The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits

Awards & Achievements

As a school, we are very proud of the awards and achievements we have gained in recognition of our commitment to our students and our communities...



We are incredibly proud to be the only Arts Mark Gold achieving secondary school in the region. We achieved this award because of our strong creative values which are threaded throughout the entire school and its curriculum.



Thanks to our work on the Gatsby Benchmarks and careers strategy, we are the only Secondary School in the locality to have achieved the 'Quality in Careers Standard'. This signifies that we have a formidable ability to develop young people into confident, successful and very employable members of our community.



We have a reputation for our commitment to the arts. We are an Arts Award Supporter, with every student who comes to our school having the opportunity to achieve at least an Arts Award Bronze.



We are a valued member of the Career Development Institute which is the UK-wide professional body for the career development sector. Our membership recognises us as an institution who go the extra mile for education and experience in careers and employability.


A member of staff at our school is the only national Education Ambassador for Into Film in South Derbyshire. This is because of our strong commitment to providing educational opportunities to explore watching film, film making, and careers in film. Many schools in the country have taken inspiration from how we approach embedding film into the curriculum in interesting and innovative ways.



We are thrilled to achieve the prestigious Eco Schools Green Flag. This is the highest level of Eco Schools success and is the result of our hard working and ecologically conscious staff and students as we completed all seven steps of the programme!

We are delighted to have been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools ‘School Mental Health Award’ - Silver Status. The award demonstrates that the school is excelling in all eight competencies as in effective in providing and further supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff, students and parents/carers.


We are very proud to have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark’s Inclusive School Award following a two-day external assessment visit to the school. The assessor spoke with numerous staff, students, parents/carers and Governors to make their evaluation and was very complimentary of the school stating that “inclusion is at the heart of everything it does” and recommended that the school applies for Centre of Excellence status, which is exactly what we have done and are now working towards!