Ilchester Primary School
were awarded the award of Primary School of the Year 2009 in
recognition of all the work we have done related to football
over the past three seasons, including the recent successes
for the year 3/4 team, girls team and 5/6 team, we have also
continued to develop community links with the local village
sides. We have also been awarded the Charter Standard Status
for all our hard work.
We were awarded Healthy
school status in the summer of 2007. For
this prestigious award we had to meet the 4 following criteria.
Personal, social and
For this we:
- ·Revised our
PSHE and C rationale.
- ·Held a basic
drugs awareness evening for parents and staff.
Examples of some of the
things we did were:
- At KS2 we introduced
a fruit tuck shop, selling fresh fruit twice a week.
- We have recently extended
this to include the sale of dried fruit on the remaining
- We have already been
awarded the “Active Quality mark.”
- Different events have
been organised to encourage physical activity, i.e.: a skipping
day and visits by sports people.
Emotional health and
- The introduction at
playtimes of huff puff equipment and other activities have
greatly improved our playtimes for everyone.
- Throughout the school
there are reward systems to promote good behaviour and a
positive work ethic i.e.: house points and green cards.
We also hold an achievement assembly each week where the
children’s work and achievements are celebrated.
At Ilchester, we are
continually thinking of ways to develop the idea of a healthy
Under consideration at
the moment are:
- The possible introduction
of hot school meals.
- A “food is fun” week,
with the emphasis on healthy eating.