The Label

The Play-friendly School Label follows a simple process to enable schools to evaluate their work against five quality criteria.


Each criterion has: 

  • a rationale based in scientific research

  • indicators and guidance

  • suggestions for evidence of how your school meets the criterion

Work towards evaluating your school against the criteria is led by staff with input from pupils and the wider community. 


This website provides free resources online to help your school progress to the international recognised Play-friendly School Label. In addition, there will be training available in European countries that undertake the work of Play-friendly Schools.