Blatchington Mill was first awarded the Sportsmark Logo in 2007.
Sportsmark rewards exceptional delivery of the National School Sports Strategy. It is awarded annually and the school has won it for the last 4 years.
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The Healthy Schools initiative helps children and young people gain the skills and knowledge to make informed health and life choices and to reach their full potential.
More than 97% of schools nationally are now involved in the programme and over 70% of schools have achieved National Healthy School Status. Our school was awarded Healthy School status in 2006. You can find out more about Healthy Schools online.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Blatchington Mill has achieved the Eco Schools Bronze award and are working towards the Silver award.
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The school was first designated an RM Centre of Excellence in 2000 for its innovative use of ICT. Blatchington Mill is now one of the leading schools in the UK for its use of technology, especially for BMS360, a secure SharePoint site serving student, staff and parents, which has been the subject of 2 Microsoft technical case studies in the USA.
In 2009 we became a Capita SIMS Partnership School in recognition of our advanced use of our MIS reporting systems.
More recently we have been made a mentor school in Microsoft's Innovative Schools Programme, and we are a lead school in Microsoft's new Innovative Expert Educator programme.
The British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, have this year invited us to become a partner school for their scholarship programme for Computer Science Teacher Training. We are also a lead school in their Network of Excellence initiative for Computing teaching, meeting their criteria for rigorous Computer Science teaching.
Blatch is one of several Bike-It schools in Brighton and Hove. The Bike-It programme encourages students and staff to cycle safely to school. It is part of an initiative by Sustrans to champion walking and cycling to school. More information is available from the Sustrans website.
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