Presenting Clapham Manor Primary School
Presenting Clapham Manor Primary School - January 2015
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presenting Clapham Manor Primary School
Primary School &
These are some of the
adults who will be
supporting your child’s
learning this year.
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant/Learning Support
Assistant/Early Years Educator
N Ms Spanswick,
Ms Alakija, Ms Amos, Ms Macpherson, Ms
Nixon, Ms Higgins, Ms Delany, Ms Wibberley,
RH Ms Hollamby Ms Gajda (EYE)
RD Ms Read Ms Pulman (EYE)
1C Ms Conroy Ms O’Neill
1H Ms Healy Ms Camdzic, Ms Grivnova (LSA)
2F Mr Fishman Ms Cameron (LSA)
2Z Ms Zad Ms Kelly, Ms Serrao, Ms Nelson (LSA)
3R Mr Frame Ms Nelson
3F Ms Freeman Ms Messenger (LSA), Ms Preddie
4G Ms Grave
4P Mr Pittard, Ms
5S Ms Sharkey
Ms Hyman, Ms Nelson
5W Ms Whitaker
6D Ms Deer Ms Reddey, Mr Ekeh (LSA)
6K Ms Daniells Ms Duncan (LSA)
Who Are We?
The inclusion team is:
•Ms Grace (Assistant Head Teacher - Inclusion)
•Ms How and Mr Allen (Learning Mentors)
•Ms Burns (Special Educational Needs Coordinator - or SENCo)
•Ms R Welles (Senior Outreach Worker - Children's Centre)
•Ms Davies (English as an Additional Language and Ethnic Minorities
•Ms Daniel (Speech and Language Therapist)
•Ms Green (Outreach worker)
What Do We Do?
We work as a team to remove barriers to learning.
We strive to support children and families through the
difficult times that life sometimes brings us all, as well as the
We tailor education and support around the needs of each
child, whether to challenge a gifted child or bring in
specialist support to enable learning for a child with a
We do much more than this besides!
Deputy Prime Minister Visits Clapham Manor!
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg came to
Clapham Manor at 6.30 on Tuesday 2nd September
to launch Free School meals nationally for all
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. He chose
Clapham Manor because we provide one of the best
dining experiences for our children in the country.
Can we thank the families of Mina
Jamois, Leonor Gomes, Lois Taylor-
Beckford, Gus Robertson, Ibsa Ahmed,
Madeleine McGuigan, Kane Delaney,
Emilia Warchus, Emile Jamois, Omari
Osborne and Joshua Egundebi who
supported the school by arriving at 7
am without knowing who they were
going to meet or why!
Further coverage of our lunchtime
provision was featured on the
television news at 6 o’clock on the
same day. Of course the shots of the
plastic trays are not ours! At Clapham
Manor we provide china, glass, table
covers and flowers because our
children are worth it.
Deputy Prime Minister Visits Clapham Manor!
Introducing Ms Deer ...
Key Stage 2 Coordinator
‘I’m Ms. Deer and have recently
joined Clapham Manor as the Key
Stage 2 Coordinator. For the last 8
years I have served as a Deputy
Headteacher for children aged 4 –
15 in the United States. I am
excited to be at Clapham Manor
and look forward to working with
the teachers, students, and
‘I’m Mr. Clarke, a former student of
Clapham Manor, returning as a
Teaching Assistant. I recently
graduated from university with a
degree in History and American
Studies. I will be working
predominantly in year 5.’
Ms Inch (piano)
I became involved with the music at Clapham Manor
well over 20 years ago when my children attended the
school. I have a BSc degree and studied the piano
for many years. I play the accordion in the infant
classes and in the Children's Centre and give
individual piano tuition to several junior children.
Outside of the school I am deputy organist at Christ
Ms Duke (piano)
I started playing the piano aged 7 and was trained
classically until I progressed to Grade 8 by the age of
15. I studied music for GCSE at school and then onto A
Level standard at a Performing Arts College in Hampshire.
I continued onto Kingston Music School in London to study a
music performance degree on Piano and Harpsichord gaining
a BMus (Honours) in 2001. I have been teaching the Piano
since I was 16 years old and have always found it both
enthralling and continually uplifting to pass on my love and
knowledge of this instrument to children and adults alike.
Mr Bresnahan (guitar)
I studied at The London College of Music
under Douglas Rodgers and Robert Brightmore.
