Games Mark GOLD 2017-18

We are very proud that Stretton Handley Primary has, for the fourth year running been awarded School Games Mark Gold Award! Well done everyone and a special thank you to Mr Cooke for leading our school PE/sport programme and for his work coordinating and organising our Games Mark application.

Terrific Scientific – ‘School of Excellence’ Status

BBC Terrific Scientific has had a brilliant year! Pupils all over the country, including Stretton Handley, have carried out investigations and up loaded results onto the BBC interactive website and to university scientists. Children have: tested  their taste buds; found out about different types of water in the UK; explored forces, including wind resistance; investigated how the clock changes affect response times and explored trees in the school grounds, carrying out their own research. By taking part, children have collected and submitted vital data.  Without this data, universities would not be able to further their research so we have been making an important contribution to science!

As a result of the hard work and dedication of our staff and children our school has been awarded Terrific Scientific ‘School of Excellence’ status.This award is supported by the Primary Science Quality Mark and the BBC. We have received the  BBC Terrific Scientific Certificate of Excellence and a digital logo to use on our website/ letterheads etc.

For further information please see our Terrific Scientific page.

School Games Mark GOLD 2015-16

Well, it’s official. We are delighted that Stretton Handley have again been awarded School Games Mark Gold Award! Well done everyone and a special thank you to Mr Cooke for leading our school PE and sport and coordinating and organising our Games Mark application.

‘Top Ten’ Schools in Derbyshire

Stretton Handley CE Primary is one of the Top Ten primary schools in Derbyshire for KS2 results.

‘The Times’ newspaper published the league tables for schools in England on Friday 11th December and we are delighted that Stretton Handley Primary School is again one of the ‘Top Ten’ schools in Derbyshire for end of KS2 attainment and progress. Well done everyone and congratulations!

School league tables 2015
School league tables 2015 (click to enlarge)

NACE photography competition – highly commended

Nace Competition - Highly commended

NACE Photography Competition 2015 results – Congratulations GF at Stretton Handley Primary School for a ‘highly’ commended’ entry to the competition. 

 We were overwhelmed with the response to the photography competition this year, receiving over 1600 entries – three times the number from last year – so many beautiful and quirky images, it was such a difficult task to select the winners. It was an absolute delight to see how the young photographers had interpreted ‘I Spy’, so much imagination went into the entries revealing some very talented photographers. Thank you to all the teachers who inspired their pupils to enter and parents who supported the entries sent through to us this year. Watch out for next year’s competition opening in November 2015.

Mary Fitzpatrick NACE Trustee and Judge

All winners and highly commended certificates and letters will be sent out from the NACE office this week.

‘Blogging’ Competition winners – £400 sporting equipment voucher!

A few weeks ago Mr Cooke entered a blog about ‘Inclusion’ into a School Sport competition .

Dear Stretton Handley CE Primary School

Congratulations! You have won a prize for your blog about ‘Inclusion’ as part of the Reward & Recognition Scheme. The prize is a voucher worth £400 to spend at Youth Sport Direct to buy equipment for school to promote enjoyment and participation in PE and Sport.

Well done Mr Cooke!

RE Quality Mark GOLD achieved!

reambassadors2Stretton Handley CE Primary School has achieved the top GOLD award for the national RE Quality Mark. The REQM recognises high quality learning in religious education. There are only three schools in Derbyshire that have achieved REQM and of those we are the first school to achieve GOLD. This is fantastic news.

Thank you to all our children, especially the ambassadors who met with the assessor and spoke so passionately about our school. Thank you also Mrs Knight, our RE subject leader who has worked hard with staff and children and collated the evidence file.