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#WriteaSmile shortlisted for the Tim Brighouse Community Engagement Initiative 2024!

We are so proud to announce that Crompton House CofE School has been shortlisted in the category of The Tim Brighouse Community Engagement Initiative of the Year 2024 for our #WriteaSmile Postcard initiative (more details here) The initiative is to write messages of kindness and positivity to others with the hope of bringing a smile to both the writer and the recipient. Postcards may include encouraging words, favourite memories, inspirational quotes or simply a funny joke, combining both literacy skills with looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The initiative derived with an idea from a student in year 10 Kaya Read and has since developed into a wider project with CHS students sharing thousands of postcards within the Oldham community including the North Care Charity, local residential homes, schools’, and the church community.

The best schools and teachers across the country have been shortlisted in this year’s Tes Schools Awards. The Tes Schools Awards, which have been dubbed the ‘Oscars of education’, is a prestigious awards programme which celebrates the best of education across the UK. The Tes Schools Awards recognises the very best teachers and schools from UK state and independent schools, across early years settings, primary and secondary. Winners will be announced on the 21st June at a gala awards night in London.

You can read more about the nominations via the local press release links below.

Oldham News | Main News | Crompton House school shortlisted for 2024 Tes Awards – Oldham Chronicle (

‘Immensely proud’ Crompton House shortlisted for prestigious Tes Schools Awards – Saddleworth Independent (

Tes Schools Awards | Tes

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