Primary Award Winners

Over £200,000 Granted to Hertfordshire Primary Schools Since September 2019
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Primary Award Winners - Spring Term 2024 (Details)

Here is a round-up of the primary awards granted so far in the spring term of 2024.   Each successful application has to satisfy our award criteria which you can find here.  We wish all the schools every success with their wonderful projects and are very pleased to have helped them "make a big difference with a little money".

School Location Subject Focus Award Details
Moss Bury Stevenage STEM A class pack of Crumble Controlers, one Sphero robot and six Beebot floor robots with docking station for computing lessons and to extend their computing club offer to KS1 and LKS2.   The equipment will help children of all ages to grasp programing and also be used cross curricularly eg in geography to create routes on a map, in D+T for controlling models such as a fun fair and in science for circuits.
Wymondley JMI Hitchin Multi Focus A 65" interactive touchscreen to enable the school hall to be used for teaching throughout the week as well as for assemblies.  The hall is increasingly needed as a teaching space to allow splitting of mixed-age classes for certain subjects and the teaching of specific groups.  The whiteboard facilities such as slideshows,  interactive quizzes, casting pupil screens and audio-visual presentations will create a new effective teaching space quickly and cheaply.
St. Margaret Clitherow Stevenage English The Pathways to Write programme for the whole school to develop vocabulary, reading and writing using the mastery approach.   With clear lesson plans, presentations and resources all linked to high quality texts, the programme ensures appropriate challenge to all levels and will help the school bring the their writing attainment in line with their reading and maths levels.
Hertingfordbury Cowper Hertford English Dictionaries and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books to help extend the children's vocabulary and improve spelling as well as integrating the texts into both the reading and writing curriculum.
Barley First Royston Multi An outdoor library to extend their outdoor learning space for both literarcy and cross-curricular learning.  The library will be used for interventions and outside of literacy classes to allow pupils to extend their reading and will be particularly useful for their cross-year reading buddy program and reading with the elderly from a local care home.
Barkway First Royston Multi The same outdoor library as their sister-school, Barley (above) with a focus on younger children, building relationships and assisting transition with the local pre-school.  The outdoor reading area would be a calm and safe space, particularly beneficial for interventions and their nurture group.
Buntingford First Buntingford PE An exercise circuit route to give an exciting warm-up activity to PE lessons and for children to enjoy at break/lunch.  The facility will also be beneficial for sensory/movement breaks for interventions and between lessons.  There are multiple ways around the tracks to provide variety and it can be used competitively or to enhance team work.  
Warren Dell Watford STEM 6x BeeBot robots and 10x tablets.  The BeeBots will make programming concepts more accessible to younger children in an exciting way and also develop teamwork and problem-solving skills.  The tablets will facilitate personalised learning for their high proportion of SEND children to enhance and extend their classroom learning and also be used in homework clube and early/late sessions.

Primary Award Winners 2023/4 - Summary

Primary Award Winners for 2023/24

This table is primarily to check if your school has already been awarded the maximum of £1,000 for this academic year 

Click on the school name for further details of the awards won

(Focus Key:  MF = Multi-focus  E = English  F = Foundation  STEM = Science, technology, engineering, mathematics  PE = Physical Education)  L2L  = Learning to Learn   O/L = Outdoor Learning)

SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL
Award

Autumn 2023

Hobletts Manor (MF) 988   Hillshott (E) 1000   Hollybush (STEM) 1000   Kingshill (E) 988
All Saints C/E (STEM) 392   Offley Endowed (E) 760   Graveley (E) 968   Little Reddings (STEM) 1000
St. Michael's C/E (STEM) 830   Therfield First (MF) 596   St. Bernadette Catholic (E) 952   Thundridge (MF) 644
Tonwell St. Mary's (F) 375                  

Spring 2024

Moss Bury (STEM)   Wymondley JMI (MF)   St. Margaret Clitherow (English)   Warren Dell (STEM)
Barley First (MF)   Hertingfordbury Cowper (English)   Buntingford First (MF)   Barkway First (MF)
St. Andrew's (F)   Sandon JMI (STEM)   Ashfield (MF)   Oxhey Wood (English)
St. Nicholas Elstree C/E (English)   Nash Mills C/E (STEM)   Leverstock Green C/E (STEM)    

Primary Award Winners: Autumn Term 2023

Here is a round-up of the primary awards granted so far in the autumn term of 2023.   Each successful application has to satisfy our award criteria which you can find here.  We wish all the schools every success with their wonderful projects and are very pleased to have helped them "make a big difference with a little money".

