Clevedon primary school wins Achievement For All award

Yeo Moor Primary School students and staff with their certificate.

Yeo Moor Primary School students and staff with their certificate. - Credit: Supplied

A Clevedon primary school has been given a prestigious award in recognition of the support it gives its pupils.

Yeo Moor Primary School, in Kennaway Road, has received the Wider Outcomes Award at Achievement For All’s Celebrating Every Child Awards, which recognise the achievements of children, young people and teachers.

The school was championed for its work to ensure every child is included regardless of background, challenge or need.

Tor Zakaria, assistant headteacher, said: “We were extremely proud to win the Wider Outcomes Award at the Celebrating Every Child Awards.

“It is great the children, families and staff have received recognition for going that extra mile for the young people at Yeo Moor Primary School.

“We continue to provide support and opportunities for all the children at Yeo Moor to excel and achieve their potential.”

Professor Sonia Blandford, chief executive of Achievement For All, added: “Congratulations to Yeo Moor Primary School for being awarded the Wider Outcomes award. It has shown dedication and commitment to improving outcomes for all pupils.

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“Its work has enabled vulnerable youngsters to be engaged in an extensive range of activities to improve their progress and confidence.”

“We received a staggering amount of award applications, each and every one showcasing the unsung work that is taking place across England and Wales to improve the life chances of children and young people.

“Yeo Moor Primary School should be very proud of its achievement.”

The ceremony was hosted at Newbury Racecourse by model and Achievement For All ambassador David Gandy, who praised the ‘vital’ work schools are doing to tackle ‘life-limiting barriers’.

He said: “Children and young people in the UK face specific societal and contextual barriers that limit their life chances – no matter what area or what background.

“As many as one in five children and young people do not achieve expected outcomes, which can have life-long impacts on job prospects, health, wellbeing and their overall contribution to society.

“These awards recognise the vital work that children, individuals, schools, colleges and settings across the country are doing to challenge this issue.”