St Augustine’s is recognised as an ‘Affiliated Arkwright School’ due to our commitment to identifying, inspiring and nurturing future leaders in engineering and related areas of design and recognises the opportunities the students have to participate in STEM enrichment activities.
Arts Mark Gold
St Augustine’s is recognised as an Arts Mark Gold School.
“Arts Council England is committed to great art for everyone and we believe that if children are creatively inspired at an early age, they are more likely to have a lifelong engagement with the arts. Artsmark sets the standard for outstanding arts in schools and this Gold Artsmark Award recognises St Augustine’s Catholic College’s passion for the arts and belief in the power of creativity. It’s great to see the enthusiasm the Award encourages in the teachers, students and local communities – they should be proud of what they have achieved.”
ASDAN Centre of Excellence
St Augustine’s has been recognised as an ASDAN Centre of Excellence in recognition of outstanding practice in running ASDAN courses during 2015-16.
“ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.”
Child Friendly School
St Augustine’s was recognised as a UNICEF Child Friendly school in 2013. Such schools strive for quality in the following five areas:
- Quality learners: healthy, well-nourished, ready to learn, and supported by their family and community
- Quality content: curricula and materials for literacy, numeracy, knowledge, attitudes, and skills for life
- Quality teaching-learning processes: child-centred; (life) skills-based approaches, technology
- Quality learning environments: policies and practices, facilities (classrooms, water, sanitation), services (safety, physical and psycho-social health)
- Quality outcomes: knowledge, attitudes and skills; suitable assessment, at classroom and national levels
Educational Outcomes Award
St Augustine’s Catholic College has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students and the top 10% nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their key stage 4 results.
Expert GCSEPOD School
We were awarded Expert GCSEPOD School in March 2014 for excellence in mobile learning practice in the school environment.
Investors in People
St Augustine’s has been accredited with the IiP Standard since 2002 which demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvements through valuing and maximising the contribution of our staff.
Leading Edge School
St Augustine’s is a Leading Edge School and part of a national network of high-performing schools which support outstanding schools in sharing effective and innovative practice.
TEEP Ambassador School status
St Augustine’s Catholic College was designated as a TEEP Ambassador school in May 2015 in recognition of our contribution to the TEEP programme, our dedication to continuous school improvement and our willingness to share practice with schools across the UK.