Secondary Minor Award Application Form

Minor Award Fund: Autumn: £0 *** Spring 1: £1,537 *** Spring 2: £7,500 *** Summer 1: £4,500


Applications Now Open


Minor Awards (up to £1000):

Excellent service with a simple and straightforward application process!

 - Goffs Academy, November 2019

  • You may submit this form at anytime between Monday 9th September 2019 until Friday 22nd May 2020.
  • Apply for a specific project (e.g. activity, resource, training, visiting speaker/workshop, trip etc)  Include costings and supplier links.
  • Key "selling" points are one or more of longevity,  depth/breadth of benefit and extra-curricular aspects. (See Assessment Criteria).
  • A maximum of 3 minor awards - one per focus area (STEM, PE, Effective Learning) - will be awarded to each school per academic year.
  • We will contact you as soon as possible with a decision (we aim to reply within 2 weeks).
  • Please check the table below before applying to see if your school appears and which focus area has already been awarded.

 Secondary Minor Awards 2019/20

(• designates that a school has been awarded a grant in that focus area - click for details)

Broxbourne     Presdales  
Chauncy Townsend    
Haileybury Turnford Barnwell    •
John Warner  


Watling View            

Secondary School Minor Award Application Form

In 3a) you give a general description of your project.  In 3b) you need to give the specific equipment/services etc that you require, their cost and their supplier.  Please note that all costings in 3b) should be ex. VAT as we do not pay VAT as schools claim this money back. If this is not the case with your school, please let us know on the application.  You don't have to describe the benefits the project will bring in question 3a) or 3b) - you do that in question 5 (although we read everything in every section so don't worry if you've put something in the wrong place - we'll take it into account).

e.g. 1 

3a) The award would be used to pay for an outside basketball coach to train our Year 9s in an afterschool club.  The club would run for all the spring term, once a week for about an hour.  It would be geared towards our more advanced players and focus on…

3b) XYZ Coach fees:  8 x £80 = £640 (ex VAT).  Include a link to the coach's/organisation's website/product page and price list or a copy of a written/e-mailed quote etc.


e.g. 2 

3a)  We want to buy two tennis nets and post-sets for our newly re-surfaced tennis courts.

3b) Supplier Details:

2x Vermont Square post sets: 2 x £189.99  =   £379.98 

2x Vermont 3.5mm DT Championship Nets: 2 x £126.99 = £253.98 

Fitting Costs                         = £90.00

Total                                    = £723.96

Please select/complete one or more of the following

Individual/small group...
Key stage(s)...
Year group(s)...
Whole school...    Check for yes
Teacher(s) trained...

  • Write about how the equipment/activity/visit/training etc. will help your pupils and any others you have mentioned in question 4 (e.g. local primary children, community groups etc.).
  • Will it help understanding, motivation, access to or interest in the subject?  If so, say how.
  • You might also explain if the pupils who will benefit have any particular need for the award e.g. to push and inspire the higher abilities who are coasting or help lower ability or disengaged pupils to close the gap etc.
  • e.g. 1  Having an expert in motivation and revision/learning techniques deliver an assembly and workshops to Y11 will invigorate the cohort in the build up to GCSEs and teach them (and possibly staff) some invaluable learning techniques.   In particular, the session on… will…
  • e.g.2  A class set of specialist, algebra-focused textbooks could improve pupil understanding and application as it has many worked examples, common mistakes and an extensive bank of past examination questions and answers.  The increase in attainment will be demonstrable in improved test results.
  • Do have a look at our “Selecting the successful bids” and “Award Winners” pages to give you more guidance and examples.

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