Merit Awards

The merit system has been designed to encourage, reward and promote exemplary work and good behaviour. It has also been designed to give recognition to pupils who make a positive contribution to the school that may otherwise go unnoticed.

We have spent lots of time over the last few years, working with the children to decide what this reward scheme should look like. Together, these are the themes that we came up with:

Number of Merits required to achieve each level:

  • Bronze = 50 merits (bronze certificate and bronze badge)
  • Silver = 60 merits (silver certificate and silver badge)
  • Gold = 75 merits (gold certificate, gold badge and a special trip reward)


What are merits awarded for?

Reading Merits

  • 2 merits will be awarded if the child has read at least 4 times that week
  • In reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 there should be a comment and signature for each of the daily entries made from an adult to acknowledge the reading.
  • In years 4, 5 and 6, whilst an adult signature would be preferable, we recognise that lots of our children read independantly so it has been agreed that they can write their own daily comment for each entry about what theyhave read.

Homework Merits

  • 1 merit for completed homework handed in on the correct day
  • A merit will not be awarded for late homework

General Merit Stampers:

  • Good manners
  • Kind behaviour
  • Demonstrating core values
  • Effort
  • If pupil's work is displayed on core boards
  • Receiving the Headteacher Award for the week
  • Representing the school in sporting, musical or culteral activities
  • Received 100% attendance for each half term
  • Performing well in their allocated jobs (animal handlers, safety monitors, eco-warriors etc)
  • Good behaviour
  • Excellent attitude


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