Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard has adopted a rewards scheme to recognise the achievements of its students.
Worn with pride on the front of their blazers, a series of badges are awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional high standards.
Half ribbons are awarded to Year 7 and 8 students for notable commitment and contribution to learning.
Full honours ribbons are awarded at the end of Key Stage 4, while bronze, silver and gold pips recognise dedication in adopting the school’s values.
A wall of excellence represents outstanding achievement in extra-curricular activities, while the most prestigious accolade is the headteacher’s value award, which is presented to pupils in any year group.
Assistant headteacher Amie Butcher said: “These awards not only reflect the hard work, dedication and passion of the students and staff, but also of the school as a whole.”