Green Flag Award

Bovingdon Primary have achieved an Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction. Achieving our accreditation demonstrates that we have gone above and beyond to improve our local community and protect our planet. If everyone shared the same passion, determination, and dedication we’re sure the climate crisis would soon be a thing of the past.

You will see our Green Flag flying high in the school entrance.

Visit our Eco-Council page for full details.


Modeshift Stars 2023 – Bronze Award

We are delighted to have been awarded the Bronze accreditation which means we have completed a Pupil & Staff Survey, and delivered 10 Sustainable Travel Initiatives, 5 Supporting Initiatives and 2 Consultation Initiatives. We hope to build on our success and reach a Gold accreditation in the future. 

Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and well-being of children and young people. Every school in England (outside of London) can participate in Modeshift STARS for free. On completion of an application for Modeshift STARS, schools will automatically have a brand new national standard School Travel Plan.

Thank you to everyone involved in helping us to achieve this success. 

Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Awards have been awarded to 270 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 2000 schools across the UK have achieved the award.

The Primary School Quality Mark scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award 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 science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

Ofsted Outstanding Provider – 2007/2008

What are outstanding providers?

Since 1993/94, HMCI’s Annual Report has identified schools that, in the inspection year, received an outstanding inspection report and where the pupils were achieving very well.

Excerpt from our Ofsted Report April 2008

Bovingdon Primary is an outstanding school that thoroughly deserves its good reputation locally. It is exceptionally well led and managed and so it provides an excellent quality of education and care for its pupils. As a result of this, pupils make outstanding progress from their starting points to reach exceptionally high standards in reading, speaking and listening and information and communication technology (ICT). Pupils of all abilities make similar progress because the school challenges and extends the most able and provides high quality support for those who occasionally find learning difficult. Parents are delighted with what the school provides. One comment reflected well the views of many. ‘The staff work really hard to ensure that lessons are enjoyable. The school is professionally run but still provides a caring environment in which the children flourish’.

View our Ofsted Data Dashboard.