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Clockhouse achieve Outreach Science Award!

The school embarked on a journey to improve the teaching and learning of science within the school. As part of this journey we reapplied for the Primary Science Quality Mark after achieving the Gild Award in 2018.
We are delighted to announce we went one better than last time and have been awarded the prestigious Outreach Primary Science Quality Mark. This is the highest possible award!
Our reviewers said - 'It has been a pleasure to read about all the good practice and enrichment activities at Clockhouse and beyond... This school is demonstrating outreach – particularly noting the difference made to a local school. The reflection notes that increasing numbers of staff are involved in the outreach and that the activity of supporting others is not solely the role of one individual. A learning culture clearly exists and there is enthusiasm and strategic value for science... Celebrate and enjoy the achievement of PSQM Outreach.
Special thanks must go to Miss Bowdery our former Science Leader. Without her drive, this would not have happened.
Well done Clockhouse!

Clockhouse Goes Gold!


We are very excited and delighted to announce that within a year of being awarded Silver Healthy Schools Award Clockhouse Primary School has been awarded the Gold Award, this is primarily due to our effective changes made so that children can become more active, engage in stimulating outdoor play and learning and develop life skills for the future. The changes include Opal (Outdoor Play and Learning) which we as a school embrace so that all children are offered an excellent play experience along with everything else that we do!


Our aim, as a school, is to support the children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly.


Thank you to Mrs Reinecke and our lunchtime staff for taking a lead role on the Opal project and helping us achieve the Gold Award.


Platinum P.E. leads the way in Havering!


After being ranked as a gold standard school for P.E. by Your School Games since 2015. Clockhouse Primary School recently achieved the accolade of being the first Havering School to achieve the Platinum Mark!
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
When an application is submitted to School Games, it is graded automatically against that year's criteria. This initially determines whether the application is likely to be at a bronze, silver, or gold level. The application is then either verified by that school's local School Games Organiser (SGO) for Havering. 
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...


  • Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
Those schools which consistently submit gold level applications will be given the opportunity to additionally apply for the platinum award. 
As part of the Clockhouse application for platinum we had to show how we had identified opportunity for growth, challenge and aspiration for the children. We shared a video from our school website highlighting the hard work that goes into making P.E. at Clockhouse so special. Please find the link here
Mr Yarrow commented on the outstanding achievement by saying 'This is a special day for P.E. & sport at Clockhouse! We have a pupil centred approach to all aspects of physical education and the platinum school games mark just goes to show how consistency and progression over time is vital to the profile of P.E. at the school. Personally I'd like to say a huge well done to all the pupils, former pupils, teachers and parent community who have played their part on the journey starting in 2012 with a bronze award! Fast forward 10 years and we are now the only current platinum primary school in Havering. This holds sentimental value to me as it shows hard work pays off and how far we have come on the road to creating a sporting legacy at Clockhouse Primary School!

Clockhouse gets to Level 2


Along with Mrs Elliott, our Gardening Club were delighted to receive this awards from the Royal Horticultural Society.


They certainly take their job seriously!

Clockhouse goes Silver!


We delighted to announce that within a year of being awarded the Bronze Healthy Schools Award Clockhouse Primary School has been awarded the Silver Award as a result of our efforts to improve our lunchtime provision! The school have invested into the OPAL project providing children with more incentive to be active and try new things during our lunchtime provision.


Our aim, as a school, is to support the children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly. The programme is split into 4 key areas Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH). As a result the school was supported with SMSC development, SEMH understanding, physical education, pupil voice, food and nutrition within the school environment, and areas of PSHE.


Supporting children’s health and wellbeing is nothing new to London’s schools.  With the support of the boroughs’ education departments, more than nine out of ten achieved “Healthy School Status” under the national programme that ran between 1997 and 2011. In 2011, the London Health Improvement Board agreed to help schools continue this track record by developing a programme tailored specifically for London.  Although the programme was part of a project to tackle child obesity in London, the Board recognised that the potential benefits would go much further. From April 2013, the programme is sponsored by the Mayor of London, and is being delivered by a small team in the Greater London Authority. The programme will therefore help schools to refresh, revive and re-establish the healthy environments they worked hard to develop.


We aim to look at the gold award in the coming 2 years!


Thank you to Mrs Reinecke and our lunchtime staff for taking a lead role on the Opal project and helping us achieve the healthy Schools Silver Award.


