Cardinal Allen
Catholic High School


Design Mark

Cardinal Allen was awarded the Design Mark for good design practice from the Design Council and the Design and Technology Association. The Design Mark is a quality standards system that is awarded to primary and secondary schools that can demonstrate excellence in their teaching of design. The award was acheived due to the shared design ethos from the Headteacher, Business Manager and Design and Technology Department. The results are reflected in curriculum activies available to view on the school website and physically in the design of the school garden by the D&T Department.

International School Award

The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities. For outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum, Cardinal Allen has been awarded "Full International School Status" a prestigious accolade reserved for schools that fulfil very exacting criteria established by the British Council. Cardinal Allen has links with Birla High School in Kolkata, India and is engaged in a wider field of mutual support including looking at systems of assessment, curriculum content as well as the opportunity to share cultural experiences which widen horizons for teachers as well as pupils.

Geography Award

The annual Geography Award recognises the achievements of individuals, schools and publishers during the previous year. This year's GA Awards were presented at the GA Annual Conference in Derby on 4 April 2013.

Fair Achiever Award

The school has fully embedded the ethos of the Fairtrade organisation into the daily life of our school. We strive to raise awareness of Fairtrade in our local community.

Eco Schools

Cardinal Allen is proud to be a holder of the Eco Schools Green Flag award which demonstrates our commitment to envionrmental issues. Since 2014 we have held Eco-Schools Ambassador status.


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