Rewards at Central Academy

Our rewards system celebrates the achievements and successes of our students inside and outside the classroom.  Our students are presented with opportunities to be recognised and praised for their achievements, progress, behaviour and attendance, as well as their individual and team contributions to the Academy.

Our regular and fair rewards system not only celebrates our student’s successes but aims to inspire and motivate others to achieve their very best.

Weekly Rewards celebrated each Monday:

  • Principal’s student of the week
  • iChoose weekly winners
  • iChoose leader board (top 10 students)
  • House attendance weekly leader board
  • Weekly House Champions

Termly Rewards celebrated at the end of each term during a whole school assembly:

  • Perfect students (see below)
  • 100% attendance
  • Head of Year awards
  • Leadership awards
  • Best tutor group attendance
  • Best tutor group behaviour
  • House Champions
  • iChoose winners

Best in Everyone (BIE) Awards

Nominations from each subject, overall prize winners selected from each year group.  BIE Awards are celebrated during our Awards Evening where parents and student award winners attend.


Manchester United Whole School Attendance League

Each week students play a virtual fixture against another tutor group (Years 7-10), the tutor group with the highest attendance that week wins the fixture and gets three points in the league table.  The winning tutor group then receive a prize at the end of term (Christmas, Easter, Summer) these have included a rewards trip to Manchester United or an activity to take part in chosen by the winning tutor group. 

In addition, prize boxes are awarded to students for a range of different reasons, items in the prize box have included Manchester United football kit, boots, training kit and footballs.

12 days of Christmas

During December in the run up to our Christmas holidays linking to our iChoose reward system prizes were given for example, for being the top form in each year group, top iChoose winners in each year group, success in after school support sessions, top behaviour point scorers in school. 

The Perfect System

The Perfect System focuses on identifying students in the Academy that achieve absolute perfection each term; 100% attendance, no lates and perfect behaviour. There are six different certificates that students can earn throughout the year:

  • 1 term of perfection - Amethyst Certificate
  • 2 terms of perfection - Sapphire Certificate
  • 3 terms of perfection - Topaz Certificate
  • 4 terms of perfection - Emerald Certificate
  • 5 terms of perfection - Ruby Certificate
  • 6 terms of perfection - Diamond Certificate

Even if a student is not perfect in one term of the year, they can earn a perfect reward for showing perfection during any other term throughout the year.   We acknowledge and celebrate the success of our Perfect students during our end of term whole school rewards assemblies.


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