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Barrow CEVC Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds, celebrates achieving NCCE Computing Quality Mark

By: Mariam Ghaemi

Published: 13:12, 05 March 2024

A school is the first in the county to receive a national award recognising an excellent computing curriculum.

Barrow Church of England Voluntary Controlled (CEVC) Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Quality Mark.

The school received the award for ‘excellence in computing curriculum delivery’.

Barrow CEVC Primary School has achieved a benchmark award for computing. Pictured are pupils Harry Sander, Millie Bowe, Willow Chapman-Button and Aiden Brown. Picture: Supplied by Barrow CEVC Primary School

Headteacher Helen Ashe said: “Schools that are able to show good practice in their computing curriculum and procedures can apply for the Computing Quality Mark, which is awarded by STEM Learning on behalf of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).

“The evidence we submitted was verified by an independent assessor, who confirmed that we demonstrated the required level of attainment.


“We were therefore awarded the NCCE Computing Quality Mark for excellence in computing curriculum delivery having reached the required standard across all the dimensions of the Computing Quality Framework.

“We are delighted that Barrow is the first school in Suffolk to receive this award.”

To achieve this award, the school has worked closely with the Suffolk & Colchester Computing Hub, which has supported it with its curriculum development and the Quality Mark application process.


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