School given gold mark for pupils’ sports provision

Wells Hall Primary School achieved a Gold Mark in the Sainsbury's School Games   Pictured: Pupils, Staff and Chris Heath the Local School Games Organiser ANL-151205-171608009
Wells Hall Primary School achieved a Gold Mark in the Sainsbury's School Games Pictured: Pupils, Staff and Chris Heath the Local School Games Organiser ANL-151205-171608009

A school in Great Cornard is in a celebratory mood after it received a ‘gold’ award recognising sporting provision offered to pupils.

Wells Hall Primary School has been given the gold mark as part of supermarket chain Sainsbury’s School Games Mark.

The Government led scheme rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.

Schools inspectors Ofsted use the award as part of their inspection framework and schools can use it as a development tool to aid staff.

Head of PE at the school Kirstin Lowe said: “We are always striving to improve our PE provision across the school and increase both participation and competition.

“This mark has given us a positive framework to work towards and we are delighted to have achieved it.”

On Tuesday a special assembly was held to share the good news with all staff and pupils.

More than 60 per cent of the 500 pupils at the school take part in extra-curricular sporting activities.

A range of different clubs are offered to children including gymnastics and 10-pin bowling.

Headteacher Alastair Robinson, said: “It is great recognition for the effort our staff and children put in to ensure the quality of the provision of physical education and healthy living across the school is of a high standard.”