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Husthwaite CE Primary School and Apple Tree Nursery go for the triple!

What a great start to the new academic year.  Husthwaite School has received notification of 3 national awards:

  • Achievement for All (AfA)

  • School Games Gold Award (second successive year)

  • Big Lottery Fund grant


Achievement for All (AfA) is a national accolade for quality that has been awarded to Husthwaite CE Primary School for its work in improving the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of its pupils.

The Quality Mark Award recognises the impressive work being done by the school to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all pupils, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. The award has been developed by leading education charity Achievement for All (AfA), which offers support programmes to schools and settings to help them improve outcomes for children and families.


Husthwaite CE Primary School has been working in partnership with Achievement for All since September 2014.  During this time the school has focused on pupil resilience growth mind-set and working with parents and carers on children’s targets.


Gareth Jackson, Regional Director at Achievement for All, said:  “We are thrilled to present Husthwaite CE Primary School with this much deserved award. They have shown a high quality of leadership and teamwork. Our programmes are designed to be a whole school improvement tool and Husthwaite has shown a continued commitment and success in improving outcomes for their children.  Achievement for All believes that every child can progress, and through our programmes we hope to enable every child to be the best that they can be regardless of background, challenge, or need.  A huge congratulations to teachers, parents, carers and children at Husthwaite School for all their hard work.”


 For the second successive year Husthwaite School has been successful in gaining the Gold School Sports Award. This award recognises our commitment to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and giving sporting opportunities for all.  Participating in cluster sport events during the past year has enabled pupils to participate and compete and a variety of disciplines.  The school also enjoys a full week of sports during the summer term which not only highlights individual talent but also encourages team work and encouragement for everyone to ‘have a go’ and enjoy.


The Big Lottery Fund has awarded Husthwaite CE Primary School a grant to build an outdoor classroom and garden area.  This will include raised beds, a preparatory area as well as indoor shelter so that learning can continue in all weathers. The project will expand on our continuing links with the Village Orchard Club and will help us to develop a community garden in part of our school grounds.    This is an exciting development as it will further enhance the learning opportunities pupils currently enjoy in our extensive school grounds as well as provide new opportunities for working with other organisations in the local community.