A ROMSEY prep school is celebrating after being awarded for their commitment to science.
Embley Prep School, Embley Park, was presented with the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) GILT Award, marking a school’s dedication to science teaching and learning.
The award is recognised by Ofsted and the Royal Society for having a positive impact on pupils’ performance, their engagement and enjoyment of the subject.
Head of Prep school science, Mr Bown, said: “We are incredibly proud to receive this award; it follows a rigorous process during which time we have been assessed in accordance with 13 criteria relating to leadership, teaching, learning and how science links into our whole school curriculum.
“Our pupils are full of enthusiasm for the subject, inspired by the many types of science they explore and the scientists they meet – which help promote an awareness of the different careers in science that await.”
PSQM national director, Jane Turner, added: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark is a significant achievement for a school.
“The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high.
“Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills.
“Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
Children at the prep school get the chance to explore science with a Science Week, Space Week and Science Fair.
Pupils are also treated to lectures from astrophysicists, geologists and sports scientists, including trips to IBM and the London Science Museum.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.