Clockhouse recognised with Bronze Award!


Clockhouse have been awarded Bronze Healthy Schools Status.


Our aim as a school is to support the children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly.


The programme is split into 4 key areas Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH). As a result the school was supported with SMSC development, SEMH understanding, physical education, pupil voice, food and nutrition within the school environment, and areas of PSHE.


For more information please visit the Healthy Schools website


Mr Yarrow said 'I am passionate about raising attainment and achievement by meeting the needs and wellbeing of our pupils. The bronze award is the first step in a journey to be recognised as a gold standard school. We have already begun working on an action plan to achieve the silver award so watch this space! Thank you to all my colleagues who gave up time to work on this application.'


Clockhouse School of Success 2019-2020


It is with great pride that we can share with you that we have received this prestigious award.


The Mayor's Schools for Success program was started in order to recognise the brilliant work teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are doing every day to support children that begin behind their peers. By improving the outcomes of pupils who begin with attainment levels behind their peers, schools are making a significant contribution to reducing educational inequalities. The program is designed not only to recognise schools that have done exceptionally well but also to encourage these schools to share the keys to their success with the wider school community, to help improve outcomes for all young Londoners. 


Only 6% of schools throughout London are recognised each year for this award, so we are certainly very proud to achieve this!


Congratulations and well done to the whole Clockhouse community!


Clockhouse earn Primary Science Quality Mark - Gilt Award


A year ago, the school embarked on a journey to improve the teaching and learning of science within the school. As part of this journey we applied for the Primary Science Quality Mark. This award is a programme to develop and celebrate the profile of science teaching, learning and leadership in primary schools. There are three different PSQM awards to ensure that all schools can achieve Primary Science Quality Mark. The awards are intended to be school appropriate, and provide a framework for improvement and development in leadership and provision, whatever the starting point. Following a year of hard work and dedication from all staff we are pleased to announce that today we were awarded the Gilt award for Primary Science. This award level recognises the ongoing and sustainable science learning which is happening at our school, ensuring your children are all receiving a memorable and enjoyable science education. This is the second highest of the awards that we could have recieved.


Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said "Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud."


Of our submission she said "I have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing your submission – thank you for sharing it with me. It is a very strong submission that illustrates just how far you have come as a school. The children are very clearly loving science and are exposed to a wide range of exciting and engaging activities. I would love to be in your school – your children are extremely lucky! Well done again on a fantastic submission. This submission meets the criteria for PSQM Gilt. Many congratulations on all you have achieved this year. You and your colleagues should be very proud. Great leadership. Well done!"


Special thanks must go to Miss Bowdery our Science Leader and Mrs Redgrave who supported Miss Bowdery throughout the process.


Well done Clockhouse!


Clockhouse Go Gold Again!


For the 3rd year in succession Clockhouse Primary School have been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for Physical Education and School Sport. Only a small number of schools (Primary and Secondary) in Havering have this award and very few schools have sustained the mark for as many years as Clockhouse.


The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.


A network of School Games Organisers and Local Organising Committees have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception in 2010 - ranging from intra - inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies. This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools who compete across School Games' competitions.


Well done to everyone who has taken part regularly in PE lessons and competitions both in school and representing the school against other schools. We would not be able to receive this award without the whole school community playing its part!


Girls Football Kicks Off In A Big Way


Following a meeting with Kat Clifton founder of She Can Play we are pleased to announce Clockhouse have been made one of three schools locally to receive the She Can Play partner school status for 2018/2019! This is a fantastic accolade for the school and should help to take and promote girls football to even higher heights.


Kat Clifton, graduated from the University of Brighton winning a scholarship for her degree in teaching. She spent four years as a full time PE teacher specialising in Football and increasing the number of girls playing Football in the borough. She coached recreational and semi-professional teams in America, Spain and Germany. Clifton’s playing career includes starting from grassroots level before representing the county and then moving on to represent teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and more recently West Ham Ladies in the Women’s Premier League. Kat is now working full time as the founder of She Can Play to develop more opportunities for girls and women to play Football across the UK.


The She Can Play philosophy is simple they want more girls and women to play and stay in Football. She Can Play believe creating a positive learning environment is essential for player development. They facilitate this by employing professional female role models/coaches. She Can Play believe role models play a vital role for girls choosing to play Football, this is why Regional Coaches all represent teams in the Women’s Super League or the Women’s Premier League.


