QMC Hospital School Fayre

October 25th, 2016

The Aquinas Foundation were asked to donate a gift for the Queens Medical Centre Hospital School Fayre. “The Children’s Hospital School educates children and young people across 13 wards at the Queens Medical Centre Nottingham as well as the Wolfson Centre at the City Hospital. The School is part of the hospital and home education learning centre which provides first class education across the city of Nottingham for students with medical needs”.

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Ben Clarke (Aquinas Education), Eleanor Tweedie (Head Teacher), Rosie McLaughlin (Aquinas Foundation)

We took a family hamper along and it was raffled off as a prize! the day was a huge success and was broadcast on the local news.

It is for such a great cause and a lovely day was had by all!

Edale Rise Primary Announce Winner of Attendance Project

October 25th, 2016

The Aquinas Foundation have been working closely with Edale Rise Primary school on their attendance drive and have provided the school with some fantastic incentives for the children. All of the children who managed to gain 100% attendance had the chance to win something from an array of prizes.

We went along to the awards assembly to watch the pupils collect their certificates and prizes. It was a positive and fun way for the children to understand the importance of coming to school every day. They all got to see their peers stand up and receive a prize and this was something I feel will have a knock on affect for the children in the terms to come.

edale rise 2016 winner(Winners of bikes provided by Aquinas)

We will continue to work with Edale Rise and we are constantly looking for new and interesting ways for the children to be inspired to come to school every day!

for more information on how we could help your school please contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Arnbrook Primary increase attendance with the help of the Aquinas Foundation

October 18th, 2016

arnbrook awards 2016 3The Aquinas Foundation paid an important visit to Arnbrook Primary school to present the winners of the attendance awards with their prizes donated by Aquinas.

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We were there to watch the children sing their inspirational assembly song that they all sing together at their awards assemblies. The awards were then given out for the most improved and 100% attenders. The children received Certificates and vouchers and then the main prize which was a brand new mountain bike was awarded.

The children were very enthusiastic and looking forward to having the chance to win a bike next term.

School wins Crazy Golf Trip for attendance initiative.

October 18th, 2016

Aquinas provided Rosslyn Park Primary with class tickets to the Lost City Crazy Golf experience in the centre of Nottingham. we work very closely with Rosslyn primary and we do anything we can to help them achieve the best results possible for their school.

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The school asked if we could fun a trip to the Lost City Crazy Golf and of course we were happy to help! we have supported the school through their toughest times of being on the brink of special measures and now the school are successfully achieving targets set and have since won the Lord Mayors attendance award for being in the top 3 attended schools.

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The children who achieved 100% attendance had the chance to visit the Lost City Golf and Aquinas were there to witness the fun!

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Jungle Tastic trip for Rosslyn Park Primary

October 18th, 2016

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The Aquinas Foundation organised a fun trip out for the students of Rosslyn Park Primary School as part of an attendance incentive to encourage the pupils to attend school every day and on time. It was a huge success and the classes with the highest attendance scores won a chance to enjoy a morning out of class. Aquinas along with the Nottingham City Transport organised the busses too and from Jungle Tastic. It was an all expenses paid trip out for the school.

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These trips have been very successful in helping the school to achieve great attendance levels and we will continue to think of new innovative ways to support the school in order to maintain these levels and strive for an even bigger attendance increase.

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If you or your school would like help with something similar to this then do not hesitate to contact us for any more information at rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Glenbrook Primary school

September 6th, 2016

The Aquinas Foundation joined forces with Glenbrook Primary school to help with their attendance project. We went in to their attendance assembly at the beginning of term to tell the children how we were going to help them and to get them excited about the possibilities of what they could win.

We took in a brand new kindle fire tablet and a family ticket to the Lost City Crazy Golf in the Corner house. We also told the children that there would be another secret prize for pupils with most improved attendance.