I also attended masterclasses with Hubert
Käppell at the Scandinavian guitar festival. I
play both electrical and classical guitar.
Ms Harmes (violin)
I studied violin and piano at the Royal
Academy of Music in London where I gained
my Professional Certificate and my Teaching
Diploma. I have taught in schools for about
30 years. I have done some orchestral
playing and played for many shows and
musicals. I have also been part of a quartet
and trio which plays at business meetings,
weddings and parties.
tutors Mr Roberts (Woodwind)
Mr Roberts graduated with a first class
degree in Music from York University. He
loves many different styles of music and has
played in latin and jazz bands, folk acts and
orchestras since leaving his studies. He
writes for and plays regularly in
improvisation group Iyatra Quartet and East
London based jazz group Eclectiv and has
played clarinet and drum kit for singer song
writer Ana Silvera. He has been teaching
woodwind, percussion and piano in Lambeth
Schools for four years and trains students
at the London Philharmonic Orchestra's
Animate project based at the Royal Festival
The termly instrumental concerts took place and they were even
more professional than ever. Every child who learns to play an
instrument in Key Stage 2 was given the opportunity to play to other
pupils learning similar instruments. Thank you to the music tutors
who were able to attend and to the children who wrote lovely
comments after the Strings Concert:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the String Concert as everybody took part
and there was a good choice of music.” – Hannah 6M.
Thank you to everyone who sent in harvest donations and to Josh Moxon from
Holy Trinity for coming to speak for the first time at our school. The display in the
Harvest Assembly yesterday looked stunning and all the food has been collected
by Sarah Miles from Ace of Clubs to distribute to vulnerable members of our local
Well done to the wonderful Year 3&4 Choir for
a beautiful rendition of One of Us May Sow
and to the Y5&6 Recorder Group for a great
performance of Goodbye to Summer.
Altogether, it was a fine celebration of the
importance of giving and of Food, Glorious
Eco Club have been having a lot of fun
this year. They recently had the chance
to make some delicious chutney which
contained plenty of fruit and spices.
During Autumn 2014 Clapham Manor was featured on television
sensation Strictly Come Dancing’s companion show It Takes Two.
Professional dancer Robin Windsor came in to the school and taught
staff members a routine he had choreographed himself. All the staff
members taking part put a lot of effort into practising their dances and
could even be seen dancing in the corridors!
The dance, set to the festive classic All I Want For Christmas Is You,
was performed on the 12th December as a treat for the children.
Everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If you missed
the entertainment event of the year or you would like to relive our
Strictly journey the clips are available on the Strictly Come Dancing
Staff and pupils of Clapham Manor are
using SEAL values to develop their social
and emotional skills. Every week a
different value is chosen as a focus.
Social And Emotional Aspects Of Learning
Most children at Clapham Manor attend regularly
and on time. However, there are some children
whose attendance and punctuality give cause for
concern. Please remember the following:
Junior children need to be in the playground by
8.55 am ready for the time tones at 9.00am.
If your junior child arrives between 9.00am and
9.20 am they are marked late.
If your junior child arrives after the close of the
register at 9.20 am, they are marked absent
(unauthorised) for the morning session
unless they have a valid reason such as a
medical or dental appointment.
Infant children need to be in the
playground by 9.10. The bell will be
rung at this time to ensure classes start
promptly at 9.15am.
If your infant child arrives between 9.15
am and 9.35 am they are marked late.
If they arrive after this time they
are marked absent (unauthorised)
for the morning session unless they
have a valid reason.
All children must report to the
school office if they are late. The
reason will be recorded and a note (“late
slip”) written to the teacher.
Please make sure your junior children
are in the playground at 8.55am ready
to line up when the bell goes.
Infant children should be in the playground by
Children who are late must come through the
office and get a late slip. This means the
school has a record of your child’s arrival even
if he/she has missed register. It is very
important that we know who is in school in
case there is a fire or other emergency.
Breakfast Club starts at 7.50am. Please take your
children straight to the club. The classrooms are
being cleaned at this time and they are therefore
not safe for children.
Children need to arrive at Breakfast Club by
8.35am at the latest in order to be served with
Gate closing times
The junior playground gate closes at 9.05am and the infant
playground gate at 9.20am.
Children who arrive too late to line up with their classes should
come through the office for a late slip.
