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Platinum Sing Up Award

We are very pleased to announce that, on Friday 1st July 2016, Barrowby CE Primary School has been recognised by SingUp, as a Platinum Award School, their highest achievable award!


Following two years of evidence gathering and continued discussions with SingUp we are delighted with this result and feel it truly reflects our school ethos and ‘love of singing.’ The SingUp awards endorser was very impressed with our annual achievements at Colsterworth Music Festival and loved listening to our School Choir perform.


A huge thank you has to be given to our young singing leaders, who earlier this year supported the Key Stage 1 Choir, as well as running and independently organising extra-curricular activities for our children to enjoy. The SingUp! endorser was very impressed with their confidence, knowledge and willingness to help others.


“To all the staff and pupils at Barrowby CE Primary School, Congratulations! I am thrilled to be able to endorse your Platinum Award! It sounds like the school have been on a wonderful singing journey, and it is clear that the whole school community have been involved and continue to be involved.


Our external verifier said 'In speaking to the school and reading their submission there is a real sense of team work and a caring community. Less confident staff do not feel intimidated to ask for support and there are opportunities for staff to work alongside each other and support each other. There is a consistency of approach and a shared ethos about the importance of singing'. She also said 'The pupil leadership focus, the regular staff INSET as well as the regular support to all staff is commendable'.


The Platinum Award recognises and celebrates your school’s exceptional achievements, high quality of singing activity and outward focus which inspires and connects to the wider community through singing. It acknowledges that:

  • Your Headteacher and governors champion and join in singing as a key part of school life;
  • Your school enables pupils to enjoy singing over a sustained period of their school life;
  • Your school builds links through singing between school, home and the wider community;
  • Staff and pupils find routes to enjoy singing, achieve excellence and make progress in and outside school;
  • Pupils and staff have experiences of hearing singing and of singing in other places beyond the school; and
  • Your school is willing and able to support other schools to achieve a Sing Up Award.


Congratulations again to everyone involved! I very much look forward to hearing more about Barrowby's singing activity in future!”                     


Amy Armstrong, Sing Up Awards Executive