School’s gold for sports promotion

Year two children with head of sport Peter Hickerton celebrating their Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark.
Year two children with head of sport Peter Hickerton celebrating their Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark.

A Sleaford school has been awarded a Gold Sports Mark for its commitment to developing PE and sport.

St Botolph’s CofE Primary School of Quarrington has achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Mark.

The mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of PE, school sport clubs and competitions.

In a letter from Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport), Nicky Morgan MP (Secretary of State for Education) and Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health), they said: “This mark recognises the hard work that you and your staff have undertaken to ensure all young people have access to a wide breadth of sports opportunities within the school.

“Without your continued drive and enthusiasm we would not be able to sustain the impact that sport has on young people and we thank you for this.”

The school has girls and boys football clubs and teams, rugby, cricket, athletics and cross country, tennis and netball clubs and teams.

The girls’ football team has just won the county championship.