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We are so proud ....


It is with great excitement and pride that we can announce today 16th April 2018, that our school has been awarded the prestigious Silver - Respecting Rights Award from Unicef. We have been working towards this award for the last two years and it has involved whole school change to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child into our ethos and provision. The principles of education and participation underpin the award and an assessment visit took place on Friday13th April 2018, by a senior Unicef assessor where he highly commended the children, Governors and staff on their work and commitment towards this status.

Everyone at our school is a Rights Respecting superhero!


Wow! I cannot be more proud of everyone involved and look forward to sharing the forthcoming report with you all,  – but in the meantime, it is a fantastic addition to our outstanding school’s achievements and we look forward to driving forward with our learning and change in the community and further afield. 



April 2017 - We are working towards gaining the Respecting Rights Schools Award and have been awarded the 'Recognition of Commitment'.


Click below for more information about what we are doing to gain the Respecting Rights Schools Award and embedding The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child within our school.





Click here for the full UNCRC

Click here for the summary of the UNCRC

Black Shale


We are thrilled to be working as a partner school with Black Shale - the Amber Valley and Bolsover Cultural Education Partnership alongside PlatformThirty1.

Black Shale's vision is:

A childhood made up of rich, varied experiences that include exposure to and participation in arts and cultural education builds the foundations for a happy and healthy life.


An equality of access that effectively negotiates personal barriers, social stigma and geographical challenges means no one misses out or goes unheard.


And their mission is:

To establish an extraordinary cultural education offer in coalfield areas that is context-specific, sustainable and owned by the local communities


We are very excited to work together as we both share a vision for the children in our community that we see as a priority to create confident, responsible and aspirational future citizens.


Watch out for exciting news about our collaboration for the Often Festival 2018!


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Green Flag


January 2018 - We are so proud to announce that we have been awarded the fantastic Green Flag status for our ECO schools work - a huge thank you to Ruth and Debbie who work tirelessly ensuring that our children have high quality opportunities and experiences that support our children to drive change in our school and gain environmental awareness! 


April 2017 - Through our Eco Schools work in 2015, we gained the Green Flag Award and we look forward to renewing this award this year - 2017.

Click here to go to our Eco-Schools page and find out more about our passion for being eco-friendly!

You will find out how our eco-schools work is embedded in our daily practice by reading our blogs page by clicking here.


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Sun Safe


We have gained the Nursery Sun Safe Award


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International Schools


We are going to be working towards the International Schools Award under the theme 'identity and belonging'


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We are are working towards becoming a Makaton Friendly School


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'Mind' and 'Rethink Mental Illness'


We are very proud to be teaming up with 'Mind' and 'Rethink Mental Illness' in a bid to end mental health discrimination.


Often the attitudes of others stop people with mental health problems getting the help and support they need. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless.


Stephanie is super proud to be a 'time to change champion' and is looking forward to a future of opening up to mental health issues. 


Click here to find out more about this campaign.