Bury St Edmunds school receives gold mark for science

Science students with Nadine Payne, All-Through Trust science co-ordinator
Science students with Nadine Payne, All-Through Trust science co-ordinator

A school in Bury St Edmunds has been recognised for its ‘outstanding’ science teaching.

County Upper School, part of the Bury All-Through Trust, was asked to pilot a new ‘secondary science mark’ before it was launched nationally.

Of the 13 schools chosen because of their reputation for science, only five were judged to have met the standard and County Upper was one of just two schools to receive a gold mark.

Headteacher Vicky Neale said: “I am delighted that our continued excellence in science has been recognised through this prestigious award.

“To be one of only two schools nationally, and the only one in the East, to receive it is a tremendous achievement and I congratulate our science teachers, technicians and students on reaching the outstanding standard this award represents.”

The secondary science mark has been introduced by the National STEM Learning Centre and is designed to ‘recognise and celebrate outstanding practice in secondary science departments across the UK’.