International Schools Award


Royds Academy has been awarded The International School Award which rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school. The International School Award is available in 16 countries and is well-regarded by school inspection bodies and ministries of education globally. 

International Schools Award Website

Leading Parent Partnership Award 


Royds academy has been awarded the LPPA for its continued work in promoting parental engagement. Increasing parental participation in school life leads to improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance and behaviour. The framework encourages parents to be involved in their children's learning leading to improved outcomes in all aspects of school life.  

The LPPA framework is based on six strands:  

Transition: Support parents as their children transition through or between schools.  

Participation: Include all groups of parents in supporting their children's learning and developing their own learning.  

Communication: Take steps to ensure that the school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents.  

Guidance: Provide clear and accessible guidance to help parents support their children's learning and development.  

Induction: Provide clear guidance on the responsibilities of parents, school and pupils, and share this information with parents as a key part of the induction process.  

Home–school links: Produce parent-friendly policies to establish effective home–school links. 

Leading Parent Partnership Award Website

Quality in Careers Award 


Royds Academy has been awarded the Quality in Careers Award. The national Standard requires secondary schools and colleges to demonstrate that their careers programme: 

  • ...has strong leadership from the Head Teacher/Principal, the senior leadership team and the governing body 
  • ...has effective training for staff involved in planning and delivering the careers programme 
  • ...includes all pupils and students 

The school or college must have an effective programme of careers education, enterprise and employability including work-related learning opportunities for students.

 Quality in Careers Award Website