Years 3 - 6
Pupils are able to earn "plus points" for good work. "Merits", worth three plus points, can be awarded for exceptional effort.
Pupils keep track of points earned in their journals and they work towards target totals where they can earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and, even on rare occasions, Krypton Certificates. These certificates are awarded in assemblies.
Years 7 and 8
As the children move into the Upper School (Years 7-8), the system changes to one of commendations being awarded for work that is exceptional in terms of effort or attainment for that child. These are recorded on the school management information system for staff and pupils to see.
It is hoped that all pupils will try to earn as many commendations as possible, and that they will try to improve on their performance in previous terms. At the end of each term the 10 children with the highest totals of commendations in each of Years 7 and 8 are rewarded with Waterstones vouchers. Additionally, each tutor can further nominate for an award one pupil from their tutor group who they consider to have made exceptional progress.
We hope that this system continues to motivate our older pupils to try as hard as they possibly can to approach their studies with determination and industry.