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Awards and Partners

ISM GCSE 2017 Bronze BlackSponne has been awarded the ISM / ISM Trust’s Bronze Certificate. This means that more than 10% of the whole Yr 11 cohort achieved an A* to C in GCSE music. The students who do take music continue to achieve exceptionally higher than the national average with 100% achieving A* -C and of that 52% achieving A* or A grades in Music GCSE.

The certificate is awarded by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the ISM Trust (www.ismtrust.org).

The Incorporated Society of Musicians is the UK’s fastest growing professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. We were set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and to protect the interests of all musicians. Today we support nearly 8,000 members with unrivalled services and expert advice, from study up until retirement.

The ISM Trust, the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ (ISM) sister charity, was created in 2014 to advance education, the arts and to promote health.

The primary focus of the Trust is to deliver high quality professional development by leading practitioners from the ISM and also in partnership with other organisations.

The ISM Trust is dedicated to creating pioneering resources to support music and all those who work in the sector inducing music educators, performers, and composers and delivers its work through webinars, regional seminars, training events and advice packs.

Design Mark


The Design Mark was awarded in June 2015. The Design Mark is a quality standards framework developed jointly by the DfE, The Design Council and the Design & Technology Association. It is intended as an aspirational badge awarded to primary and secondary schools that demonstrate excellence in their teaching of design. The award will last for 3 years.

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Sponne School

Brackley Road
Towcester
Northamptonshire
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