Delamere Academy earn ‘Excellence’ award

Resourceful children at Delamere Academy have earned an Excellence in Pupil Development Award for their school. 

The award, which is held by just a handful of schools across the country, aims to boost self-confidence, resilience and self-discipline by building on a ‘skills for life curriculum’. 

Teacher Tom Freeman is Awards Coordinator at the primary near Northwich. He said: “The programme we developed was aimed at promoting leadership, work skills, environmental awareness and financial education. 

“To do this they worked with the local community as well as national and international organisations.  

“Part of the verification process included interviews with Year 6 children who spoke confidently and proudly about their different roles such as House Captain, Junior Safety Officer and Wellbeing Officer, as well as the work of the School Council.  

“The verifier was very impressed with all the different jobs available to the children at Delamere and all the exciting trips, visits, clubs and visitors that enrich our curriculum.”  

Just last month Delamere Academy was bestowed with the Artsmark Gold Award which recognises the school’s culture and creativity. 

It was also one of the first in the country to receive the Wellbeing Award for Schools and is ranked in the top 1% of primary schools across the UK, based on the most recent SATs results among other factors. 

In 2020 The Sunday Times ranked Delamere in the country’s top 150 schools for the second year running. 

Delamere Academy is rated outstanding by Ofsted and is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT), which runs schools across Cheshire and Shropshire.  

Steve Docking, CEO of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) who run the school, added: “Delamere is hugely successful, not only in terms of its excellent SATs results but also because it is thriving with happy, engaged children. 

“It is testament to the hard work of all involved, which we have seen more than ever during a very challenging few years.” 

PHOTO: Year 6 children Bella Irwin is Junior Safety Officer, Bibi Green is Wellbeing Officer, and Harry Walsh is House Captain.