Barrowby CE Primary School in Grantham has been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Gold Quality Mark for its commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport at its school. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that builds a brighter future for young people through the power of sport.
The Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for the quality of its PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for its development.
Mr Len Batey, the Head teacher said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Gold Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school. There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when it is delivered well it can transform the lives of all pupils.”
Barrowby CE Primary School has been offering their children a wide range of activities both within school, as part of the curriculum and also as extra-curricular activities. They have also been competing in numerous sporting events in the wider community in various sports including swimming, netball, cross country, football and athletics tournaments.
Schools are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold status, which reflects its efforts in using PE and school sport to raise achievement across the school. When a school is awarded the Gold Quality Mark, the Youth Sport Trust will visit the school and validate its self-review.
Alison Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“Congratulations to Barrowby CE Primary School for achieving the Youth Sport Trust Gold Quality Mark. Schools which achieve the Quality Mark, share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education. PE and school sport helps young people to live healthy and active lives and through it, helps them achieve their personal best in school and life. We are delighted to be working with thousands of schools across the country that recognise the competitive advantage this gives to their pupils.”
Barrowby CE Primary School is the 1st Primary School in Lincolnshire to hold this award.