Healthy Schools Award
At Edmondsley Primary School, we understand the importance and benefits of a curriculum which embraces a positive mind and body through developing healthy lifestyle choices. Staff work hard to focus on giving the children the very best in Physical Education, Healthy Eating Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and Social and Emotional Mental Health.
This hard work was rewarded when we achieved the Healthy School Status which recognises our dedication to health and well-being for our whole school community.
Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Kitemark Award 2019
Edmondsley Primary School has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2018/19.
RAF Remember Together- Big Ideas
For taking part in Remember RAF100 and bringing your community together to make an outstanding contribution to the Remembrance of those who served in the First World War.
Congratulations on your Artsmark Silver Award!
Edmondsley has a strong commitment to supporting an arts and culturally rich curriculum. This is supported by whole school arts planning, arts delivery in and out of school, by both teaching staff and local artists, and underpinned by the School Council for pupil voice, pupil engagement in showcasing (such as the art exhibition).
Eco Schools Award
We were delighted to have our Eco Schools Award renewed. We have continued to promote a whole school approach with everyone embracing the Eco Schools Programme of education for sustainable development.
Basic Skills Quality Mark – 10 Year Award
Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Kitemark Award 2018
We are proud to announce that Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School has been awarded the Silver Award for our PE and Sports teaching and learning. This has been accredited by the School Sports Partnership in conjunction with the national Sainsbury’s School Games Scheme.
It has been awarded to recognise the hard work of all children to lead active and healthy lives as well as the dedication of all staff to promote this ethos. We have shown this by inter and intra school competitions which we regularly take part in, the leadership opportunities within sport which our children are given and the curricular and extra-curricular provision which we offer.
Well done Edmondsley Primary School for showing this healthy and active commitment.
Quality Skills Award
Congratulation to all staff at Edmondsley. Your continued dedication has been recognised!
This is the SEVENTH time Edmondsley Primary School has achieved this Quality Mark. Well done to all!
Every Friday, during our Celebration Assembly, we celebrate achievements children have accomplished outside of school.
We are extremely proud that so many of our pupils participate in charity work and make active lifestyle choices.
Enterprise Easter Fair 2018
A total profit of £608.30 was made during our Easter Enterprise Fair.
Our youngest children, ‘caterpillars’ in Nursery made the largest profit – Well done!
A healthy debate in a Celebration Assembly has resulted in the profit being shared across all seven classes.
Children are currently deciding what their class should spend the money on.
£60 raised for Christian Aid 2018
Thank you everyone for contributing to bags2schools
Well done to our School Councillors for organising this fund raising event.
Green Tree Schools 2017
Wonderful planting in our school grounds. Thank you everyone for terrific teamwork.
Fair Aware School 2017
Fantastic! We are a Fair Aware School as a result of pro-active children, staff and family members.
The National School Travel Awards 2017
Congratulations everyone, our efforts have been recognised. Keep up the good work and keep fit!
The John Muir Trust 2017
Helping the round Earth to continue to roll
Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School received a Commendation and overall prize of £100 for our garden entry this year.
Staff and Pupils work throughout the year to maintain and improve our gardens providing a beautiful outdoor space every season.
Food for Life Bronze Award April 2015
As part of the Bronze award scheme, Edmondsley serves seasonal school meals, 75% of which are freshly prepared by an experienced school cook, Wendy Stuard of Taylor Shaw.
The school also gives every pupil the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and participate in food growing activities during his or her time at school, and pupils and parents are involved in making improvements to the school’s menu and dining experience.
We are delighted that the efforts of staff, children and parents combined with the excellent choices and habits for life our children have developed have been rewarded.
ICT Mark Award April 2015
Following an extensive external assessment we have been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark.
The award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of technology in both administration and across the curriculum. Parents will have proof that their children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology.
We are very proud to include the mark on our website and our mailings and this has been noted on a number of occasions, which has further raised the profile of the use of technology at Edmondsley School.
The lead member of staff, Mrs Bravey, involved in ensuring the school was ready for ICT Mark assessment, recognised the excellent work that is taking place at school. The award really brought into focus the ICT work that is happening each and every day. All the children and staff deserve credit for this achievement.
Mark Chambers, Naace CEO, said “Edmondsley Primary School thoroughly deserve the accolade of an ICT Mark accreditation. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using technology in schools. We look forward to working with Edmondsley Primary School to demonstrate how technology can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.
Care and Conservation School Award 2015
This week sixteen children represented our school at the 2015 ‘Northern Echo School of the Year Awards’ at The Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe.
We were chosen as finalists in two categories… The Healthy Schools Award, which celebrated our efforts to involve as many children as possible in a variety of sports, as well as encouraging healthy eating habits and learning how to look after ourselves and each other… and The Go Green Award which outlined our ongoing efforts to reuse, reduce and recycle, establishing sound everyday habits, building our pupils’ global awareness and understanding of the factors contributing to Climate Change, as well as having achieved four Eco Schools Green Flags.