School Location Subject Focus Amount Award Details
Hobletts Manor Hemel Hempstead Multi- Focus £807 Indoor and outdoor equipment for a new sensory/wellbeing room with access to a garden which will provide a calming environment for de-escalation and allow overwhelmed children to reset and rejoin the class or continue learning in a more beneficial environment for a while.
Hillshott Letchworth English £1000 Little Wandle phonics flash cards and books (phase 3) to greatly expand the paper book offerings and ensure a joined-up approach to reading learning from nursery to Year 2.
Stevenage and N. Herts Writing Project Letchworth English £1800 Another year of our ongoing sponsorship of this fantastic project where (this year) 18 Hertfordshire schools cooperate to explore a common text through a wide range of creative ways inc. drama, art and cross-curricular activities to enhance writing skills.  The project culminates in a celebration awards evening.  An estimated 5,000 children across 160 classes benefit from the extended activities.
Hollybush Hertford STEM 1000 4x iPads to support pupils with high additional learning needs in phonics, English and maths using a wide range of specialised apps.  Learning and programs will be tailored to each child in order to help close the learning gap.
Kingshill Ware English 988 Read Write Inc. Phonics Books and speed sound cards.   The bid includes a pack of 600 black and white copies of the colour books which can be taken home to reinforce learning and which include special parents guidance on teaching their children phonics.
All Saints C/E Bishops Stortford STEM 392 A wide range of maths-focussed books aimed at reception and Year 1 to help embed their new maths scheme.  The books will aid understanding of, and interest in a wide range of maths concepts , especially for SEND children and hopefully encourage them to explore the topics further.
Offley Endowed Hitchin English 760 A selection of KS2 multi-copy book packs to use as Guided Reading texts to replace old and tatty current texts with fresh, long-lasting titles.
Graveley Stevenage English 968 4x sets of 7+ Little Wandle phonics books to develop reading in KS1 after the SSP.  This will really help their significant number of SEN and EAL pupils into KS2 by allowing them to continue with a structured reading program with age-appropriate books.
Little Reddings Bushey STEM 1000 A half-class set of Bee-bots and 6x data loggers to enable every child to take part in coding lessons with real-world outcomes and access the relevant units and skills in KS2 science.
St. Michael's C/E Bishops Stortford STEM 830 2X Marty the Robot to give hands-on, real-world outcomes to their programming as opposed to their existing, purely web-based scheme.  Every year group will have access to the robots to benefit from the fun, motivation and instant, tangible feedback to coding exercises they provide.  Digital leaders in learning will become experts in their use and train other teachers and pupils.
Therfield First Royston MF 596 An outdoor reading shed, cushions and artificial grass for seating and book props to facilitate exciting outdoor reading sessions across the school during lessons and breaks.  A local pre-school would also have access to this calming space.
St. Bernadette Catholic London Colney English 952 Multiple sets of Little Wandle Fluency books (Levels 1-5 and 6-10) which provide structured plans for their use in Guided Reading sessions to ensure the books are completed in 2 weeks and develop children's fluency and prosody,  This project addresses issues raised in a pupil voice survey and ensures each child in a group has their own copy.
Tonwell St. Mary's Ware Foundation 375 3x whole-staff training sessions (History, Art/Design and Computing) to increase staff's content  knowledge and help them identify key teaching areas and plan/monitor progression.
Thundridge Ware Multi Focus 644 Little Wandle book pack to enable much better access to quality phonics books for Reception and Y1 and a large shade sail to allow outdoor whole-class story time and other learning such as English, PE and science when it is hot outside.

Primary Awards Granted: Summer 2023 (Details)

Here is a round-up of the primary awards granted so far in the summer term of 2023.   Each successful application has to satisfy our award criteria which you can find here.  We wish all the schools every success with their wonderful projects and are very pleased to have helped them "make a big difference with a little money".

