Ofsted Outstanding 2007-2008
We are delighted and extremely proud to be recognised as an outstanding provider by Ofsted. This is recognition of the dedication and commitment of all the staff in providing the best possible education for our children.
We have received 4 Gold Artsmarks, most recently in September 2013. This is for our outstanding achievement in the arts. The school has an excellent reputation for creativity in all aspects of the arts.
We were the first school in Southwark to be award the Eco School ‘Green Flag’ Status in 2008. We now have four green flags and this was most recently renewed in October 2013. This award celebrates our commitment to sustainability and protecting our environment. We have ‘Eco Champions’, a thorough recycling program, a school garden, gardening club, chickens and much more.
The National Teaching Awards
In 2007, Charles Dickens won second place in the national teaching awards in the category ‘The DCSF award for sustainable schools’. The judges praised the commitment of both pupils and staff in establishing our school garden and eco classroom and in ensuring environmental issues were an important part of our curriculum.
We have held The ‘Healthy School’ award for many years. This means that as a whole school, including governors, teachers and parents we are striving to develop a healthy environment that allows the children to develop and grow. The award demonstrates our commitment to creating healthy, happy children who do better in learning and life.
In 2011, we became a Fairtrade School. This is a school that is committed to Fairtrade. We use Fairtrade products as far as possible. We learn about how global trade works and why Fairtrade is important. Most importantly, we take action for Fairtrade in the school and the wider community.
Primary Science Quality Award
Gold Award for sustained and evolving excellent practice and innovation with impact beyond Charles Dickens Primary School.