Step 1: Self Evaluation

Schools begin the ASF process by self-evaluating their current provision across PE, Physical Activity and Partnerships. This will highlight the areas of strength in your school and areas that require further development. It is important this part of the process is undertaken as a whole staff activity and submitted upon completion.

1. SELF-EVALUATION – PE
2. SELF-EVALUATION – Physical Activity
3. SELF-EVALUATION – Partnerships

Reference documents only. In order to access the online application form you will need to REGISTER your school.

Step 2: Success Criteria

Schools wishing to achieve the ASF process must be able to say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria

1. SUCCESS CRITERIA – Physical Education
2. SUCCESS CRITERIA – Physical Activity
3. SUCCESS CRITERIA – Partnerships
4. SUCCESS CRITERIA – Active School Week

Reference documents only. In order to access the online application form you will need to REGISTER your school.

ASF Section on School Website

Schools wishing to achieve the ASF must create an ASF section on their school website/blog at the outset of the process. The purpose of this is to showcase the work that your school is doing in terms of PE, Physical Activity, Partnerships and Active School Week.

If you do not have a school website you will be requested to submit a Power Point presentation of the work that your school is doing across the four aforementioned areas.

Schools are also encouraged to share their ASF/ASW related photos/videos with us on Twitter by tagging @activeflag

ASF Accreditation

Your school should submit its application online once you can say ‘YES’ to ALL of the ASF success criteria and you have completed at least one Active School Week porgramme.

Your application documents will be reviewed by the ASF screening committee alongside the ASF section on your school website. Approved schools will be assigned an ASF accreditor. The accreditor will contact your school to agree a date for the accreditation visit, the purpose of which is to meet with the ASF committee and to ensure that all of the ASF success criteria are being met.

The ASF, once awarded, remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time you will need to re-apply to maintain your ASF status. Renewal schools receive a darker version of the flag to distinguish them as schools that have gone through the process more than once.