Award and Kitemarks
In September 2013 the school was awarded the Sustainable Level in TfL’s School Travel Accreditation scheme: STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe). STARS is Transport for London’s (TfL) travel plan accreditation programme. STARS provides a framework and guidance for nurseries, schools, colleges and academies to help them put an accredited travel plan in place. It rewards educational establishments for their achievements and commitment to encourage walking, cycling and road safety. We built on this early recognition with increased initiatives and have been awarded the next Silver level in 2014 and the Gold level in 2016.
The school made a successful bid to the London Mayor’s School Excellence Fund in October 2013, to develop a research project with 10 other schools in our emerging project to improve reading standards through the Reciprocal Reading approach.
The school was been awarded the status of a National Teaching School in April 2014 by the DfE. Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.
Our work in developing Science education has been recognised in 2014 with the Silver level award in the Primary Science Quality Mark.
We currently hold the FairTrade “Fair Active” school status (July 2017), awarded, in recognition of our work supporting the FairTrade sustainable food campaign.
We have been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold award in 2017 to recognise the diversity and quantity of our sports provision.
The Institute of Education awarded the school its Professional Development Quality Mark (PDQM) award at the Gold level in March 2016, in recognition of its excellent practices in supporting professional development within and beyond the school.
The school re-gained its NAACE ICT mark 2016, in recognition of its high standards of teaching and learning in computing.
We are committed to working towards embedding UNICEF’s Children’s Rights agenda into the school. We have achieved recognition the official UNICEF Rights Respecting programme as a Level 1 School – registered in 2016.
More details of other awards can be found on our blog.