Active Young People

ActiveMarc Cymru

ActiveMarc CymruWhat is ActiveMarc Cymru accreditation?

ActiveMarc Cymru is awarded to schools that can demonstrate a commitment to developing high quality PE and School Sport. When a school commits to applying for an ActiveMarc Cymru award, it engages in a process of self evaluation whereby strengths and areas for development are identified. The application form is aligned to the Estyn framework based on the 7 key questions.

Who can enter?

  • Primary schools
  • Infant Schools
  • Junior Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Special Schools
  • Independent Schools

ActiveMarc Cymru is not designed to identify schools with the best facilities. The focus is on quality provision and high standards.

What will you get?

Schools that achieve ActiveMarc Cymru status will receive a certificate and will be able to display the ActiveMarc Cymru logo on school documentation and websites for 3 years.

When to apply for ActiveMarc Cymru?

Schools can now apply for ActiveMarc Cymru 2009-10. There are two closing dates this academic year:

  • Round 1: 27th November 2009 (decision notification in February)
  • Round 2: 30th April 2010 (decision notification in July)

A school may apply in round 2 if they are unsuccessful in round 1.

How to apply for ActiveMarc Cymru?

Download the application form and guidance notes from here:

Application form English Welsh
Guidance notes English Welsh

Please read the guidance notes carefully for further information and before completing your application form.

Please email your completed application form to No hard copies should be sent.

Your Local Authority will be asked to submit a supporting statement to the AMC assessment panel. The statement will include evidence from AYP programmes as well as evidence from your school improvement advisors. This will be added to your application.

Update information:

2009-10 Round 1 Activie Marc Results - Click Here

2008-09 Active Marc Cymru Results - Click Here

Press Release 25th October Western Mail

An article by Abbie Wightwick on Schools Aim for New Activity Award.

ActiveMarc quality award has been developed between the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and the Sports Council for Wales. For information about becoming a member of afPE, please visit

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