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Our Awards

We are proud to have received a number of prestigious awards in recognition of our whole school community’s commitment, dedication and achievements.


For information on the awards our school holds, hover over the images below.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. The Gold award demonstrates that as a school we have sustained and evolving good practice and innovation shared with other organisations.

In the citation accompanying the award the assessor described the nature of science teaching at the school thus: “Kibworth is obviously a shining example of how to teach science and inspire children in independent scientific thinking.”

This award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of ICT in both administration and across the curriculum. It is proof that their children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology.

Our school is working with Food for Life to transform the school’s food culture and that of its local community, by connecting the children with climate-friendly and healthy food. In our quest to achieve the Food for Life Silver award, we now serve school meals on plates, not flight trays, there is a range of free range, local and organic items on the menu. Pupils can attend a cooking club and get to cook and eat the produce they have grown in school. Parents and the wider community get involved too through food themed events: We are now working towards the Food for Life Gold Award – the ultimate award that recognises schools, which use practical learning experiences to reconnect young people to the food they eat, following the journey from field to plate.

We are that Kibworth Primary has been named as a Microsoft Showcase School for 2022-23 – a prestigious achievement, with only hundreds of schools around the world achieving the accolade each year.

In a recent email to the School, Microsoft’s Worldwide Education Vice President, Rick Herrmann and Senior Education Industry Manager (School Leader Engagement Programs, Microsoft Education) Dina Ghobashy said: “Microsoft has recognised your institution as a Showcase School, an elite group of schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning in the world today.”

“Only a few institutions earn this designation and you can take pride in knowing that Microsoft recognizes your impact on the future of education. “

“Microsoft Showcase Schools are pioneers in education. You are part of an exclusive global community, recognized and celebrated for educational transformation that includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning, and preparing students for the future.”

What are the key criteria?

To be awarded the School Games Mark you have got to show excellence in the following areas;

  • Participation – how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

National Healthy School status requires schools to meet criteria in four core themes relating to the curriculum, emotional, physical, and learning environment that the school provides. The award recognises the use of a whole school approach to demonstrate the opportunities it offers to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle. The four core themes focus on personal, social and health education, healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing.

We are proud to be members of the Global Equality Collective and are committed to solving the problem of imbalance. We are delighted to have been awarded an Equality Distinction for our work in this area. This award celebrates our commitment to equality, providing opportunities for all and removing imbalance from our school.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation.

Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision and holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture.

In 2020 we were invited to become a Music Mark School. Schools who have achieved the award show

  • evidence of a willingness to engage in development conversations related to improving music provision.
  • recognition of the value of music education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • a strategy for music in place which provides for all children.

This award is nationally recognised as a mark of excellent practice in relation to keeping children safe online. It evaluates all aspects of our Online Safety work including curriculum, policy and procedures.