The school office should be notified of
your child’s absence on the first day.
The absence may be authorised by school
staff if the reason stated is one accepted by
the school in line with school policy.
Other absences are regarded as
unauthorised or truancy. (Please note that
in certain cases the school may request
evidence before your child’s absence is
authorised for medical reasons.)
Family Holidays In Term Time
Parents/carers are asked to note the following:
· There is no entitlement for parents/carers to remove their child from
school for the purposes of a holiday in term time.
· In exceptional circumstances parents/carers can request to remove their
child for a family holiday and substantiating documentation should be
· All such requests must be made on the school’s official holiday request
form – letters will not be accepted. The form is available from the office
and the school website.
· The exceptional circumstances must be clearly stated on the form.
Governors have agreed that lower costs/cheaper fares/availability of
travel arrangements etc. will not be accepted as exceptional
· The form must be returned to the school office at least seven days
before the start date of the holiday.
· Parents/carers should not assume that returning the form guarantees
that the holiday request will be approved.
Family Holidays In Term Time (continued)
· The Headteacher has the authority (through current legislation) to
decide whether or not to authorise the absence. The following will be
taken into account:
oThe reasons given for the holiday (i.e. the “exceptional”
oWhether the child will miss any tests/exams, or preparations for
oThe child’s previous attendance record – including any patterns of
· The Headteacher will inform parents/carers if a request has been
· In signing the form, parents/carers are confirming that they understand
If a child is removed from school without approval, the absence will be
marked as Unauthorized in the class register. The Headteacher is
required to report the absence to the Education Welfare Service who will
issue a Penalty Notice (which is a £50 fine rising to £100 if not
paid with 28 days).
The Attendance Intervention Service
The Local Authority is responsible for educating all children of
compulsory school age and has powers to ensure that children
Following new government guidelines, parents and carers can be
prosecuted for irregular attendance and unauthorised
absences and fined up to a maximum of £2,500 or 3 months
The Exclusions, Reintegration, Attendance and Admissions Service
(ERAA) issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) following periods of
unauthorised absence or truancy sweeps.
The FPN is £60 if paid within 28 days and rises to £120 if paid
before 48 days from the date of issue. Failure to pay will result
in legal proceedings.
The school monitors your child’s attendance and punctuality and is
obliged to refer children whose punctuality or attendance causes
concern to the Attendance Intervention Service at Lambeth. At
this stage you will be informed and Lambeth will consider the
appropriate action to be taken.
If you want to know more about the school’s attendance policy,
please contact Amanda Grace, Assistant Head for Inclusion, or
Simon Allen, Learning Mentor – Attendance/Pupil
Support. Alternatively, you may wish to access the policy on the
school’s website www.claphammanor.lambeth.sch.uk
Please support your child’s education and the school
by ensuring that your child attends regularly and on
time and by notifying the school on your child’s first
day of absence clearly stating the reason.
At £1.55 a day a
Clapham Manor meal
remains the cheapest
school dinner in the
Clapham Manor dinners still the cheapest
Late dinner money
We are pleased to say that most families pay for school
dinners promptly and help us to keep down the cost of
meals. However every term we have to spend a
disproportionate amount of time and effort sending
reminders to the few who pay late.
The local education authority states that “it is the parents’
responsibility to provide their child with a meal at lunchtime.
If parents have elected to purchase a school dinner
payment should be made in advance... If payment for
school meals is not made, this provision should be
withdrawn, and parents need to provide a packed
lunch until the debt is settled in full.
If parents do not take responsibility to provide their child
with a packed lunch, finance for school meals or apply for
assistance for school meals, then the school has a duty
of care to report the matter to Social Care… under
‘likelihood of significant harm’.”
Before the February 2011 half
term, your child brought home a
letter giving full details of how to
set up a ParentPay account. Even
if your child doesn’t pay for school
dinners, you should set up an
account to make other payments.
We will continue to accept cash
and cheques but encourage you
to use the online facility. Those
without internet access can use
the computers at the Children’s
“It’s fantastic! I’m very happy
with it”, said a father with
children in Reception and Year 4.
“I’m very happy with it and would
like to be able to pay for
everything in this way,” agreed a
Year 1 mother.
