Awards 2018-06-19T08:24:22+01:00

Our Awards

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IAPS – the Independent Association of Prep Schools

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools.

Members of the IAPS are all committed to the pursuit of an excellent, well-rounded education – valuing academic success and the personal development of each individual child through an unrivalled range of opportunities in sport, music, modern and classical languages, art, drama, science, technology, and the early years.

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Government inspections and regular lesson observations ensure high standards are always maintained and result in consistent praise for the teaching and pastoral care at our Taverham Hall site, having received no less than five outstanding inspection reports since 2010.

Headmaster. Mike Crossley:

“The  School is delighted to have received such glowing inspection reports on its Early Years, Boarding and school as a whole. To be graded as ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ is very rewarding and a wonderful reflection on all the staff, pupils, parents and governors.”  

ISI Educational Quality Inspection, November 2016 – Excellent
ISI Focused Compliance Inspection, November 2016 – fully compliant and the School meets all 8 National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2015
ISI Early Years Foundation Stage Inspection, June 2014 – Outstanding
ISI Boarding Welfare Inspection, June 2014 – fully compliant and the School meets all the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2013
ISI Interim Inspection (whole school), November 2010 – Excellent all-round education and Outstanding EYFS
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Government inspections and regular lesson observations ensure high standards are always maintained and result in consistent praise for the teaching and pastoral care at our Taverham Hall site, having received no less than five outstanding inspection reports since 2010.

Headmaster. Mike Crossley:

“The  School is delighted to have received such glowing inspection reports on its Early Years, Boarding and school as a whole. To be graded as ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ is very rewarding and a wonderful reflection on all the staff, pupils, parents and governors.”  

Ofsted Social Care and Boarding Inspection, May 2011 – Outstanding
Ofsted Early Years Provision Inspection, January 2010 – Outstanding
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Nace Challenge Award

The school was recently awarded the NACE Challenge Award for its outstanding provision for more able pupils. Following assessment by The National Association for Able Children in Education Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall has been accredited with The NACE Challenge Award for excellence in whole-school provision for more able, gifted and talented pupils.

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Gold Sports Mark Award

The School is the proud recipient of its third consecutive Sainsbury’s Gold School Games Mark Award, which is the highest grade in this national award. The award recognises the School’s commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport as well as our ‘sport for all’ philosophy, the high level of attainment, inclusivity and provision for sport in the School together with our contribution to the wider community and the leadership opportunities for pupils.

The School was awarded this award in 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and again in 2016/2017.

Read more about the School and the Gold Sports Mark Award here

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OCN Forest School Leader Award Status

The School is qualified to deliver Forest School teaching to the highest standard of Forest School practitioners – OCN Level 3.
Read more about the OCN Project here

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National Healthy Schools Status

The School has been awarded the National Healthy Schools Status which promotes the link between good health, behaviour and achievement.
To qualify for National Healthy School status required the School to meet criteria in four core themes. These criteria relate not only to the taught curriculum but also to the emotional, physical and learning environment that the school provides and include personal, social and health education, healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing.

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Good Diabetes Care in School Award

The School are listed on the Good Diabetes Care in School Award – Honour Wall on the www.diabetes.org.uk website.

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Norfolk Food & Drink – Finalist Best School Food Project 2013

This award showcases the best in food education, provision and innovation across the county’s schools. Judges were looking for outstanding school dinner staff, whole school or individual class projects encouraging interest and involvement in growing and using produce, and school-based food schemes that have involved the wider community, as well as teaching staff, partnerships and pupils who demonstrate a commitment to developing understanding of food production and cookery.
The School was 1 of 4 finalists and were awarded a Highly Commended Certificate.

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RHS School Gardening Award Scheme

The School signed up to the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening which aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden. The children have thus far completed Level 3 out of 5 and are working towards Level 4 with the ultimate aim of achieving the much desired 5 star award.
Read more about this RHS award scheme 

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Green Tree School

The School has achieved the Gold standard for the Green Tree Award Scheme of the Woodland Trust, having obtained Silver and Bronze before this.
The aim of this award is to encourage schools to become more eco-friendly and have a greater concern and awareness of the wildlife environment. Each school may look at the website and decide which criteria it can become involved in and thus earn points towards each level – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The School have earned points by joining the Nature Detectives for young children, ordering their free trees each year and registering ancient trees on our site, to name a few.

Read more about the award status here

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Recycool

The School is registered with Recycool and collect used ink cartridges, toners etc.
Read more on the Recycool website

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Centre of Excellence for Norfolk Youth Cricket

The School’s Sports Hall facility is the Centre to Excellence for Norfolk Youth Cricket .
In addition the sports hall is used as the home venue for the National League Thoroughbred netball team’s indoor training and Norfolk United Netball Club’s regional home games.

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Norwich BioScience Institutes (NBI) School Engagement

The School work closely with the NBI’s Outreach Department who offer various scientific activities, expertise and resources to enhance the curriculum of pupils here at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall.
The aim is to inspire young people and raise awareness of career opportunities within the field of Science.

NBI consists of The John Innes Centre, The Institute for Food Research, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre. Click here to read more about the NBI.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment, or simply to find out more.