The FMSiS standard encourages schools to make better use of their
existing resources to improve children’s outcomes. It sets out best practice
for effective financial management in schools and helps school leaders and
governing bodies to understand their roles and responsibilities as financial
managers. It also explains how decisions on expenditure are linked to
The criteria for schools to attain the mark are:
That the percentage of pupils participating in a minimum of 2 hours
of high quality PE each week is significantly above the national average.
That a sports day is held.
That the school attained or surpasses the national average for
pupils involved in sports leadership and volunteering or pupils participating
in sports clubs linked to the school. (This would not apply to infant
Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark
The Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.
It is awarded to a school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.
A school must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.
It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school, including those who underachieve and those who underattain.