stockport Team: Jude Riddings, Dan Turner and Lee Sanders, external sports coaches, parents/carers and of course our pupils, who continue to demonstrate hard work and determination to make all this possible.

Mrs Smith


We look forward to applying once again in 2023!

GOLD Marple Hall School Games Mark Certificate


Our Community - Our Future
Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
Tel: 0161 427 7966
Fax: 0161 426 0931
Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
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