One of our rewards for recognition of
achievement in our school is a gold certificate
presented by Mr Hazell in front of the whole
school. To earn a gold certificate a child must
have three of the following in any
Certificate of merit from a teacher
At a recent Parent/Carers’ Forum, we were
asked to clarify this. So from now on, all
certificates which count towards gold will have
the Go For Gold logo on them.
Each gold certificate comes with a badge:
1st—small coloured badge
2nd—large coloured badge
If you have any comments about
the school you don’t have to
wait until the next Parent/Carer
Forum—you can email
We have appointed a number of Language
Ambassadors to help create networks within first-
Language Ambassadors are volunteer parent/carers
who give support to other parents/carers speaking the
same first language.
Language Ambassadors are confident speakers,
readers and writers in English. Others may ask a
Language Ambassador for occasional support in
understanding letters from school or communicating
simple messages back to school staff.
A Language Ambassador would not take the place of an
interpreter and parents/carers who need interpreters
should speak to Ms Gresty.
We still need ambassadors for
Spanish, Turkish, Bengali and
Tigrinya! Please see Ms Gresty
or Ms Davies if you can help.
Ola! O meu nome e Rosa Rodrigues e
A pedido da escola aceitei disponibilisar-
me para dar apoio as familias que
possam ter alguma dificuldade com o
ingles. Caso precise de ajuda com
alguma carta ou mensagem dos
professors ou do office/gabinete da
escola, pode encontrar-me junto ao
office/gabinete da escola as 9.15h ou as
3.30h quase todos os dias, estou ao seu
dispor caso precise!
Embaixadora Da Lingua Portuguesa
Ciao! Mi chiamo Daniela Pettena Jamois e
sono mezza inglese e mezza italiana. Ho
vissuto un infanzia tra Londra, Kent,
Toscana e le Dolomiti ed ho sempre
parlato sia l'inglese che l'italiano, con la
madre inglese e il padre italiano. I miei
bambini sono nelle classi 3T e 4P. Mi
potete trovare nel cortile delle elementari
prima o dopo scuola.
Mi farebbe piacere conoscere altri italiani
per organizzare incontri e ispirare nostri
figli a imparare la lingua italiana. Si
potrebbero scambiare giochi, canzoni,
racconti e storie vere del nostro passato.
Posso anche aiutare con messaggi tra
scuola e genitore o spiegare il contenuto
di una lettera se ci fosse qualcuno con
Waxaa leydhahaa Anab. Waxaan
Caruurteyda waxey dhigtaan 1C
iyo Xanaanada. Waxaad iga
helikartaan galabtii Xafiiska
agtiisa. Hadaad ubaahantahay
inaan idiin fiiriyo warfad ama
aan u sheego fariin shaqaalaha
Fadlan ila soo xariir.
Wakiilka Afka Somaaliga
Je m'appelle Magali
Muxart et je suis
Française. Ma fille est en
3E à Clapham Manor
Si vous venez d'arriver en
Angleterre ou que tout
simplement vous ne parlez
pas l'anglais, je suis à
votre disposition pour
vous aider à communiquer
avec l'école ou à remplir
N'hésitez pas à venir me
rencontrer, vous me
trouverez le matin et
l'après-midi dans la cour
Ambassadrice De La Langue Française
Congratulations to the 12
members of the support
staff team who completed
a two day paediatric first
aid training course at the
beginning of the summer
term 2011-12. It’s good to
know we have so many
trained people to help our
children should they have
In light of the training they
have received, we have
been advised not to apply
ice packs to head injuries
and that a paper towel or
cotton wool soaked in cool
water is the best way to
If your child has been involved in any
incident at our school which still needs
to be resolved, please make an
appointment to see his or her class
teacher. The teachers, learning
mentors, teaching assistants and senior
staff are very experienced in ensuring
your child’s safety and wellbeing at
While your first instinct may be to talk
directly to another parent, we find
school staff are best placed to
investigate and resolve any problems.
We are here to help
The legal responsibilities of the governing
body are to:
Help raise standards of education and achievement
Plan the school's future direction
Take general responsibility for the conduct of the school
Manage the school budget, including staff numbers and pay
Make sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, and
that national curriculum is taught
Set targets of achievement
Report national curriculum assessments and examination
results to parents
Decide how the school encourages pupils' spiritual, moral and
Make sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those
with special needs
Account to parents/carers and the wider community for the
Draw an action plan after an Ofsted inspection
Appoint the headteacher and participate in the appointment of
senior staff; regulate staff conduct and discipline.
