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Tatler Best State Schools 2018

In 2018, we were included as one of only 10 primary schools in the whole country in the Tatler State Schools Guide 2018, which recognised “World beating education that doesn’t cost the earth”. This was a tremendous honour and wonderful recognition of the superb team we have here at Cradley.

School Games Mark Platinum

We are very proud to be one of only 5 schools in the county to achieve this award. The Platinum Award was launched in 2017 as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with their school sport provision. As part of the extended application the eligible candidates, who had to have achieved five successive gold awards, were asked to submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from their school games organisers. Over the last four years we have achieved the Sports Mark Gold Award. This reflects our commitment to the development of competition and participation across our school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action-plan for future progress.

Quality Mark Award

The school has been delighted to receive the highly prestigious Quality Mark Award for the last five years. Quality Mark is an internationally acknowledged accreditation, recognising improving standards in the provision, practice and performance of English and Mathematics, and providing evidence of high-quality education. This three-year review process enables us to continually assess our provision and to continually strive to improve outcomes for all children.

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RHS Level Five School Gardening Award

We are delighted to be a RHS Level Five School  for our gardening. This means that we:

  • talk enthusiastically about our garden and inform others of the plants we have growing and any projects or activities we have undertaken

  • share our garden with others in our local community through open days, sales and events

  • pass on our gardening skills to others in the school or group

  • have or will offer our gardening skills to the local community to help with projects or gardening needs

  • use the garden as much as we can; our garden has a future

RHS Heart of England School of the Year 2016

Everyone at Cradley CE Primary was delighted to be awarded the RHS Britain in Bloom School Award for the Heart of the Midlands.  The award recognises the way the school uses its outdoors environment as a core part of the its learning.  The award committee described the school and its aim: “It is valuable to the future teaching of our children that this school is made an example of so that others can draw inspiration from its methods.”  Headteacher, Adam Greaves, commented: “ We are obviously delighted to be recognised in this way and it is a reflection of the efforts of the whole school community that we have been able to achieve this prestigious award.”

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