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Achievement for All (AfA)

The Achievement for All programme delivers a whole-school improvement framework that raises the aspirations, access and achievement of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, EAL, looked-after children and children on free school meals.

The framework is tailored to meet the needs of each individual school, their context and the pupils they wish to support.  Achievement for All works with primary, secondary and special schools and pupil referral units.

The programme:

  • delivers significant improvements in progress and attainment in reading, writing and maths

  • successfully closes the gap – many pupils with SEND working with Achievement for All progress faster in English and mathematics than the national average for all pupils

  • improves wider outcomes such as behaviour and attendance, reducing persistent absenteeism by 10%

  • leads to a whole-school impact with improved outcomes across the school

  • helps to significantly improve school relationships with parents.


St Mary's participated in the Achievement for All programme between 2013-2016.

The school met the criteria for 'Quality Standard', 'Quality Mark' status and, in June 2016, following a rigorous assessment process, the school achieved 'Quality Lead' status.

Although we have now completed the accreditation elements of the programme we continue to use the strategies and practices of Achievement for All to ensure the best possible outcomes for our vulnerable pupils.


To find-out more about Achievement for All visit:

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Churchdown is registered in England and Wales under company number 7696498

St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Cheltenham Road East
Gloucester, GL3 1HU

01452 714053