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Aquinas Against Bullying

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


Aquinas Foundation are launching a new anti bullying campaign after the half term. We are looking to create a new mascot but to accomplish this we are asking for schools help! We have created a drawing competition for all pupils to design what they would like the mascot to look like and also a chance to name the mascot.
The winner would not only have their design made into a 3d mascot but also receive a small teddy replica of their design! The runners up will receive Aquinas Foundation goodie bags and all who participate will receive a sticker!

If your school would like to take part in the competition please contact

Berridge Christmas Fair

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Aquinas Foundation would like to congratulate the Berridge Primary and Nursery for raising an amazing amount from their annual Christmas fair! Aquinas foundation strives to support all our schools in anyway, whether it be incentives or in this case a donation and this is the letter we received from the Berridge’s Head teacher to thank us for that support.


“I write on behalf of the pupils, parents and staff at Berridge Primary School to express my sincere appreciation for your generous donation towards our annual Christmas Fair. Your contribution helped to make this year’s Fair such a resounding success, where we raised the magnificent total of £1,929.87.


This money will be most welcome as it will be used to support the local community in continuing to improve the quality of education and offer a range of experiences for all the pupils attending the school.


So, once again thank you for your generous donation.


Yours faithfully


Mr J Tee


if you would like support or donations for your school please do not hesitate to contact Nicola on 0115 9244788 or




Dunkirk Primary Attendance Prize

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The Aquinas Foundation had been working closely with Dunkirk Primary school in the Winter term on their attendance project. 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!

At the end of term assembly the winner of the attendance prize was presented with a brand new bike donated by The Aquinas Foundation.

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Well Done!!

For all the other pupils who achieved full or improved attendance in the term may have missed out on the bike but not to worry, Aquinas Foundation will be providing doughnuts for them to have a party. A bike and doughnuts will be provided each term to support Dunkirk with their attendance project and to keep up the fantastic results!

if you would like help with a project in your school for any problem areas please do not hesitate to contact Nicola on 0115 9244788 or

Southwark Attendance Drive

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

On the 8th September Aquinas and Turbo from Astroworld visited Southwark Primary to help with their attendance drive for the last two weeks of term.

We would just like to say well done to all the children who improved on their attendance and lateness for those two weeks!!


“Thanks for today hun, the children really liked Turbo and it was nice for the parents to see him as well.”

Katherine Wattam


A big thank you to Astroworld who kingly donated passes to their soft play for all the children who improved their attendance.

If your school would like help with attendance or any other problem areas please do not hesitate to contact or call 0115 9244788.


Aquinas London Football Tournament

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


aquinas10Aquinas Foundation held our first ever football tournament sponsored by Tottenham Hotspurs FC in Haringey, North London on the 7th December 2017. Ten Schools participated including, Our Lady of Muswell,  St John Vianney and Earlham Primary.




Some schools performed in their Aquinas Foundation football kits but all schools looked and acting extremely professional with two groups of five teams competing for a position in the finals.

Well done to the final teams Our Lady of Muswell and St John Vianney, with St John Vianney triumphing in the final round to go on to be the first school to receive the first Aquinas Trophy.

St John Vianney Head:


‘It was a pleasure competing in the Aquinas Trophy and to win it was even better. Especially playing my wifes school in the final!! It made the win that little bit sweeter! Fantastic event and can’t wait to make it a bigger event!’

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Aquinas Foundation will be holding more tournaments every other term with more schools involved.

“I wanted to say – thank you

Our children loved the tournament and it was very well organised!

Much appreciated”


Daniel Kerbel


Earlham Primary Wood Green



St John Houghton Academy Derbyshire

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Jack Cole from Aquinas Education made an important visit to St John Houghton Academy to support the school on their charity event… together with our donation they managed to raise a fantastic amount to go towards such a great cause. Well done to everyone involved.

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“Hi Jack,

 Thank you so much for taking time out from your day to support the presentation this morning.

 Many thanks for your kindness and generosity in our charity fundraising.  It’s been great working with you.

 Best regards

(Karen Morley- Finance Assistant)


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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.”

 Please follow the JustGiving link to see more information:

keep visiting our blog/twitter/facebook page for more information on what we do to help the schools we work with.

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!

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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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