The school is delighted to announce it has achieved the Sainsbury's School Games 'Gold Mark' for its sporting activities in 2015/16 - another first St Francis!
One year after reaching the lofty 'Silver Mark' standard in 2014/15 (an already difficult feat, especially for single-form entry schools) St Francis now has gone one better and achieved the highest overall level of recognition available.
To earn the gold standard, the school has had to meet extremely challenging targets relating to levels of pupil participation in curriculum PE and after-school clubs. It also has to offer a rich variety of sporting opportunities with competition against other schools, provide positive sports leadership opportunities for its pupils and promote strong school-club links with partners throughout the local area, among other things.
You can find out more about the award by visiting the School Games website. In the meantime, we hope to build on this success from 2015/16 by securing even more opportunities for our pupils throughout 2016/17.
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