It was ‘The Care and Conservation Award’ however, that caused whoops of delight as we were judged to be the very best! Our ongoing school grounds development, tree-planting initiatives, allotment, path and pond projects impressed the judges and saw our children rushing to the stage to receive the trophy and certificate.
Very well done to all concerned!
Please view the article on the Northern Echo Website and see our images of the event below.
Basic Skills Primary Quality Mark Awarded for the sixth time! February 2015
Without these ‘basic skills’ of good communication, literacy and mathematical skills, individuals are disadvantaged throughout their lives – as learners, in the workplace and as parents, consumers and citizens.
To achieve a Quality Mark schools have to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework. These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement agenda, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement; intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families.
Effective monitoring and evaluation are also required – particularly to achieve renewal when continuing development by the school and evidence of impact of actions must be demonstrated.
Well Done Edmondsley!
Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Kitemark Award 2014
We are really pleased to announce that Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School has been awarded the Gold Award for PE and Sports provision from the ‘Sainsbury’s School Games’ initiative. It was presented to our SSOC’s by Katy McLean, England’s World Cup Winning rugby captain.
It was awarded after assessment had been made using a number of factors to judge the provision made for PE within Edmondsley Primary School. These are some of the criteria that were included in the assessment:
- The number of hours of planned PE within curriculum time
- The extra-curricular sports activities
- Involvement in inter-school and intra-school competition
- Developing Sports Leaders
- Links with external clubs
- Providing opportunities to attract less active young people to participate in physical activity
International Eco-Schools Awards
Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School is the proud holder of four Eco Schools Green Flags. The Green Flag is must be applied for every two years and to achieve it criteria in a range of areas must be met. View the Eco School’s Green Flag website.
Striving to achieve our aims in the various challenges has undoubtedly enabled us to raise our game. Indeed, following our second Green Flag assessment we were invited to take children to an Eco Schools Celebration of excellence at Kew Gardens to talk about our approach to promoting Global Awareness.
As part of our attempts to reduce energy consumption, we regularly update our whole school Energy Audit through the Carbon Reduction Programme for Schools. Emma Bishop from the OASES group (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service) has supported our children to conduct energy audits, visiting each room around the school with a clipboard to record problem areas.
Our Eco Corner in our school hall keeps everyone in touch with what we are doing. Batteries, tokens and uniforms are recycled there, photographs and newspaper articles explain what we’ve done, are doing and hope to do. Assorted eco tips collected from children and their families are displayed alongside posters urging energy saving ideas.
During our last assessment in July 2014 our assessor John commented,
Well done Edmondsley Primary School!” There is a clear, visible eco ethos running throughout the school, physically and in terms of classroom activities. Earlier initiatives are now well established and have had physical difference to the school and its environment, such as the pond, flower beds and tree planting. The children were articulate and enthusiastic, a good reflection on the school and its community. The commitment of Mrs Fletcher, the eco lead and the environment club after school activity, was very apparent.
School of the Year July 2012
Having won both ‘Teacher of the Year’ and ‘Healthy School’ categories of the Journal/Northumbrian Water School Awards, we were absolutely delighted to be judged overall winner of ‘School of the Year’!
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom also judged us to be Regional Winners (North East) for ‘Excellence and Innovation’
Find out more by reading The Journal press release.
Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Kitemark Award
” The school offers a wealth of opportunities in both leading, managing and officiating activities as well as extra-curricular activities. Given the size of the school, it is commendable that the school has such a detailed programme of sport. Congratulations on your silver award.”
Inspirational Primary School Teacher Award 2012
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Outstanding Ofsted 2009
View our most recent Ofsted Report judged the school to be ‘outstanding’ in every category.
Healthy School Award 2012
We received the ‘Healthy School Award’ for our Olympic Project during 2012.
In recognition of our dedication to the Arts, Edmondsley Primary School has been awarded the Gold Arts Mark.
Healthy Active Mark
We have been awarded the Healthy, Active Mark for our commitment to ensuring the children at Edmondsley Primary School lead a healthy active lifestyle.
Sustainable School Award
The Environment Agency recognised our commitment to sustainability and eco-activities and we were duly awarded The Sustainable School Award.
Durham Environment Awards 2012
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Climate Change Lead School
For 5 years we have been a lead school with the Climate Change Schools Project North East. Find out more by viewing or downloading the link below.
Green Flag – Eco School Award
In recognition of our commintment to ecological issues, and having been awarded our third ‘Green Flag’, Edmondsley Primary School was chosen to represent the North East of England at an awards ceremony held at Kew Gardens.
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