Delamere Academy has gone Platinum

Delamere CofE Academy has joined an elite group of schools by winning Platinum status for their sporting provision.

The school is one of just a handful across Cheshire West to receive the top level of the School Games Mark.
The Government-led initiative rewards schools that maintain consistently high standards, and Delamere had struck Gold in the previous five years.
PE Teacher Tom Freeman said: “We make sure that all children can enjoy a wide and varied programme of activities aimed at developing self-confidence and self-belief.
“Everything we do stems from having fun and it is extremely rewarding to see how much they can achieve from simply enjoying being active.”
Julie Clayton, Head of School, added: “The pupils have an excellent understanding of their own wellbeing and the importance of exercise and other factors which positively affect them, and this reflects in their achievements.
“We feel very proud of our school and everyone who works so hard to help our children to thrive.”
The Platinum award is another feather in the cap for Delamere, which is top of the primary schools’ performance tables in west Cheshire – based on SATs results – and, last year, was one of less than 20 schools in the UK to receive the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
The school is part of Chester-based North West Academies Trust (NWAT), one of the highest performing trusts in the country.
They pride themselves on providing a rich and varied programme of education, with experiences away from the classroom a key part of their approach to health, wellbeing and fitness.
Steve Docking CEO of NWAT said: “Delamere Academy was our very first Trust school and, from the very beginning, sport and a healthy lifestyle have been fundamental to everything we do.
“We have taken this philosophy into our other schools, which are also seeing how being active improves every aspect of the school day.”

For more information about Delamere CofE Academy, email: admin@delamere.cheshire.sch.uk or tel: 01829 707 979.