Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Bronze Quality Mark

Building on our success of being awarded a bronze Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), New Hall pupils and staff embarked on an exciting journey to secure the silver award. We were delighted that our hard work was rewarded with this silver award in May 2017.

PSQM reflects and celebrates a school's commitment to enhance the quality of their science teaching and learning.

It has been pleasing to see the positive impact of our PSQM journey reflected in the enjoyment and engagement of both pupils and staff during their science education.

Bronze Award for Philosophy

Bronze Award for Philosophy

We are very excited to announce that New Hall has achieved the Bronze Award for Philosophy for Children in recognition of its success and progress in the development of its P4C practice.

This aims to enhance the educational attainment and personal and social development of pupils. P4C encourages creative, critical, caring and collaborative thinking and builds resilience in children.

New Hall was judged as having as having an excellent commitment to embedding P4C into teaching and learning and has clear plans to drive this forward.

‘Children’s interest and enthusiasm for P4C sessions and their general progress in building a Community of Enquiry is evident. There’s a clear focus for how the school will move forward with P4C both on teacher training and the embedding of P4C into the school’s strategy.’


Primary Science Bronze Quality Mark

We are pleased to have been awarded the Artsmark in October 2014 for our commitment to, and excellence in, arts and cultural education.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme which enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. The Artsmark reflects our passion and dedication of staff to deliver creative learning through art, music, dance and drama which inspires our pupils to achieve their best.

Investors in People

Primary Science Bronze Quality Mark

This year we worked towards gaining our Investors in People Standard. We were assessed in March 2015 and were successful in getting our standard.

Investors in People sets out a clear structure and benchmark for improvement, to help every team be the very best they can be. New Hall Primary and Children’s Centre strives to raise standards for children and staff. Our conscientious, hard-working staff deliver a good and outstanding provision at New Hall; from day to day teaching; pastoral care and nurturing; to creating a warm, friendly and safe environment in which to learn and grow.

Dyslexia Friendly

Primary Science Bronze Quality Mark

The philosophy underpinning the Quality Mark is that changing practice to accommodate dyslexic individuals often results in good practice for everyone.

We have spent eighteen months developing our dyslexia friendly environment and New Hall was awarded dyslexia friendly status in December 2014 by the British Dyslexia Association.

Get Set

Get Set logo

New Hall Primary and Children's Centre became part of the Get Set network in March 2010. The Get Set network is a special community of schools and colleges which are:

  • demonstrating a commitment to the Olympic Values (friendship, excellence and respect) and the Paralympic Values (inspiration, determination, courage and equality)
  • using the London 2012 Games to inspire learners of all ages to get involved in values-based projects and activities.

To join the network, the school had to put forward an application detailing how we are already demonstrating these values. As a part of the network we can access resources and receive rewards and recognition from London 2012.

We have already taken a group of children to see the developing Olympic site and we are planning an Olympic themed week of activities and events for summer 2012. We have also secured an allocation of tickets to the Games!

Healthy School Status

Healthy School logo

We are proud to have achieved the Healthy School Award because pupils, parents, staff and governors were all involved.

Our salad cart serves a range of healthy options to all pupils (even if they bring their own sandwiches) and parents and pupils tell us that they are now so much more aware of what being healthy means to them.

Across the year all parents are invited to come in and share a lunch with their child. We actively encourage a healthy lifestyle. Our breakfast club is based around physical activity for 30 minutes every morning to promote exercise. We also proudly grow a wide variety of vegetables in our courtyard allotment.

Green Tree Award

Green Tree Bronze Award

As a school and Children's Centre we have planted 120 small saplings across our extensive grounds in 2011 alone, in partnership with the Woodland Trust. This has resulted in us achieving a Bronze Green Tree Award.