The partnership will be announced to children in a September assembly. Through the partnership girls and the school will have the opportunity to win kit bundles, visits from professional ladies players, tickets to women's matches, and a scholarship for one lucky pupil to attend the She Can Play Football Programme free of charge plus much much more! Equally in return please keep your eyes open for information from She Can Play, England Ladies and Women's Super League around the school site, on the website, in newsletters and via social media.


P.E. Leader Mr Yarrow said 'This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for the school. The girls football team under the guidance of Mr McGlinchey and Collier Row F.C. has really grown in previous years. This opportunity will hopefully take us even further forward.


It was a pleasure meeting Kat from She Can Play, her passion and dedication to this amazing cause was clear to see. It will be great working with her and the She Can Play Staff. Girls at Clockhouse have always worked hard in P.E. and having this opportunity to engage more girls and also challenge our high ability footballers is brilliant! I look forward to the endless possibilities ahead and the opportunity to lead a She Can Play Council alongside the new girls football captain who will be announced in September.'


To find out more about the fantastic work She Can Play deliver please checkout their website


Clockhouse recognised by the Youth Support Trust


Today Clockhouse received the silver quality mark from the Youth Sport Trust. The Youth Sport Trust is a British charitable trust which aims to support the education and development of young people through physical education.



The Youth Sport Trust look specifically at what the school offers children in regards to a balanced Physical Education curriculum and how it takes steps to meet the needs of every individual child.


Mr Yarrow said 'This is a fantastic award for Clockhouse! We have been recognised before with the School Games Gold Mark but couple that with this award, that looks deep into the curriculum and what we provide for the children means we must be having a positive effect. It's great to achieve the Silver Quality Mark. To be fast tracked straight through bronze at our first attempt is incredible showing the great work of the school already, and to be told it is minor tweeks needed to achieve a Gold Quality Mark when applications next open is great to hear. I believe there is currently only one school in Havering that have gold. Watch this space!


Thanks to Sharon and the Havering Sports Collective with their help in applying for this recognition.




Clockhouse Achieves GOLD!!!

Clockhouse Primary School annually partakes in the TFL STARS Scheme. STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. STARS supports pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improves road safety.


Did you know the average journey to school is less than one kilometre, that's around a ten minute walk! However, many of these journeys are made by car leading to congestion and an unsafe and polluted environment for us all. By swapping car journeys for active travel, together STARS schools can make a real difference to our city and support the Mayor’s vision for Healthy Streets.


Working closely with our Junior Travel Ambassadors, we are pleased to announce that after number of years being a bronze school Clockhouse Primary School has achieved gold accreditation for the first time. This is a whole school achievement with children across the school being involved. Following our most recent annual survey car use overall has gone down and this is one of the main factors in achieving gold status.


As a result of the new accreditation Clockhouse has been asked to pilot a new initiative called the ‘Walking Zones Project’. Funding has been secured to get a child friendly map and information boards made for the school with leaflets for every pupil! So watch this space and please continue to actively travel!

Clockhouse get GOLD!


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Clockhouse Primary School has been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for our excellent PE and extracurricular provision. Over the past 4 years Clockhouse have climbed the ladder starting with a bronze, then spending 2 years at silver, before finally being awarded the highest accreditation.


Clockhouse become only the 5th school in the whole of the Borough of Havering to receive this accolade. To achieve this award we had to meet some rigorous criteria including providing leadership opportunities through sport, working with a number of local clubs to form links, and provide opportunities for ALL children to participate in sport.


In addition to providing leadership and external opportunities Clockhouse had to offer a certain percentage of children extracurricular opportunities. Our data shows that over 75% of our children attend clubs. Furthermore, the school had to enter a certain number of tournaments and festivals whilst also compiling a huge fixture list in a range of sports where we proved to be very successful.


Finally we had to ensure our children were being offered a minimum of 2 hours physical activity a week in curriculum time, that engaged all aspects and levels of learning, whilst also monitoring the growth of our pupils recording levels where appropriate.


The process to achieve a Gold School Games Mark for PE was not easy and huge thanks and congratulations have to go to Mr Yarrow for all that he has done for sport at Clockhouse - he has certainly put us on the map!


As we mentioned earlier, only 5 schools in a Borough of over 80 schools have achieved this Mark, and this is credit to our hard working and dedicated pupils and parents. Thank you and well done to everyone for your help in making Clockhouse a well known sporting success!