Canning Town school gets Gold Club status in Mayor’s scheme

The school believes its ‘outside the box’ experiences have made a difference to its overall standar

The school believes its outside the box experiences have made a difference to its overall standards and pupil progress, and to being awarded the Gold Club status. - Credit: Archant

St. Luke’s primary school has been awarded Gold Club status in a scheme designed to recognise exceptional educational achievements.

The scheme was set up by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to recognise exceptional schools in the capital. It is part of his drive to help drive up standards and raise attainment for all schoolchildren wherever they live in the capital, regardless of background.

Theresa Aanonson, head teacher at the Canning Town school, said: “We are all very pleased to receive this recognition. It is always encouraging when the work and creativity of professionals is highlighted by colleagues. Teaching can be very challenging and this award helps us to celebrate our exceptional teaching, creative professionals and all the really good things that are happening in our school.”

She said the school was awarded Gold Club status, because its creative curriculum offers pupils so many memorable experiences which inspire a love for learning and has been instrumental in improving standards of attainment that are above both local and national levels.

The Gold Club celebrates schools that are achieving academic success with all their pupils, in particular those where they may be disadvantaged or be affected by circumstances that could have an impact on their learning.