In July 2017, Stamford Park Junior School became the 400th school nationally to achieve the prestigious NACE Challenge Award. This award is given for high quality work by the whole school, teachers and governors, in challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best. NACE Chief Executive Sue Riley said: “Stamford Park Junior School has worked hard to win NACE Challenge Award status. It has shown itself to be committed to developing a school and providing an education where all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be.” We are all incredibly proud of the hard work that has made this possible and the talents of Mrs Rodgers in gaining this award for the school.
In June 2017, Stamford Park Junior School was awarded the Gold School Games Award. This is in recognition of our PE offer here at the school, including all the extra-curriculum clubs and the fixtures that we take part in on a regular basis. Many thanks to all the children who have enabled us to, once again, be awarded the Gold School Games Award. We hope to work towards the Platinum Award next year and continue to offer numerous opportunities for all the children here.
In September 2016, Stamford Park Junior School was awarded the Gold School Games Award. The School Games Sports Mark is a Government led awards scheme which was launched in June 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to sport and the development of competition across their school and into the community. We are delighted to have, once again, been awarded with the Gold Mark. A huge congratulations to all the superb sports teams here which made it possible.
In July 2016, Stamford Park Junior School was reaccredited with the International Schools Award 2016-2019. It is a testament to our whole school commitment to embedding a rich and creative range of international work. Our work culminated with an International Day in July 2016; the children thoroughly enjoyed this day and some photos can be seen below.
In June 2016, Stamford Park Junior School entered the British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week competition. Over 6,500 schools registered and took part in this event. As a school, we arranged and took part in activities based around five areas: drinking plenty, trying something new, 5 a day, physical activities and breakfast foods. Some examples included making our own ice lollies out of fruit juice, making fruit smoothies, growing our own vegetables and trying a range of new foods. Thanks to the superb organisation of Mrs Rodgers and Rose (the Cook), Stamford Park Junior School won the entire competition!