Jo Fulford has two children at Clapham Manor:
Freya in RH and Freddy in the Nursery. She
works part-time for the Advertising Standards
Authority, and enjoys making the most of living
in London with her family the rest of the week.
Eddie Woods has just returned to the UK after
working abroad for 15 years (mostly in Eastern
Europe and the former USSR) as Finance
Director for an international company. His
youngest daughter attends Clapham Manor. He
is happy to be back in the UK, and looks
forward to joining the team that will work to
make the school an even better place for all our
Katja Pempelfort is a German living in London.
She has two sons, one in Year 2 and one in the
Nursery. She writes, “I really love and care
about this school and its community, and truly
enjoy getting involved. I’m looking forward to
contributing in whatever way I can as part of
the Governing Body.”
We received three
nominations for our
Governor vacancies in
the Autumn term
2013-14. All the
elected to the
unopposed. They are:
Eddie Woods, Katja
Joanna Fulford. We
welcome them to the
At the beginning of each term, a letter is sent to all
children so that they can apply for after school clubs.
Many of our clubs are oversubscribed and we have to try
to allocate places fairly.
In the past, places were allocated by taking names out
of a hat. The problem was that some children were then
offered two or three clubs in a term, while others had
none. Places are offered following these criteria:
1. Children on waiting lists who had not been in any
clubs during the school year.
2. Other applicants who had not been in any clubs
during the year.
3. If places were still available, they were offered to
children who had participated in fewer clubs.
4. Children were offered more than one club if places
were still available.
All places are offered during the first week of term to
make sure that clubs are full and paid for before they
start. Unsuccessful applicants and those who applied
late are put on a waiting list in case someone withdraws
from a club.
No Mobile Phones In School
Children are not allowed to
bring mobile phones into school
under any circumstances.
Any phones which are found on
children will be kept until an
adult comes to pick them up.
Parents/carers are reminded
that children must not wear
hair extensions, wigs or
hairpieces to school,
except for medical reasons
(in which case a doctor’s
letter must be provided).
Bikes and scooters
We are delighted that so many children use
cycles and scooters to get to school.
However, it is your responsibility to ensure
that bikes and scooters are locked to the
racks in the playgrounds.
Please make sure your
bikes and scooters are
Term dates, dinner menus, back copies of the
newsletter and a wealth of other information can be
found on our website. The address is
Congratulations to the following parents/carers and
members of staff who were elected at February’s AGM
to serve on the Friends’ committee for 2013-14.
Chair – Ginny Wood
Secretary – Hayde Sacerdote
Treasurer – Eddie Woods
The Friends of Clapham Manor is
the name we give our PTA. All
parents/carers are automatically
Through the Friends of Clapham Manor,
you can order a bag of fruit, a bag of
vegetables or a combi bag to arrive at
school ready for collection at 3.30pm on
Supplied by Abel & Cole, the bags ensure
that the producer receives a fair price and
the school also benefits from every bag
You and your children will get reasonably
priced organic produce at the time of year
it tastes best. No items are ever
See Karen Harkness in the infants’
playground any Tuesday at 3.30pm to place
your order for the following week.
• Encourage your child to complete the homework as soon as they can. They are
more likely to remember the topic as covered in class and less likely to fall behind or
rush their work.
• Work out a regular weekly routine for your child, balancing homework time with
time for clubs and friends.
• Positive praise will boost your child's confidence. Be specific. “Your handwriting
is very neat” is more helpful than “You’re so clever.”
Helping with homework
Parents/carers can help take the pain
out of homework with a little thought
• Try to provide a quiet, well-lit study area
at home, away from the TV, for your child to
• Let your child re-fuel with a light snack or
piece of fruit before starting work. Hunger is
an unnecessary distraction.
• Explain why homework is a good idea, encouraging
independent working and research and time management
• Try to avoid doing your child’s
homework for him/her. This is tempting
when a child is struggling, but doesn’t help
Take a break and go back to it later. If a
child continues to struggle, tell the teacher.
• Many children with specific learning
difficulties find homework hard.
