Merit System


Class Charts introduced in 2020 has enabled the central storage of merit marks with both students and parents having access via the app.Students have the opportunity to be recognised for living out our values, for their attitude to learning and excellent attendance and punctuality to school. Students can be awarded on a daily, weekly and half-termly basis.

Progress Leaders Award

Staff will nominate student per year group for the ‘Progress Leader’ award each half term.Students will receive their award during assemblies.

Every Half Term

Progress Leaders will award the top three students in each year group with a certificate and voucher during year group assemblies. There will be opportunities for students to be rewarded with external trips in recognition of their positive attitude towards learning. Students will receive recognition for their attitude towards learning, their contribution towards the whole school ethos and representative honours etc.. When appropriate their parents/carers will receive a letter of recognition, a photo will be published on the newsletter and school website.

Departmental Rewards

Each department also has a range of rewards for students linked to ATL. These include:

·      Merit marks recorded on Class Charts

·      Grades on SIMS

·      Stickers and Stamps

·      Postcards of praise

·      Letters home

·      Positive telephone calls to parents

·      Certificates of Achievement/Effort/Progress


Attendance & Punctuality Rewards

Students will be rewarded by their Progress Leader half-termly at year group assemblies.

The form with the best attendance and punctuality each half term will receive a breakfast of croissant and hot-chocolate during form time.

Forms with the best attendance and punctuality will also be publicly recognised at whole school assemblies each term.