Bay CE School receives leading science award


The Bay CE School Primary site is celebrating after being awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) award. The prestigious award is given to schools that demonstrate how effective science leadership is beginning to have an impact on science teaching and learning across the school.

The PSQM assessors were impressed with the science curriculum at The Bay and commented that the profile of science has clearly risen within the school over the last 12 months. Schools receive the PSQM through a year-long process of internal audit, followed by action and reflection. This is a nationally recognised award and a proud achievement for all at The Bay CE School.

The school was awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark in May, and now Jacqueline Stay, Science Lead at school has travelled to London to officially receive the award. She said: “The award application required a lot of hard work and so I was delighted to receive the news that The Bay had been awarded the PSQM. This was a team effort and is a fantastic achievement for the school.”

Duncan Mills, Executive Headteacher at The Bay CE School, said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark is a significant achievement for the school, children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom and developing positive attitudes towards science. Our Science Leader Jacqueline Stay deserves great credit for driving the development of scientific teaching and learning.”