Awards

Ofsted’s List of Outstanding Schools

Stocksbridge Junior School is the only school in Sheffield to be placed on Ofsted’s list of outstanding schools having received four OUTSTANDING Ofsted reports in 1997, 2002, 2006 and 2015.

National Support School

Stocksbridge Junior School is an Outstanding primary school with teaching and learning at the heart of all we do. We are a National Support School and our Headteacher, Samantha Gaymond is a National Leader of Education.

The Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark

The Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark is awarded to schools that reach a specified standard in teaching Literacy and Numeracy. The Quality Mark was awarded to Stocksbridge Junior School in 2002 and renewed in 2003, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015 and more recently in 2018.

A Centre of Excellence for PE & School Sport

In 2017, Stocksbridge Junior School was selected as one of nine schools in Yorkshire as a Centre of Excellence for Physical Education. Our PE team applied for this status in November 2016, showing evidence of high quality PE and learning in lessons, providing an extensive extra-curricular programme (including Y6 Sports Leaders) and entering a wide range of sporting competitions. Evidence was also linked to SJS initiating a very successful PE network involving PE Lead teachers from 17 local schools, with the aim of improving teaching and learning in PE. Furthermore, the PE team have led seminars at Sheffield Hallam University to inspire primary PGCE students.

School Games Gold

Stocksbridge Junior School was awarded the Gold School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of school sport in 2016/17, having been awarded the Silver for school sport during the 2015/16 academic year.

National College for School Leadership

Stocksbridge Junior School was the lead school in establishing the ‘Yorkshire Triangle’. The triangle is a group of schools from across four counties that work closely together in a network to improve the quality of children’s education.

The group was one of the first in the country to pioneer this new way of schools working together.

Beacon Status

In January 2000, we became the first primary school in Sheffield to be awarded Beacon Status. Beacon schools are schools which have been identified, by the Government, as amongst the best performing in the country. Stocksbridge Junior School was one of the first 175 Beacon Schools in the country and is the only primary school in Sheffield to have had its status renewed until 2005.

School Achievement Award

Stocksbridge Junior School received the School Achievement Award from the DFES in 2001 for improvement in our SATs scores between the years 1996 and 2000.

We also received the award in 2002 for being one of the best performing schools between 1997 and 2001.

Teacher Learning Academy Badged School

Stocksbridge Junior School is one of approximately one hundred badged TLA schools in the country. The TLA seeks to offer public and professional recognition for teachers’ development work.

Healthy Schools

Investors In People

Stocksbridge Junior School was pleased to receive Investors In People status in 1995.

ARTSMARK Gold

Stocksbridge Junior School was awarded the Arts Mark Silver for Creative Arts in the curriculum and extra curricular activities in 2003 and 2006. This was enhanced to Arts Mark Gold in 2009.

ACTIVEMARK Gold

Stocksbridge Junior School has been awarded ACTIVEMARK Gold in recognition of the school’s outstanding commitment to promoting the benefits of physical activity and school sport. Our pupils receive two hours of high quality PE per week plus daily exercise through our playground initiatives and activities during our annual ‘Healthy Week’.

Charter Standard School

Stocksbridge Junior School was awarded the recognition for the development of football by the Football Association.

Eco School Bronze

Stocksbridge Junior School was awarded the recognition for our eco-committee’s work.