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Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust

Crosshall Awards and Achievements

afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity - Distinction

 We are delighted to announce the achievement of this award.


 The assessment panel has considered our application, together with the feedback from the validation, and afPE is delighted to award your school the Quality Mark with Distinction for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’.


 Our award is valid for three years, commencing February 2024. The validator has highlighted the following reasons for the award:

  • The leadership of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity is well informed and innovative. 
  • The Website shows meticulous attention to detail with regard to PE Premium investment over 5 years. 
  • The SLT are passionate about PESSPA and are robust in ensuring that it is a priority in engaging the entire school, and the wider community in a common vision. There is a significant investment in the use of Physical Education & Physically Activity Learning as a tool to support children who would otherwise really struggle. 
  • The Curriculum is cohesive, and is holistically planned around what the children need, and so the curriculum is broad in content, but very balanced in the underpinning learning intentions. It is clear that learning is sequenced across each year with clear connectivity between units, and there are sequential links between years too, particularly between R and Yr1.

Primary Quality Mark Award

We are really proud to advise that we have this week received our certificate for achieving our Primary Quality Mark reaccreditation.


The assessment was undertaken in September 2022 and is a nationally recognised accreditation for schools and demonstrates our commitment to continually improving standards.


This accreditation identifies that Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust supports and recognises improving standards in the provision, practice and performance of English and mathematics.


It shows that we align with national agendas and international views of best practice, providing evidence of our high quality self-evaluation. In achieving this award we have demonstrated that we meet all 10 elements of the strict assessment process:


  •  A whole school strategy and planning to improve performance in English and mathematics
  • An analysis of the assessment of pupil performance in English and mathematics
  • Target setting for the improvement of performance in English and mathematics
  • English and mathematics planning and intervention for all groups of pupils
  • Review of progress made by all groups of pupils in English and mathematics
  • A commitment to improving the skills of staff in the application of English and mathematics in the school
  • The use of a range of teaching approaches and learning styles to improve English and mathematics
  • The use of appropriate teaching and learning resources to improve English and mathematics
  • The involvement of parents and carers in developing their child’s English and mathematics
  • An effective procedure for monitoring planning and assessing performance in English and mathematics.

It is fantastic that the hard work of all children and staff can be recognised in this way.