Rewards And Achievements

Rewards and Achievements at St Clare’s

At St Clare’s, we strongly believe that good behaviour and effort deserves rewarding and celebrating. Pupils may earn merits for undertaking learning in a positive way, but also through displaying the school values and taking on additional tasks. Progress against individual targets can also be rewarded with additional merits. As these accumulate, students earn badges and certificates to recognise meeting certain key landmarks.

We have taken elements of the school logo for our badges (These badges were co-designed with the Joint Chairs of the School Council).

Each term, the Senior Management of the school nominate pupils for a progress badge – these are not linked to numbers of merits, but celebrate individual progress in a key area (such as communication, behaviour, academic progress, social development and friendship). Progress badges are leaf shaped and symbolise personal growth.

All staff may celebrate the success of individuals by awarding certificates to two pupils of their choosing for a half-termly certificate assembly. These add up and can be cashed-in for prizes in a special and very popular celebration event. Excellent behaviour and attendance also contribute into this reward system.


merit badges

Pupil of the Year

At the end of every school year, we take nominations for Pupil of the Year in each tutor group and this is rewarded with a medal. The nominees go in to a school-wide vote for overall Pupil of the Year. The winner is awarded a shield and their name joins previous winners on a large display shield in the school foyer. Literacy, Friendship and Personal Progress Prizes are also awarded.

St Clare’s E-Safety Certificate

eSafety Progress Certificate

Jeans 4 Genes Day


St Clare’s students raise over £113 for Jeans 4 Genes Day


Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering

In April 2016 – Eight  year 11 students attained the their Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering. This award demonstrates that they have knowledge, awareness and meet the UK / EU standards for Food Hygiene & Safety. This is award is recognised by employers in the catering world and is approved by ROSPA

External Successes

Congratulations to one our students for being one of the winning entries for the Healthy Eating Week 2015 poster competition.  See the following website for their entry:

poster winner