In the past year Framlingham College has been nominated or received the following awards:
Top School in Suffolk and 15th in Country for DofE Awards
From 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 Framlingham College achieved an amazing 144 awards establishing it as the top School provider in the County by some margin. Nationally, Framlingham’s high success rate puts the school in the top 15 in the country – and in the top 5 on a per capita basis as most schools in the top 15 have twice, three and even four times the number of pupils.
Pupils in Year 9 and upwards are able to take part in DofE. Typically pupils work towards their Bronze Award in Years 9 and 10, the Silver Award in Year 11 and the Gold Award during the Sixth Form. Participants must select and complete objectives in the following areas: Volunteering, Physical Activity, Skill Activity, Expedition and Residential (Gold Award participants only).
Former Framlingham College Headmaster, Paul Taylor, said ‘The DofE programme is hugely valued here and indeed creates the framework for much of our extensive co-curricular programme. Much is spoken these days about the need for boys and girls to develop resilience and confidence, and the DofE programme has been doing that for years. We are very proud of the inclusive culture here that encourages pupils to engage with the scheme and stretch and challenge themselves in ways that help them develop those personal qualities that will serve them so well in adult life’.
Shortlisted: Independent School Parent of the Year Award for Sporting Achievement 2018/2019
We are delighted to be one of 5 schools shortlisted for this award. This acknowledges not only the success we’ve had in county, regional and national competitions over the last two years but also our philosophy of full participation throughout. Thanks to our brilliant sports coaches and our dedicated grounds staff. Results announced in the Autumn.
Highly Commended: The Green Award for Environmental Achievement – Independent Schools of the Year 2018
Framlingham College Prep School’s “Agents For Change” initiative has gained national recognition. FCPS was “highly commended” in The Green Award for Environmental Achievement in the Independent School Parent magazine’s Independent Schools of the Year 2018 Awards.
In a highly competitive “Environmental” category, Framlingham College Prep School stood out as a key player in the industry for its recycling initiative and Agents for Change student body.
Agents For Change was set up just over a year ago by three year 8 pupils at Framlingham College Prep School with the intention of implementing change in their own community and in the wider world. They quickly started to make an impression, writing letters to Sky TV about online gambling, to the Director General of the BBC about the gender pay gap, to Donald Trump’s school in America about the Paris Climate Agreement and to their local MP about recycling. The group next focussed their efforts closer to home by requesting a meeting with Framlingham College Operations Manager to discuss sustainability at both the Senior and the Prep Schools. As a direct result of their activism the school no longer uses any non-recyclable cups and cutlery with diners at both schools now using washable cups, metal cutlery, china mugs and glasses. Every pupil now carries a water bottle provided by the school and all staff have been issued with a reusable branded thermos cup. Blue recycling bins have been sited in every classroom in the school and larger recycling bins have been placed in the courtyards at both schools ensuring pupils can dispose of all the waste paper and cardboard they accumulate.
AFC featured on BBC Radio Suffolk and then on BBC’s local flagship news show, Look East.
Headmaster, Matthew King, said:
“We are delighted that our Agents For Change have been recognised in such a prestigious competition. In big and small ways these children set out to make a difference in their school, in their community and ultimately in the world. It is exciting that their hard work is creating ripples and I know the recognition will encourage them to set their sights even higher in the future.”