Quality Mark

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    Achieved – March 2015

    Renewal – March 2018


    The Quality Mark for Primary Schools was developed in 1997, following wide consultation with schools and local authorities. It was revised in 2007 after consultation with a significant number of local authorities in partnership with the Basic Skills Agency.

    The Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.

    A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches. It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school, including those who under-achieve and under-attain.


    • “The staff know that they are providing every possible means of support to enable pupils to reach their potential.”

    • “Pupils show a good attitude to learning. They mostly concentrate during lessons and appreciate the lengths their teachers go to to make learning fun.”

    • “The training received by staff and their implementation of the new approach to the teaching of phonics has resulted in some outstanding progress in this area of which you should be rightly proud.”

    • “Pupils respond well to verbal and written comments about the improvement of their work.”