KS1 Star Mark Application Form 2018

Closed 30 Nov 2018

Opened 3 Sep 2018



The Key Stage 1 (KS1) Star Mark allows infant and primary schools to gain recognition for their achievements in PE and school sport by applying for a Star Mark.  This will be assessed at either a 1, 2 or 3 star level, depending on the standard the school has reached in each of the criteria.

Similar to the School Games Mark (for KS2) schools now have the opportunity to apply for the KS1 Star Mark by using a simple application process.  The KS1 Star Mark will be valid for one academic year and applications can be made between September and December 2018 based on data and evidence from the previous academic year (2017-18).

Key information

The purpose of the KS1 Star Mark is to create a bespoke PE development plan to improve provision in PE and School sport as well as gaining recognition for schools’ current PE practice in the following areas;

  1. Improving and enhancing PE and school sport for every child
  2. Improving and enhancing competition / festival provision for every child
  3. Ensuring PE and school sport is supporting whole school priorities and wider learning.
  4. Ensuring spending criteria for the Primary PE and Sports Premium funding is met

The application is split into the following criteria:

  • PE Curriculum
  • Extra Curricular
  • Competition & Festivals
  • Celebrating school sport
  • Young Leaders
  • Community Sports Clubs
  • Leadership & Management

There are three levels to the KS1 Star Mark with each level requiring schools to demonstrate increased opportunities and impact through their PE and school sport provision.

Please consult the attached briefing sheet and paper copy of the application which can be downloaded from the Active Surrey website here.

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will open on Tuesday 4 September and close of Friday 30 November 2018.


  • Active Schools Conference

    From 6 Nov 2018 at 08:00 to 6 Nov 2018 at 15:45

    Schools will be able to access a briefing session at the Active Schools conference on Tuesday 6 November 2018.


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