Girls’ school gets award for community spirit

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STUDENTS at The City of Portsmouth Girls’ School are celebrating after receiving an award that recognises high- quality work in engaging with their local community.

The school in Fratton is now the proud recipient of the Specialist School and Academies Trust’s Investing in Community Engagement (ICE) quality mark.

The prestigious accreditation was given to the school because of its collaborative partnerships with the community through parents, schools, further and higher educational establishments, businesses or local organisations.

Sharon Watt, headteacher, said: ‘We have always recognised that learning takes place in many situations, and learning to be a valuable part of the community is a very important aspect of our work.

‘Ofsted has graded our positive contribution to the community as outstanding, and the Investing in Community Engagement Award further validates the importance we place on our wider community.’