Secondary Minor Award Application Form

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


Applications Open Again on 7th January (10 A.M.)


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)

Haileybury Turnford
John Warner  


Watling View    

Secondary School Minor Award Application Form

3b)  Here you need to be more specific than, for example, “to fund an after-school club” or “to replace our old tennis equipment”. 

Please note that all costings 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.

e.g. 1  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…

XYZ Coach fees:  8 x £80 = £640 (ex VAT)

(Link to the coach/company and price list etc can be put here or in 3b)

e.g. 2  The money would be used to buy:

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

(Links to the products can be put here or in 3b)

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.

We do not support SPAM and we would never sell your information to anyone. Any correspondence is strictly confidential. We will only use the above information to contact you about your application.