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Awards and Affiliations

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Basic Skills Quality Mark

The Basic Skills Agency is a national organisation committed to improving standards of basic skills in English and Maths. The agency aims to develop, support and celebrate good practice in literacy, language and numeracy for children and young people. To our knowledge we are the only Academy in Milton Keynes to have been awarded six ticks, the highest award available, having been involved with this standard from the earliest opportunity. We have now held this award for 15 years. In the words of our assessor:

This large school continues to lead the way in innovative developments that capitalise on best practice.

This school is the extended family of the children it serves. It nurtures their learning and their wellbeing in equal measures.

Food Hygiene

Food Hygiene Rating

The Food Standards Agency has consistently rated our kitchens to be operating at level 5, the highest possible standard that can be awarded.

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Healthy Schools

In achieving the National Healthy Schools Award at its inception in 1998, and in maintaining those standards since, we have proven that we are committed to taking a systematic and constructive approach to some of the more difficult issues surrounding Academy life such as drug education, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity and sex and relationships education. TPA has been accredited with the highest achievable standard within the Healthy Schools framework.

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School Games Mark – Silver Award

The Premier Academy is committed to ensuring that all children receive at least two hours of quality PE each week as well as access to in-house and additional extra curricula activities and competitions. We have solid links with external clubs and coaches and we are well on our way this year to achieving the Gold Mark.

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We are proud to hold the nationally recognised Active Mark. This is a national award rewarding excellence and commitment to promoting the benefits of physical activity and the offering of excellent physical activity provision.

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Sing Up Gold Award

The Sing Up Gold Award is a nationally recognised music award attained by demonstrating the strong importance given to singing throughout the academy and by showing examples of outstandingly good practice in the development and quality of singing by the children and staff. If there was a platinum award, we believe we would deserve it.

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Times Educational Supplement - School Awards

The Premier Academy attended the prestigious TES Schools Awards ceremony in London; following our shortlisting in the International Award category for our work representing the UK in the Global Science Opera. Although we didn't win the award, we were thrilled to have finished as a runner-up from the 45 schools that had been nominated in our category. Click here to learn more.

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Best School Music Department 2018

The Premier Academy Music Department, headed up by our specialist music teacher, Jonathan Harris, is one of just 5 schools throughout Britain that has been shortlisted for the award of Best School Music Department 2018. The awarding body is the Music Teacher Magazine, a leading voice and supporter of music teaching. The awards have been described as ‘The Oscars Of The Music World’.

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Wellbeing Award For Schools

Developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau this award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and children. We are excited to be actively working towards demonstrating achievement of this accredited award.