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This page displays some of the many awards, certificates and tributes our school received from 2001 to 2014.

Brighton & Hove City in Bloom
October 2013. We have been awarded a 'HIghly Commended' certificate in the best school garden section of the Brighton & Hove City in Bloom competition.
See photos of the Gardening Club in action here



Artsmark Gold Again!

June 2012. We have been awarded (for the third time) the Arts Councilís highest level of Artsmark Award - the Artsmark Gold - for our outstanding work in the creative arts.

Further detail on Artsmark here

South & South East in Bloom
September 2011. The Middle Street Gardening Club have been awarded a certificate of excellence in the South & South East in Bloom competition.


Ofsted report - October 2009
"Middle Street is a good school. It has a number of considerable strengths. The pastoral support, guidance and care provided for every child is outstanding, and as a result by the time pupils leave the school, they are mature and very thoughtful young adults, who make an excellent contribution to the school and the local community." Full report here


Activemark 2008

Awarded for exceptional delivery within the 'PE and Sport' Strategy  in 2008. The Activemark is awarded to schools where at least 90% of pupils across the school are involved in at least 2 hours of high quality PE and school sport a week


Artsmark Gold

June 2008. We have been re-awarded the Arts Councilís highest level of Artsmark Award - the Artsmark Gold - for our outstanding work in the creative arts.
The Artsmark award recognises schools that have made a strong commitment to the arts and that have developed a nationally recognised range of arts provision for their pupils. The aim of Artsmark is to encourage schools to increase arts provision to pupils and to raise the profile of arts education across the country.
Further detail on Artsmark here


Basic Skills Quality Mark

February 2008. We have achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark for the third time running.
Primary schools are awarded the Quality Mark for:
       -meeting the criteria for all 10 elements of the Primary Quality Mark  
       -having a whole school commitment to improving basic skills
       -improvement in the performance of learners in basic skills


FA -Charter Standard School -County Winner 2007

Miss Busby and Mr Collins receiving the Sussex County award for FA Charter Standard Primary School-for development of soccer within a school. 


2007 Teaching Awards

Mr Collins receiving a 'distinction' in the South East region 'BT Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School' competition. To add a hat to Mr Collins click here

'We love Middle Street Nursery'

A song composed by an appreciative parent as a tribute to our Nursery.
Click the play button to listen.

Ofsted inspection - September 2006
We have recently been inspected by OFSTED and our new report is now available here
The report highlights, among other very positive judgements, our excellent ICT and sporting provision, how well children do overall in English, Maths and ICT and that the children are happy and well cared for by the school. The areas we are working on to improve include the development of writing skills in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage.

"The school meets the needs of its diverse community well and parents think highly of it. Comments such as, 'All children are valued and given support, and as a result they leave Middle Street as confident young people with a maturity beyond their years', indicate the impact of the outstanding way in which the school promotes all pupils' well-being, regardless of their starting points. Pupils are well cared for and kept very safe. They really enjoy school and learning. Their behaviour and attitudes are all good. The good curriculum is enlivened through outside visits and activities provided outside normal school hours. Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to keep fit and healthy."

WellChild Children's Health Awards 2006

Mrs Dyer has been highly commended in the category 'Best school professional'  in the Wellchild Children's Health Awards for 2006.
WellChild is a charity dedicated to supporting sick children, whatever their illness - finding  ways to prevent and cure childhood disease and illness and to improve the treatment and care of sick children.



We have been given this award (September 2006) in recognition of achieving the FA Charter Standard for schools.

eco-schools logo

In February 2006 we were awarded the Eco School Bronze award for all our hard work in ensuring a sustainable lifestyle. Ms Perry has worked with our Eco Warriors to promote the importance of recycling and saving energy. Well done to Oscar, Stanley, Aaron, Adhum, Josephine, Daisy and Katie from Year 6, last years Eco Warriors and to our current Eco Warriors in Year 5: Summer, Jack, Wolfie, Tanisha, Leah and Dion. Thank you, for helping us gain our Bronze Award.


We have been presented with a 'Silver Award' in the East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Healthy School Scheme.



The Artsmark is awarded to schools by the Arts Council of England to recognise outstanding commitment to the arts. It is a benchmark of excellence for arts education provision.

Artsmark is awarded at three levels: Artsmark, Artsmark Silver and Artsmark Gold.

We were awarded the Artsmark Gold award for 2003-2005.



In October 2002 we received Sport England's Sportsmark Gold award - one of only 44 awarded to primary schools nationally. Albion hotshot Bobby Zamora and Brighton Bears basketball coach Nick Nurse visited the school to hand over the award.


BEACON STATUS We have been given 'Beacon' status by the government - and will receive extra funding over the next 3 years (2002-5) to share our expertise on working with pupils with special needs and community involvement with other local schools.


The complete report on our OFSTED inspection (Nov 2001) is online
The report described the school as an " excellent school providing a good education for its pupils", and singled out for praise:
                          *the management of the school
                          *the very good quality of teaching overall
                          *the emphasis on inclusion and equality of opportunity
                          *the good range of extra-curricular activities
                          *the ethos throughout the school
                          *the rich and interesting curriculum


Investors in People - a national quality standard which recognises the school's  good practice in improving  performance through investing in the people who work here.



The Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes worked together on this project to improve current and long-term practice in the Early Years. 

Education Extra Distinction Award for Out of School Hours Learning.
We also received £500 and software for a project which will lend out palm computers and digital cameras to children so that they can record events/stories over week-ends and holidays.  


Miss Busby has recently qualified for an ASA Certificate for the Teaching of Swimming