School Location Subject Focus Amount Award Details
Icknield Walk Royston English £170 A "top-up" award for a wide range of books to support the "No Outsiders" scheme.  The books have stories that promote diversity and inclusion and will be rotated amongst all classes each half-term as a class reader and prompt for discussion.
St. John's C/E Welwyn Garden City Multi- focus £976 A range of Bee-bot robots and equipment to support rewritten Computing schemes of work with exciting and motivating equipment which will greatly improve computational thinking and skills such as logical thinking, algorithms, pattern recognition and perseverance.
St Mary's C/E Baldock Outdoor Learning 997 5 days of Forest School teacher training for their pastoral lead to gain a Level 3 qualification.  This will particularly help their SEN and PP pupils enhance their self-esteem, confidence, communication skills and emotional develop and have a knock-on effect for their classroom learning.
Cockernhoe Nr. Luton Foundation 694 A double-sided art easel and a floor pack of building blocks to promote creative play and construction of EY pupils and help them develop their fine motor skills and thinking revision and promoting high quality art and writing.
Holy Family Catholic Welwyn Garden City English 1000 5x Little Wandle phonics book sets for phase 2 and for phase 3 to ensure full access to texts matched to their successful phonics program which will give high quality first teaching in the classroom and enable targeted intervention in Reception and Year 1.
Leavesden JMI Watford Outdoor Learning 927 A range of gardening equipment to reinforce learning of science topics such as plant life cycles, nutrition requirements and structures with hands-on activities.   The garden will also foster a sense of responsibility and curiosity and develop communication and language skills.
Little Reddings Bushey STEM 899 An Apple iPad and 6x Beebot robots for EYFS and KS1 to access the computing curriculum in a practical way which will help their  understanding of abstract concepts.  The iPad will be solely used by the children to access speaking, listening and creativity apps which the Computing Lead has been trained on so she can use them to their full potential.
Little Reddings Bushey MF 98 Gardening equipment to teach children how plants grow and how food is produced and gets to their plate in an exciting, hands-on way which will bring parts of the Science and D/T curriculum to life.
Graveley Stevenage Multi- focus 925 6x Beebot Blue robots and associated equipment and a Crumble Controller pack to enable exciting, hands-on delivery of the programming elements of Computing across KS1 and 2 and develop critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and communication skills.
Brookmans Park Hatfield STEM 900 2 day's of Computer Xplorers' workshops for all R - Y6 to teach and reinforce concepts such as coding, designing, building and controlling as they build their own animal robots.  Group work and debugging tasks will build communication and problem solving skills and staff will build their own skills whilst attending the workshops.
Maple Grove Hemel Hempstead STEM 1000  >50% contribution towards 5x Apple iPads to enable pupils to access revision aids, complete tests and enhance their learning across all areas of the curriculum.  Used for individuals,  in small groups and completing a 1:2 class set, the iPads will facilitate learning using a plethora or apps and recording and sharing work using e.g. Tapestry program.
Benington Stevenage Multi Focus 1000 2x class set of atlases and a wide variety of humanities and science books to resource their newly revamped curriculum.  There is an emphasis on books about courageous advocacy, minority groups and ecology to inspire pupils and help remove barriers to learning.
Cherry Tree Watford Outdoor Learning 1000 A contribution to reduce the cost of 10x PP children attending a residential course which uses forest school teaching to build resilience, independence and confidence and also ties in closely with their geography curriculum.  The experience will also strengthen bonds between classmates and teacher for their final year in primary school.
St. Cross R/C Hoddesdon STEM 450 A class set of Crumble Controllers for KS2 to enable pupils to see and test the outcome of their coding in the real world during programming days and D+T across the key stage and in coding club.
St. Mary's 698 C/E Rickmansworth English 987

A two-focus bid.  1. A class set of Crumble Controllers for Y5 in particular to resource the development of their computing curriculum to incorporate more critical thinking, debugging and physical computing and help them build up to the use of micro-bits in Y6.

