Our Awards

School of Character


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Kings Langley Secondary School is the first School nationally to achieve the School of Character Kitemark Plus’ award twice. This award is in recognition of best practice in developing good character in young people. 

The award is not just the recognition of good practice, but also supports schools to develop desirable character qualities that contribute to individual as well as broader societal flourishing.  

Equalities Award 

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The Equalities Award provides support and guidance for schools to effectively promote equality, diversity and inclusion and allows schools to showcase their commitment to equality. The awards demonstrates how our school not only meets the important duties placed on us by the Equality Act 2010, but exhibits good practice throughout the school.

Platinum Artsmark

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Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. Our School has been awarded platinum status for building young people's confidence, character and resilience through creativity.

ESU Oracy Affiliate School

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Kings Langley School is one of the first schools in the country to be recognised as an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Oracy Affiliate School. The ‘ESU Oracy Affiliate School’ recognises that the schools concerned take oracy education seriously and is a recognition of the growing efforts both within the school’s extra-curricular Debating Society and in the wider school to promote oracy, thus enabling young people to thrive in life both at and beyond school.

Healthy Schools

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National Healthy School Status is achieved within a rigorous quality assurance framework. All schools achieving National Healthy School Status must have met national criteria using a whole school approach across the four core themes. All schools undergo a Quality Assurance process. 

Stonewall Champion

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The Stonewall School Champion is a programme that provides guidance on how to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying and celebrate difference.                 


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Kings Langley School has gained the Hertfordshire Anti-Bullying Accreditation. Schools that are keen to have policies and procedures in place to prevent and respond to bullying can work towards gaining an accreditation.

Duke of Edinburgh

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is a youth award programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956. Kings Langley School is an approved centre to run all levels of this award with usually over 50 students a year completing this award. 


Sport England Teacher Training Programme

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Kings Langley PE Department is the Dacorum Partnership lead school for the Sport England Teacher Training Programme, recognised members of the Youth Sports Trust, Association for Physical Education, School Games, Herts Sports Partnership, and Dacorum Sports Network.

Digital Inclusion Grant

Kings Langley School was one of five schools nationally to be awarded a grant from Kajeet Digital Inclusion. This grant was awarded to the school to help equip our students with free and reliable WiFi, enabling us to bridge the digital education divide.

King Langley Social Asset

Girls on Board

Girls on board is an award-winning approach to help girls between the ages of 7 and 18 navigate the often-troubled waters of friendship problems. It aims to help girls, their parents, and their teachers to understand the complexities and dynamics of girl friendships. The language, methods and ideas empower girls to solve their own friendship problems and recognises that they are usually the only ones who can. By empowering girls to find their own solutions, parents need worry less, schools can focus more on the curriculum and the girls learn more effectively – because they are happier.

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Equalities Award

The Equalities Award provides support and guidance for schools to effectively promote equality, diversity and inclusion and allows schools to showcase their commitment to equality.

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Sun Protection Accredited


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THE OUTDOOR KIDS SUN SAFETY CODE was devised by the Melanoma Fund. It is partnered with the Youth Sport Trust, Association for Physical Education (AfPE), Child Protection in Sport Unit (NSPCC) and UK Coaching and supported by over 100 National Governing Bodies of Sport and outdoor organisations.

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