At Applegarth Academy, we have been recognised nationally for our commitment to improving race equality and prioritising an inclusive culture where staff, students, parents and partners of all ethnicities are equally valued, by being awarded the SILVER level RACE Chartermark.
At Applegarth Academy, we have been named as a Thrive® Ambassador School with three areas of expertise for the role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of its pupils, helping to prevent mental health issues arising in the future.
Applegarth Academy has been named as an Ambassador School with Excellence in the Environment, Reparative and Right-time after going through a rigorous assessment process with Thrive, an organisation that trains teachers and other education professionals to support the emotional and social development of children and young people.
Applegarth Academy has a number of initiatives and facilities to help pupils' wellbeing. There is an area called Apple Tree House where children can come to talk with a trusted adult about how they are feeling. Each class has a worry box where children can write about their emotions and children are encouraged to understand and be aware of their own emotional wellbeing by talking about the neuroscience that underlies the Thrive Approach® with their peers. Creative play and time in the school's wildlife garden are also emphasised as important ways of fostering wellbeing.
At Applegarth, we were reaccredited our gold rights respecting school. We aim to develop an atmosphere, where there is a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, rights and experiences of all children and young people. Within Applegarth, a culture is promoted by adults and staff around the school that empowers children to feel safe and also share their experiences while in school as well as any outside factors (i.e. home life, family etc). Applegarth has been a gold rights respecting school for a number of years now and has been accredited by Unicef to continue as a gold rights respecting school.
In the 2022 Multiplication assessments, we scored an average of 24.3 out of 25 which made Applegarth one of the top 200 performing schools in England for the multiplication check. The excellent achievement of our pupils is something the Government hopes to see replicated in schools across the country.