The pupils were all very enthusiastic about the chance to win a prize and they all understood that they had an equal chance at winning as long as they made sure to come to school every day!

we returned in the last week of term to award the winners with the fantastic prizes. We provided the school with 10 Victoria Centre vouchers for the 10 children with most improved attendance over the school term.

Glenbrook Kindle winner 2016

We are looking forward to seeing the attendance results to find out how much our incentives helped with the increase in attendance!

Whitegate Primary School Summer Fayre

September 6th, 2016

The Aquinas Foundation took a visit to Whitegate Primary school to make a special delivery for their school summer fayre. We donated a big family hamper with gifts, food and beverages for the whole family. We also provided a signed football shirt for the school raffle.

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We always like to support Whitegate with their fund raising events and their internal projects within the school. We will continue to offer our support this year and look forward to seeing more happy faces at the next event.

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Whitemoor Academy

September 6th, 2016

The Aquinas Foundation have donated 8 signed footballs for the school to use as prizes at the school’s end of year sports awards.

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Pete Bevington (Teacher- Whitemoor Academy)

The School PE department asked us if we could have the footballs signed by Jermaine Jenas(Aquinas Education). The Footballs were delivered to the school before the summer holidays. so we hope the winners enjoyed a summer full of football!

Mckeever Cup 2016

September 6th, 2016

The Aquinas Foundation are the proud sponsors of the Mckeever Cup which is held at The Trinity Catholic School Nottingham every year. The School invites other schools in the area to take part in a 5 a side football tournament. Jermaine Jenas along with some of the Aquinas Team attend the event to award the winning teams!

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Mckeever cup 2016 awards

The press and local news were there to interview Jermaine and some of the children. It was a great event and the players thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We look forward to next years cup and I’m sure we will see more of these talented players moving on to bigger and better teams in the future!

Clifton Awards 2016

September 6th, 2016

The Shining Brightly Awards – the first annual awards ceremony recognising exceptional achievement in the Clifton Area: Sponsored by the Trent Academies Group and The Aquinas Foundation

The Aquinas Foundation spent weeks organising this fantastic event which was to celebrate the excellence shown from pupils in schools in Clifton.

Each head teacher had to fill out a nomination form providing us with names and reasons for nominations of students who excel in Academic work, Performing Arts and Sport.


These were the guidelines the Head teachers had to follow;

Academic Award: This award will be given to the student who stands out as being academically gifted. Someone who endeavours to work hard and achieve targets set.

Performance Award: This award will go to someone who has excelled in drama, dancing or music either in school or at a club or event away from school. Excellence can be shown through enthusiasm as well as or instead of special talent.

Sporting Award: This award will go to the student who has excelled in any sport, either in school, at a club or event away from school. Excellence can be shown through enthusiasm as well as natural ability.


The schools who chose to be involved were;

Blessed Robert Catholic Primary School

Dovecote Primary school

Farnborough Academy

Glapton Primary School

Milford Primary School

Whitegate Primary School

The Primary Schools had to nominate a boy and girl for each catagory from years 5 and 6 and Farnborough Academy nominated pupils from years 7 and 8.


Each child nominated received a medal engraved with The Clifton Awards 2016 and a certificate stating which category they were nominated for and their name.

A winner was then announced, the overall winner received a medal, certificate, engraved trophy and a £20 voucher all provided by The Aquinas Foundation.

The Aquinas Foundation organised for Lilian Greenwood Local MP to be a guest speaker at the event along with Partner of Aquinas Education Jermaine Jenas.


Both Jermaine and Lilian gave enthusiastic and inspiring speeches to the large audience made up of Pupils, teachers, parents and governors. Jermaine talked about his time growing up in Clifton, he talked about the importance of a good education and how anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Lilian spoke about how refreshing it was to see such excellence being celebrated in the Clifton area. She thanked the parents for doing a great job with their children and left us all feeling inspired.

The evening was a great success and the children were very excited to receive their awards from Jermaine and Lilian and this is something that we are hoping to do as an annual event due to its huge success! Well done to all of the winners and nominees.