The FMSiS standard encourages schools to make better use of their existing resources to improve children’s outcomes. It sets out best practice for effective financial management in schools and helps school leaders and governing bodies to understand their roles and responsibilities as financial managers. It also explains how decisions on expenditure are linked to educational priorities.

The criteria for schools to attain the mark are:

That the percentage of pupils participating in a minimum of 2 hours of high quality PE each week is significantly above the national average.

That a sports day is held.

That the school attained or surpasses the national average for pupils involved in sports leadership and volunteering or pupils participating in sports clubs linked to the school. (This would not apply to infant schools though).


The Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.

It is awarded to a school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.

A school must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the  impact of its approaches.

It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school, including those who underachieve and those who underattain.

Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark

The National Healthy Schools programme (NHSP) is a Government cross-department initiative which promotes a ‘whole school’ and ‘whole child’ approach to health.

A healthy school is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to ongoing improvement and development. It provides accessible and relevant information and equips pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupils achievement and improving standards. It also recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.

Healthy Schools

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Education Business Awards 2018

Winner of the School Security award.

This award recognises the UK school that has made outstanding efforts to increase security through a combination of increased awareness in staff and pupils and the procurement and installation of additional security measures.