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All Saints shines silver with new games award

All Saints CE Junior School in Maidenhead has achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award, for their commitment to sports competition for young people. 

The award marks another step in an exciting new chapter for All Saints, which is ODST's newest member school.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward the development of sports competition across school and the community. Schools have to demonstrate they ‘create positive experiences’ for children by ensuring physical activity and competition provision reflects motivation, competence and confidence.

In the past year, All Saints pupils have taken part in an impressive range of sporting events, including: Y3/4 Racket Pack Badminton Festival - 3rd place, Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics, Primary Dance Festival, Winter School Games Festival, KS2 Invictus Festival, Inter-house Football Competition, Y3/4 Tennis Skills (red ball) Festival - 3rd place, Y5/6 Quadkids Athletics, Inter-house Multi-sports Day and Y4/5/6 Mini Triathlon.

Andy Snipp, Executive headteacher, said:

We are so pleased that the hard work of everyone at All Saints has been recognised with this award. With a total of 93 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, and those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made the Ascot and Maidenhead School Partnership competitions possible. A special thanks also goes to our incredible staff, fantastic parents, and Maidenhead Magpies FC for helping develop football skills for our inter-house event.’

The award marks another step in an exciting new chapter for All Saints Juniors. In the Spring the school became part of Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST), and welcomed two new headteachers, Rob Harris and Andy Snipp, who both already lead successful ODST schools locally (Burchett’s Green CE Infant School and St Peter’s CE Middle School, Old Windsor.) This Autumn the school launched its new ‘Believe, Grow, Achieve’ vision and values, aiming to drive the school further forward: At All Saints Junior School, we aim for every child to Believe in their own abilities and those around them, to Grow and develop continually and to Achieve the very best they can.’ 

All Saints CE Juniors is now looking forward to welcoming the community to an Open Evening on Wednesday 18th October from 5pm to 7pm, where those looking for Junior School places for next September can look around the school and explore classroom activities before joining the headteacher talk at 6.30pm. No bookings are necessary, and the school is looking forward to welcoming local families.