South Wilts Grammar gains two Prestigious Awards


South Wilts Grammar School

South Wilts Grammar School gains two prestigious awards

On December 9th 2010 South Wilts Grammar School was awarded the prestigious Challenge Award. This national award is presented by NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) and recognises schools that show outstanding provision for gifted, talented and more able students. South Wilts is the only secondary school in Wiltshire to have received this award and one of only 194 schools nationally.

The assessors were highly complimentary about the students, staff and wider community work of the school. They were particularly impressed by the ethos of support and care within the school, the support that older students provide to the younger years in the form of academic mentoring and in their positions of responsibility, and the high expectations of students and staff. They felt that the quality of learning was outstanding and the range and depth of enrichment opportunities exempary, offering a wide variety of music, sport and drama opportunities.

Another example of the excellence for which the school has been commended can be seen in the recent British Nutrition Foundation Award presented to students. Each year, the best pieces of Food Technology coursework from each of the Examining Boards in the UK are recognised by an award from the British Nutrition Foundation. The awards are sponsored by Nestle and Waitrose and aim to celebrate the high standard of the work carried out in Food Technology. This year there was a tie for the first place with AQA Examining Board: Sarah Beckett and Ella Bowen from South Wilts both achieved full marks. Each student received £100 and their teacher Mrs Mahoney collected the school's award, receiving a cheque for £200 to be used in the Food Technology Department. 

Tracy Harris
Assistant Head

Created: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 | School News Page

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