Primary School of the Year 2016 - Merseyside Sports Awards
18th November 2016
Orrets Meadow School, a Special School for pupils with Social Communication Difficulties and/or Specific Learning Difficulties, won 'Primary School of the Year 2016' at the Merseyside Sporting Awards, held at Aintree Racecourse.
Finalists from all over Merseyside attended the prestigious awards, but Orrets Meadow scooped the award for Primary School of the Year.
Orrets Meadow ensures all children, irrespective of disability, participate and engage fully in PE and school sport. For a small Special Needs School it is proud of its achievements: School Games Gold Award 2014-15 and 2015-16 and HMI Case Study best practice on use of PE Premium. The school's success leads to 91% of pupils participating in extra curricular activities, 21 different sporting activities being offered and 39% of pupils taking part in leadership activities.
Carolyn Duncan, Headteacher, said " I am extremely proud of how team Orrets have worked together to achieve this award. It recognises the endless enthusiasm and hard work of the pupils, staff and parents over the last few years and how committed we are at making a difference with the PE Premium funding. This award is the icing on the cake!"
Superbly led by David Saul, PE leader, this award recognises how enthusiastic the pupils are to engage in every sporting activity on offer. "This award shows the difference Orrets are making to pupils' physical and mental well being. The children are fantastic and so enthusiastic. They engage in everything we offer."
The journey in PE continues as the school strives to gain the distinguished APFE Accreditation.
The school is certainly demonstrating their vision to be the 'Best Special School for all our pupils.'