2.  A wide range of books for KS2 with engaging plots and characters which also reflect the problems of the real world to enthuse children to read for pleasure, challenge their knowledge and build their vocabulary whilst learning about the world in which they will live and work.

Holtsmere End Hemel Hempstead STEM 1000

A Chromebook charger trolley to facilitate computing in classrooms as their computer suite has had to be repurposed to accommodate SEN children in September.  The school have invested in 30 Chromebooks to enable computing to continue to be taught throughout the school and the trolley should help minimise lost teaching time.

Greenfields Watford English 994

OUP phonics sets and individual books for Y1, particularly to help lower ability children to close the gap and continue their impressive improvement in the phonics check at the end of Y1.  The purchase will allow enough books for one per child to facilitate home reading and capitalise on staff phonics training.

 

Primary Awards Granted: 2022/23 (Reference)

Primary Award Winners for 2022/23

This table is primarily to check if your school has already been awarded the maximum of £1,000 for this academic year 

Click on the school name for further details of the awards won

SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL
Award
Grange Academy (E) 995   Roebuck Academy (E) 1000   Stevenage/N.Herts Writing Project (Sponsorship) 1600   St. Meryl (M.F.)

1000

Widford School (E) 975   Thundridge School (E) 967   Parkgate Junior (STEM) 991   Hertingfordbury Cowper (E) 1000
St. Margaret Clitherow (E)

1000

  Larkspur (E/O L) 991   Oxhey Wood (E/O L) 1000   Springmead (PE) 633
Therfield First (E/O L) + (STEM)

907

87

  Applecroft (STEM) 1000   Warren Dell (MF) 1000   Watton at Stone (STEM) 987
Hartsbourne (E)

1000

  Great Gaddesden (E) 1000   Tonwell St. Mary's (STEM) 995   Cunningham Hill (STEM) 1000
Hillshott Infant (E)

1000

  Wilbury Junior (E) 872   Chaulden Junior (E) 1000   Flamstead End (MF) 958
St. Mary's C of E (MF)

800

  Saffron Green (STEM) 969  

Moss Bury ( STEM )

+ STEM #2

797

158

  St. Cross RC (STEM) 245
Shepherd (STEM)

620

  Mount Pleasant Lane (PE) 960   Waterside Academy x2 (E + E)

816

112

  Pixmore Junior (Multi) 1000
Gade Valley (MF)

719

  Harvey Road (E/O L) 996   Alban City (MF) 1000   Sheredes (Multi) 1000
Ayecliffe Drive (MF)

960

  Bayford (E/OL) 1000   Wattling View (MF) 1000   St. Nicholas (STEM)

1000

Shenley x 2 (F) (E)

726

  Bushey Manor (F) 960   Thorn Grove (MF) 530   Windemere (MF) 635

Wymondley JMI

1000

 

Nash Mills C/E (STEM)

+ (STEM #2)

529

471

 

Icknield Walk (E)

+ (E)

830

170

  Park Street (E) 1000

Ashfield (MF)

663

 

The Leys (F)

900

  Flamstead JMI (MF) 1000   St. Pauls C/E (STEM) 997

Letchmore Infants/ Nursery (E)

861

 

Mandeville (MF)

782

  St. John's C/E (MF) 976   St. Mary's C/E  (O/L) 997

Cockernhoe (F)

694

 

Holy Family Catholic (E)

1000

 

Little Reddings (STEM)

(Multi)

899

98

  Graveley (MF) 925

Leavesden JMI (O/L)

927

 

Brookmans Park (STEM)

900

 

Maple Grove (STEM)

1000

  Benington (MF) 1000

Cherry Tree (O/L)

1000

 

St. Cross (STEM)

450

 

St. Mary's 698 C/E (English)

987

  Holtsmere End (STEM)

1000

Greenfields (E)

994

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

(Focus Key:  MF = Multi-focus  E = English  F = Foundation  E/O L = Effective/Outdoor Learning, (up to Dec 31 2022)  STEM = Science, technology, engineering, mathematics 

PE = Physical Education)  L2L  = Learning to Learn (from Jan 1st 2023)  O/L = Outdoor Learning (from Jan 1st 2023)

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