Ovingham Middle School are delighted to have been awarded the highest School Games Award for their commitment and passion for competitive PE & School Sport. There are only 4 similar schools who have achieved this award across Northumberland and for any school to have achieved this award they have had to have held the Gold Award for the last 5 years continuously – this really does highlight the sustainable impact the PE Department and the wider school community have placed on ensuring all Ovingham children are given the very best sporting opportunities.
With careful planning and the effective targeted use of the PE & Sport Premium funding, children are able to take part in a wide range of local competitions and then take this further by competing at the Northumberland School Games County Finals year upon year with sustained success. The impact of this opportunity for exposure has led to many of our students going on to progress to take part at even higher levels of competition.
OMS will now hold this award for a period of two years and will become a central school in leading the way on showing how effective use of the PE & Sport Premium can have a significant impact on the lives of our young people.