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Arts Council Artsmark Gold Award

Artsmark is a national award scheme managed by Arts Council England that recognises schools with a high level of provision in the arts.

The award scheme is open to all schools in England – primary, secondary, special schools and pupil referral units, both maintained and independent.
By gaining an Artsmark, a school shows its commitment to the wider development of young people and teachers and to raising the profile of the arts in the school and local community.

Maths and Computing Specialist School

Specialist schools are an important part of the Government’s plans to raise standards in secondary education.

Mathematics & Computing Colleges will raise standards of achievement and develop further interest of the specialist subjects across the whole ability range leading to whole school improvement.

Recognition of Quality Award

CEIAG November 2015

Previous awards for:

  • Pre16 work experience.
  • Work related learning
  • Careers education information advice and guidance 2012

Secondary Geography Quality Mark

The Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) is a framework which has been developed by the Geographical Association to enable subject leaders to raise the standards of geography in school, supporting the teaching of quality geography and promoting department leadership and management.

The overarching strength of the Quality Mark is its capacity to act as an effective ‘lever of change’ for the development of geography in the schools that take part.

Sport England – Sportsmark Gold

Sportsmark rewards delivery of the national PE, School Sports and Club Links strategy.

The FA – Charter Standard for Schools

The Charter Standard for Schools programme is a kite marking scheme that establishes minimum standards of football development in schools.

It is also a means by which good practice is recognised and will raise standards by sharing this good practice.

Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.

A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

International School Award

The International School Award is a prestigious award given by the British Council in recognition of a school’s commitment to international links and embedding internationalism and global learning into the school curriculum.  It promotes positive global attitudes amongst students and staff and encourages an appreciation of diversity.  We have a few link schools in different countries across the world.  The King John School has gained this award 4 times – it runs on a three year cycle and we apply for reaccreditation.


Healthy Schools Essex Award