Awards – Oxford Grove Primary School


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    Since 2018
    Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. The prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence. Oxford Grove is the only school in the UK to hold Platinum status. The school has been judged to be in the top 1% of organisations in the UK.
    Reviewed in June 2019

  • Since 2020
    Oxford Grove is one of only 135 to hold the top level Flagship status. The Inclusion Quality Mark identifies successful inclusive practice in schools, and focuses on how a range of elements contribute towards the achievement of all pupils. Oxford Grove has held the Inclusion Quality Mark since 2017. Click to view our report on Twitter.
    Renewed in January 2020


    Since 2016
    The Leading Parent Partnership Award focuses on the impact of parents on children’s learning. It recognises schools that have a commitment to parents as partners in education, and rewards work in induction, transition, communication, lifelong learning and enrichment activities.

    Renewed in July 2019

  • Since 2014
    Oxford Grove holds the top level God status for Artsmark. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.

    Renewed in April 2020

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    Since 2016
    The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark is an award created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, aimed at promoting reading for enjoyment.

    Renewed in June 2019

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    Since 2009
    The Basic Skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in English and Maths. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in English and Maths.

    Renewed in March 2018

  • Since 2018
    The award has a focus on impact and outcomes for pupils so that schools can demonstrate specific and wider impacts of wellbeing policies and interventions.

    The award demonstrates commitment to promoting wellbeing as part of school life and helps to improve pupils’ attainment and behaviour, alongside supporting children to develop good mental health and resilience.
    Achieved in May 2018


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    Since 2014
    The Investors in Pupils programme offers schools a framework for involving pupils in decision making, and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning, behaviour, attendance, school management, classroom management and induction. It is powerful in developing a positive ethos where pupils learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. 
    Renewed in May 2017

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    Since 2006
    Healthy Schools Plus is a national health promotion programme which aims to embed good practice around health issues in schools and to give children and young people the best possible opportunity to develop positive healthy behaviours. At Oxford Grove, we have achieved the Healthy Schools Plus Award for our additional work with parents on healthy relationships.

    Renewed in January 2019

  • Since 2015
    The Online Safety Mark is awarded to schools who demonstrate commitment and good practice in their policies and procedures towards keeping children safe online. This spans from simple security, privacy and online ‘stranger danger’ to cyberbullying, online copyright and digital footprint and reputation. 
    Renewed in January 2019

  • Since 2017
    The ICT Mark is the award for schools which are committed to using technology to support teaching and learning, and to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency.
    Achieved in March 2017

  • Since 2017
    The School Games Mark is a Government led award that focuses on recognising schools who show commitment to physical competitions across the school and the wider community. At Oxford Grove, children from a range of year groups have the opportunity to attend competitions, both those within school and with other schools across our cluster, covering a wide range of sports. 

    Renewed July 2019

  • Since 2018
    In the early years at Oxford Grove we are proud of our outdoor learning environment. The team have worked together to provide stimulating and exciting opportunities that promote independent and collaborative learning for all our children. This has been recognised by our school securing the Step Outside award to celebrate excellence in our outdoor learning provision.

    Achieved in January 2018

  • Since 2018
    Governor Mark is a national award that aims to externally validate and celebrate strong governance in schools. It is a kite mark which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school. Governor Mark identifies national standards for good governance. It can be used as a governing board self-evaluation tool.
    Achieved in March 2018

  • Stonewall Champions

    Since 2016
    Stonewall School Champions Award is run by the Stonewall organisation, who provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The award focuses on schools where gender equality and diversity are celebrated, and understanding and celebrating difference, including different families, is embedded within the curriculum.

    Renewed in July 2019

  • Since 2020
    Oxford Grove is a member of Music Mark, which places the strongest possible focus on the impacts and outcomes of music education for children and young people, musically, personally, socially and educationally. Oxford Grove dedicates a full lesson every week to music skills, with a range of specialist teachers, opportunities to learn music instruments and a wide range of extra-curricular music provision.

    Achieved in January 2020