Children’s University

Here at Prince Edward, we encourage all our children to take part in out of school activities which can earn Children’s University credits. The more credits a child earns, the higher ranked the badge and certificate. We have children who have earned Ruby Gold, and Ruby Platinum certificates for totaling many, many hours of activities.

Children's University 2019Children's University

Here are two photos from the recent Children’s University Awards Ceremony which took place on Thursday 14th March in the Pennine Lecture Theatre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Millie’s Mark

Millie's mark

Today we had confirmation that we have achieved and earned the Millie’s Mark. It is so hard to achieve. As a school, you have to demonstrate that you are very thorough with health and safety in the Early Years. We are delighted we have been recognised for all the hard work we have put in.

Having the Millie’s Mark award demonstrates our commitment to going above and beyond the minimum requirements for keeping children safe. It shows that all staff working directly with children not only hold a paediatric first aid certificate but that they are also competent in how to apply this in practice.

Achieving Millie’s Mark shows that we have the correct procedures and documentation in place and gives our parents that greater reassurance.

Prince Edward Primary is in the top 3% of schools in England for progress.

We are thrilled with this news.

Today we received a letter from Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP (Secretary of State for Education) and Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards). In it they congratulate us for our “very high level of progress that pupils demonstrated in the Key Stage 2 assessments last year” and they say that “in terms of progress your pupils make between Key Stage 1 and the end of Key Stage 2, your school is in the top 3% of schools in England.”

MP letter of Congratulations

End of Year Celebrations!

What a year! This year has been wonderful. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children grow and learn; achieve and make progress; investigate and explore; and all the while enjoy their time here at Prince Edward Primary. I personally want to thank all the  governors, school staff, children and families for working in partnership to provide the best possible education and life chances for our children. I feel so proud to be part of this amazing team. 

Today, it is our last day and we had a celebration assembly. Children received certificates for the Children’s University, for knowing all their multiplication facts, for 100% attendance and for homework. Some children not only had 100% attendance for the year, but some children had 100% attendance for two, three and four consecutive years!

One child had five consecutive years of 100% attendance and she was presented with two very special gifts. She loves reading, so she was presented with a bundle of books to take with her when she leaves for secondary school. She also received a glass paperweight with inscription. Well done. We are all so proud and we will miss you. 

There were three sports awards to present too. One child received the school’s Outstanding Contribution to Sports’ Trophy. This was for putting 100% effort in to a range of sports in school. She takes part in the daily mile run, Take 10 daily aerobics, the school’s orienteering team and the girls’ football team. Another child received the Outstanding Sporting Attitude Award. A few months ago when she started swimming lessons at school, she was petrified. With her growth mindset, she persevered, worked on her weaknesses and focused on putting in the right effort in order to get better. As a result she can swim a full length of the pool and has even taken up swimming for pleasure after school. The newest award to add to our huge collection of trophies was a trophy awarded to two girls who took part in speed cycling in the city finals. They came third out of all the competitors. 

Finally, we were proud to present the highest accolade our school can award. It is the Outstanding Approach Cup. This young lady was awarded this for her thirst for knowledge, her love of reading, her consistent 100% attendance, her ambition to be better everyday, her love of school, her love of challenge; and how she can create an epicentre of positivity with all those who know her. We are so proud and we will miss her. 

I sincerely wish everyone a wonderful summer. Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in September when you return. I can only hope that next year brings as much success as this one. 

Thank you and best wishes. 

Mr Sieczkarek