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Five Acres High School

Character Education Offer

Our Character Education Offer sits alongside our existing brilliant academic offer to ensure that students have access to a wide and balanced range of experiences throughout their time at school, giving them the opportunity to develop and embed our five core values of Ambition, Confidence, Creativity, Respect and Determination.

Students have opportunities to take part in a range of activities and experiences through their five years at Five Acres High School. For example enjoying residential trips and theatre visits, watching live sporting events, respecting the environment, or being members of the student council or student leadership team. We feel that having access to these life experiences is just as important as academic success.   

Each experience or activity will count towards being awarded a shield in one of our five core values  For example, to achieve BRONZE in ADVENTURE, students need to complete a residential school trip. To achieve GOLD, they need to have completed either their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, or the Ten Tors Challenge. 

Once a student has achieved GOLD in two categories, they are eligible for the relevant SHIELD. For each achievement students will be given a certificate in our awards ceremonies, and will have the opportunity to purchase the corresponding badge from reception, for £1.  They wear these on the lapels of their blazers.

For more details, you can see the booklet in full below.