Science Success!

16th September 2016

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School Weymouth Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark


St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School has been awarded the Silver Award for the Primary School Quality Mark, led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.  This prestigious national award is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.


Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills.”


The School is very proud of all the staff involved in achieving the award, in particular Jane Gardiner the Science subject lead, who commented: “We have all worked extremely hard this year to raise standards in Science learning across the school, with fantastic results.  Our children have unending curiosity and a passion for science which we are sure will continue into their secondary education and beyond.”

Notes to Editor

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is the only national award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. Schools achieve a PSQM award through a year-long process of initial audit, followed by action and reflection. For more information please visit:

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK's leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. For more information please visit:

The Primary Science Teaching Trust (formerly the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust) was created by Trust Deed in April 1997, to provide financial assistance to help improve the learning and teaching of science in the UK. Our objective is to help improve the education of children and young people in science. For more information, please visit: