Basic Skills Award

At Sutton CP School we  emphasise the importance of giving children a "toolkit" of basic skills in reading, writing and maths. When these basic skills are secure, the possibilities for learning are endless. We engage with the accredited Basic Skills Mark award to ensure that we are giving our children the best start in terms of their basic skillset of phonics, number, reading and writing.

We are proud and pleased to have have Basic Skills Award Accreditation since 2008 with our most recent renewal taking place in 2016.

  • The basic skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.
  • It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.
  • A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.