These children are often exhausted after a day at
school. As they may have a poor sense of time,
provide a timer set to 20 minutes to structure their
If they need help with reading, read to them; if
they need help with writing, you can be their
Helping with homework… (2)
Speech and language therapy
On the first Friday of every month you can visit
Clapham Manor Health Centre at 86 Clapham
Manor Street for a 20 minute consultation about
your child’s speech, language and communication.
There is no need for an appointment—just drop in
between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. If you can’t get
along in person, you can ring 020 3049 4005 for a
Is your child getting enough
Parents and children often disagree about what time
is bedtime! We are reprinting some of the latest
advice to help resolve those debates.
Experts agree that sleep-deprived children can
neither learn nor behave properly. The
recommended amounts of sleep are as follows:
3-6 Years Old: 10 ¾ - 12 hours per day
7-12 Years Old: 10 - 11 hours per day
12-18 Years Old: 8 ¼ - 9 ½ hours per day
Here are some important things you can do to ensure that your
child gets enough sleep.
• Set a regular time for bed each night and stick to it.
• Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as giving
your child a warm bath or reading him or her a story.
• Make after-dinner playtime a relaxing time. Too
much activity close to bedtime can keep children
• Don’t have TVs, playstations or computers in a child’s
• Avoid feeding children big meals close to bedtime.
• Avoid giving children anything with caffeine less than
six hours before bedtime.
• Set the bedroom temperature so that it's comfortable
– not too warm and not too cold.
• Make sure the bedroom is dark. If necessary, use a
• Keep the noise level low.
Young Lambeth website
A website with information, advice and services for children and young
people is now available at www.younglambeth.org.
Find out about fun events, services and learning opportunities, as well as
holiday activities, Lambeth Youth Council, the Youth Mayor and lots more.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families has produced a leaflet on the subject of
cyberbullying. This is an extract from it. You can download the entire content or order a copy at
1. Be aware, your child may as likely cyberbully as be a target of cyberbullying. Be alert to your
child seeming upset after using the internet or their mobile phone. This might involve subtle
comments or changes in relationships with friends. They might be unwilling to talk or be
secretive about their online activities and mobile phone use.
2. Talk with your children and understand the ways in which they are using the internet and their
3. Use the tools on the service and turn on in-built internet safety features.
4. Remind your child not to retaliate.
5. Keep the evidence of offending emails, text messages or online conversations.
6. Report cyberbullying:
• Contact your child’s school if it involves another pupil, so that they can take the
• Contact the service provider.
• If the cyberbullying is serious and a potential criminal offence has been committed, you
should consider contacting the police.
Mr Hazell commented on the OFSTED report,
“It is a tribute to the whole school community that we have been classed as
Outstanding by government OFSTED inspectors. This grade is given to only
8% of all schools in the country.”
The report states, “One of the school’s outstanding strengths lies in the
teamwork of all staff who work together for the benefit of the pupils.”
The report also comments on the school’s “excellent relationship with parents”
and notes that “pupils’ attitudes and behaviour are exemplary”.
Clapham Manor is
Our Children’s Centre was inspected at
very short notice by Ofsted on 22nd
and 23rd March 2012. The inspectors
gave the Centre an Outstanding
assessment. Their report has now
been published and it includes the
“At the core of the Centre’s success is the strong
leadership of the Centre’s manager.”
“The Centre has established itself at the heart of
“Children are provided with an outstanding range
of activities and learning opportunities from
“The Centre exemplifies high quality practice in
relation to safeguarding.”
“ There is no discrimination and diversity is well
“Outreach services are highly effective in
engaging with families in the area.” Outstanding
has once again
been given the
We are delighted to announce that Clapham
Manor has once again been awarded the
Quality Mark by the Basic Skills Agency. Each
award lasts for three years before a school is
The Quality Mark provides a framework for
continuous improvement of the basic skills of all
pupils in a school. It is about recognising
minimum standards in teaching literacy and
Children need to acquire basic skills before they
can go on to learn at a higher level.
The gold standard
We are delighted to announce that
Clapham Manor has been awarded
an Arts Council Artsmark gold
award - again.
The Artsmark is awarded to
schools in recognition of
outstanding commitment to the
arts. It is a benchmark for arts
There are three levels of award:
Artsmark, Artsmark silver and
Artsmark gold. Schools applying
for the award normally achieve the
basic level then work towards the
gold. Clapham Manor shot straight
to the top!
The gold status was confirmed by
another inspection in March 2012.
Helping the community