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Sneinton St Stephen's CofE Primary School

Awards and Achievements

World Class School Quality Mark (WCSQM)

We are proud to have been awarded World Class status in 2018 and were reaccredited in 2021. We were only one of eight primary schools to have been awarded with this in 2018 and were only one of five primary schools that were reaccredited in 2021.

In 2021, we were runner up 'World Class School of the Year 2021' and our children in Year 5 received a 'World Class Character Award' for their contributing work to the assessment programme of World Class Schools.
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Shortlisted for the TES Schools Awards

We were shortlisted for the 'Creative School of the Year' award in July 2021. 

TES editor Jon Severs said: "It is more important this year than ever before to celebrate the fantastic work schools do, because in the past 12 months they have gone above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to be educated and be kept safe in extraordinary circumstances."




Achievement in Reading

Following our 2019 Key Stage 2 results, we received a letter from Education Minister Nick Gibb MP, congratulating our staff and pupils on their achievement. We are placed in the top one per cent in the country for reading.

Mrs Doyle told the Nottingham Post:

"We believe reading is the single most important factor for a child's success. We are a reading rich community: it really is the heartbeat of our school."




National Teaching School

Teaching schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and head teachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.

Our teaching school, known as Transform Teaching School Alliance has developed into a successful organisation with over 40 member schools. For further information click this link.



International School Award

The British Council International School Award supported the school in embedding international learning into the curriculum.


Working towards it gave pupils and teachers a new perspective on the world, and the skills to work in a global economy.


  • We have developed links with others around the world
  • Taught our pupils about other countries and cultures
  • Enhanced teaching standards through sharing best practice from other countries




Healthy Schools Status

The Nottingham Local Healthy Schools Programme is led and delivered through a partnership between Children’s Services and the Primary Care Trust. Its aims are:


  • To support children and young people in developing healthy behaviours
  • To help to raise pupil achievement
  • To help to reduce health inequalities
  • To help to promote social inclusion




Gold Artsmark Status

Achieving Gold Artsmark status demonstrates that our school has a number of very special qualities. It demonstrates that:


  • We have an arts and cultural provision for all children
  • We are forward thinking and open to development
  • We are committed to investing in staff and pupils, in effect nurturing talent
  • We are committed to listening to our children and providing opportunities for the community
  • We have an effective approach to building sustainable relationships with arts and cultural organisations
  • We value the arts and culture through a broad and balanced curriculum




Bronze Sustrans Award

Sneinton St Stephen’s was the first school in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to achieve the Bronze Sustrans Award.Funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, a five year, £16 million programme managed by Nottingham City Council to promote sustainable initiatives across the city and its conurbation, Sustrans has worked with local schools to encourage cycling by engaging with the students, staff and parents through assemblies and events including Dr Bike sessions, bike breakfasts and cycle training sessions. Sneinton Primary School appointed a school travel champion to bring about the changes needed to get the school community to choose to travel in more active and sustainable ways.


Nottingham Cycling Champion Councillor Jane Urquhart said: “It’s an honour to present this award to Sneinton Primary school. My role as the Council’s Cycling Champion is to encourage more people to choose cycling as their preferred way to travel. Promoting sustainable travel in our schools is the best way to influence the next generation to make healthier and sustainable travel choices.”




Silver Sports Mark

The Mark rewards school for their commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education.


The School Games Mark is owned and created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.




Educational Outcomes Award Winners

Proud to announce that our school is a 2015 educational outcome award winner. 

We are in the top 10% nationally for progress and recognised for closing the gaps in pupil attainment. Top 20% nationally for attainment




Reading Recovery School of the Year Award Winners 2015

For the past 25 years the Institute of Education’s (IOE) Reading Recovery Centre has helped thousands of children with complex literacy difficulties to learn how to read. Sneinton are delighted to have been awarded School of the Year Award for 2015 in recognition of our effective use of Pupil Premium funding, and a special mention goes to our Reading Recovery Teacher and enthusiastic leader, Julie Doyle.




Outstanding SIAMs Inspection 2016

Certificate awarded in recognition of the schools continuing status as an outstanding Church School.



Outstanding Ofsted 2011



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