The awards certification last for three years. Most school enrolling on the OPAL Primary Programme reach at least silver award level at the end of the 12-18 months of the programme, some reach gold. OPAL is a way for school to permanently embed a change in culture and the award system helps provide a structure for them to continue to plan for play in the long term. Many schools book an annual OPAL refresher which includes a playtime observation, an audit and a next steps development planning meeting to enable them to continue to make improvements.
Price: The first awards assessment is part of OPAL programme.
A refresher package is £300 for past OPAL schools