Archive for October, 2017

St John Horton Derbyshire

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

We are very happy at The Aquinas Foundation to receive this special message from St John Horton in Derbyshire,

“Just a note to thank you so much for your very kind financial donation towards the set up costs of our 2017 fun run event.  As you know, this year’s event was held in memory of our colleague Mick Hackett and our participants raised funds for The Motor Neurone Disease Association.  The charity had supported Mick and his family during his illness.

 I’m very pleased to say that, with your help, we have managed to raise £1470.89 for the charity.  The funds will be used by the Nottingham branch of the MNDA.”

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Whitegate Primary School

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Whitegate 2017 bike winner

Whitegate Primary School receive a Bike from The Aquinas foundation every year to form a part of their attendance project…

(Picture of the Winner of a brand new mountain bike with Head teacher Lee Noble)

“The bike continues to be a really good incentive and forms part of our end of year rewards along with 100% trophies, cinema visit and trip to Drayton manor. Our end of year attendance was 95.6%.” Lee Noble Head- Teacher

We are going to continue to support Whitegate Primary school in any way we can to achieve their attendance target!

Sneinton C of E Primary

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


Sneinton C of E have increased their attendance score this year with the help of the Aquinas Foundation…

“It certainly helps to have Aquinas as a sponsor and partner in improving our attendance and incentives certainly do help if they are promoted over a period of time, children like to see what they may win.

Sneinton 2017 Bike winner

Our attendance has steadily increased over the past 2 years whilst working with Aquinas as you can see below:

Attendance over 2015 – 2016    96.6%

Attendance over 2016 – 2017    97.1%

 This is a significant increase and without doubt the use of incentives and rewards works towards that improvement.”

(Tom Buckmaster-Attendance Improvement Co-ordinator Transform Trust)

We will continue to work closely with Sneinton C of E to help raise their attendance and attainment this year.

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Arnbrook Primary

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation have been working closely with Arnbrook Primary school for a few years now and have seen a massive change in the school’s attendance. Attendance was one of their weaker areas and so we looked at different incentives and ideas that could help raise the attendance levels and these have worked tremendously!

Arnbrook 2017


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At Arnbrook we serve a local area of significant disadvantage; 45% of our pupils qualify for Free School Meals. Historically, Arnbrook has had issues with attendance and punctuality. Aquinas have provided our school with a whole host of prizes, free passes and gifts for the last two years as rewards for our children for excellent attendance. The response from our children for such prizes has been absolutely fantastic and many parents and carers comment on the quality of the attendance awards we present to the children. The impact of the donations from Aquinas have led to a sea-change in the attitude of the school community towards attendance; children want to be in school, every day, on time and parents and carers do all they can to ensure their children don’t miss a session! Attendance has improved across the school thanks to the incentives provided, leading to healthier, happier children with improved outcomes for all. A huge thank you from all at Arnbrook for your continued support!

Peter Fowlie
Headteacher – Arnbrook Primary School

“The biggest difference so far is during march madness we had attendance over 95% that might have been the first time in a few years!” Jill Millar (Attendance officer)

Keep up the good work Arnbrook!

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Rosslyn Park Primary

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

“Hi Rosie

We at Rosslyn Park would like to say a huge thank you the contributions you have made towards our attendance assemblies.

Year on year our attendance have increased and we feel that the lovely shiny bike, Jungletasic voucher and the awesome cinema trip has definitely been a motivator for them to come to school every day!

We are extremely grateful for the contribution Aquinas has provided us over the years and for Rosie coming to the school, seeing the children and taking time out to come to present the prizes during our  Attendance assemblies. Without your contribution we would not be able to present the children with an prizes an rewards that means so much to them.

A massive thank you and I look forward to meeting you in the next academic year!!

Kindest regards

Mandy”(Attendance officer)

The Picture above was taken at the Broadway Cinema where the class who received the best attendance went to watch Despicable Me 3 provided by The Aquinas Foundation

Jade Heath(Office Manager) presenting the winner of a brand new mountain bike provided by The Aquinas Foundation








The Children receiving their Jungle tastic vouchers provided by Aquinas.

Highbank Primary

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Highbank Primary school have been making good use of our free travel in association with Nottingham City Transport. The Aquinas Foundation have collaborated with the transport company to help local schools in Nottingham City Centre to be able to go on school trips in and around the city at no cost. It has proved to be a massive success!

Highbank Bus 2017

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These photos were taken on the way to a trip to the Albert Hall… Get in touch if you or your school would like to find out more about this incentive.

South Wilford Primary

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation have been working with South Wilford Primary School for a few years now and this year we sponsored their Football team and treated them to a new kit which we think looks fantastic!!

South Wilford football kit 2017

The whole team pictured above with their medals and trophies… well done boys!