Penbridge Infant School, part of our Portsmouth Hub, has been awarded Thinking Schools accreditation by the University of Exeter, joining other schools across the Thinking Schools Academy Trust to gain Thinking School status.
Penbridge Infant School, which is paired with Penbridge Junior School on a separate site, is part of the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which leads 18 successful primary and secondary schools in Medway, Kent, Portsmouth and the South West.
As part of the Trust, Penbridge Infant School has a unique and effective approach to learning and education. The Academy provides students with the skillset and tools needed to think in a variety of ways and become lifelong learners. These transferrable ‘Thinking Tools’ prepare children for a range of situations that they may face as part of modern society.
Thinking Schools at the University of Exeter leads the way in research in metacognition, thinking skills, creativity and dialogue in education, providing a structure for schools to become recognised Thinking Schools. Penbridge Infant has worked hard to weave this framework into everyday life, and this was recognised throughout the school’s assessment and subsequent accreditation.