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Bernard Gilpin Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is the only national award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools and celebrates our school’s commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. 

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said:

“There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant commitment to science teaching and learning. The profile and quality of science in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

Bernard Gilpin Primary School receives prestigious Artsmark Award

Pupils and staff are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award which is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England.


The Artsmark assessor commended Bernard Gilpin Primary School as the arts have a high profile within school


Dr Darren Henley CBE, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, said:

“I would like to congratulate Bernard Gilpin Primary School on their Artsmark Award. Becoming an Artsmark school demonstrates that through offering a broad, ambitious, and creative curriculum, every pupil can develop character and resilience, increasing their knowledge, curiosity and skills that will remain with them through to adult life.”

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Bronze Mental Health Charter Mark - 2022


Bernard Gilpin Primary School was awarded the Bronze Mental Health Charter Mark in 2022.  The Charter Mark acknowledges the work that has been completed in school to support the mental health and wellbeing of children, families and staff.  It promotes that the emotional wellbeing of children and young people is just as important as their physical health and it gives children the skills to develop the resilience to cope with issues in adulthood.  Two of the children received the award from Simon Marshall, Director of Education Services.

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