Praise & Rewards

We are very proud of our students and want to ensure they are recognised for their hard work. We believe that by celebrating and rewarding the efforts and achievements of our students we cultivate their self-belief, foster self-esteem and drive their ambition to be positive role models. Our aim is to ensure students understand the intrinsic benefits of being a positive role model and therefore being work ready and life ready.

We have a large number of praise and reward initiatives at Horizon CC to ensure students have every opportunity to be celebrated for their success. These include achievement points, Principal Award, Proud Thursday, Gold Pin Badges, Achievement Assembly, Star Student Breakfast, CLT Star Cards, attendance praise and praise postcards.

100 Net Points

Bronze Awards

When students receive 100 net points they are awarded their Bronze Award. They are presented with their Bronze certificate in form period and a text message is sent home. 

200 Net Points

Silver Awards

When students receive 200 net points they are awarded their Silver Award. The Silver Award certificate is presented in assembly and a postcard is sent home.

300 Net Points

Gold Awards

When students receive 300 net points they are awarded their Gold Award. The Gold Award certificate is presented in in the Principal’s office and a congratulations letter is sent home. Once students receive their Gold Award they are also invited on the whole school rewards trip at the end of the academic year.

450 Net Points

Platinum Awards

When students receive 450 net points they are awarded their Platinum Award. The Platinum Award certificate is presented in the Principal’s office and a congratulations letter is sent home. Students and parents are invited to Celebration Evening in July where the certificate is again presented and achievement celebrated.

Principal Award

April 2023 - Principal Award Winners

DECEMBER 2022 - Principal Award Winners



Annie C 

The Principal’s Award for Y7 has been awarded to a student who embodies all of our core values at Horizon CC. She is industrious in her approach to work in the classroom and towards her home learning and does extremely well in everything she turns her hand to.  This young lady is involved with a huge number of extra-curricular activities, including the football team, netball club and fusion dance group, as well as performing in the school show. This student is passionate about school life and sport in particular. This student has excellent attendance.  She has amassed 291 achievement and 0 behaviour points so far this year, and we have no doubt she will reach her Platinum Award by the end of Year 7.


Annie P 

The Principal’s award for Y8 goes to a student who has an outstanding attitude towards learning. They have achieved an impressive 142 achievement points this academic year and have an infectious personality that shines through each and every day. This student is a pleasure to have within the college and is a positive role model to all students. They have 100% attendance, participate in a range of enrichment activities and always have a smile on their face.


 Malaika C 

The principal’s award for year 9 goes to a student who is fully committed to everything that they do. She is the highest achievement point earner in the form, and indeed, year group. Her teachers speak of her as hard working, they all comment on how amazing she is we have no doubt that they will continue to demonstrate outstanding effort throughout this academic year. Her extra-curricular commitment included the violin and she attends netball club.  She is conscientious and meticulous in everything she does, always honest, polite and considerate. 


Elliot C 

The Principal’s award for Year 10 goes to a student who is undoubtedly a positive role model. Someone with 100% attendance and no behaviour points. Someone who quietly and conscientiously gives their all to their learning every single day. Someone who is an active and passionate member of the student council and is the representative for his form. Someone who is a member of StreetKingz, STEM Club, Jam session & Explorers club as well as being an Anne Frank Ambassador. And if all this wasn’t enough this person is also a keen drummer! The Year 10 Principal’s Award goes to someone who wears the Horizon Badge with pride and makes the Year 10 team proud to have him in their year group.  


Charlotte C 

The Principal’s Award for Y11 has been awarded to a student who continues to demonstrate an outstanding attitude to both learning in the classroom and home learning. Her teachers speak passionately about her work rate and efforts within their subjects, often going above normal expectation and working beyond her target grade. This student embraces school life and excels in Performing Arts in particular, where her passion for dance has seen her be heavily involved in after school dance clubs and shows. This student has excellent attendance, achieving 100%, amassing over 800 achievement points and 0 behaviour points in the last 4 years.

Our Winners

Proud Thursday

Every Thursday, students have the opportunity to visit the Proud Thursday table to present a piece of work they are most proud of from the week. Students attending the table are celebrated through their conversation with the staff member and also receive a certificate and an achievement point.

Gold Pin Badges

The top 10% of students based on their effort scores, are rewarded by being presented a gold pin star badge at a special celebration assembly after each data collection.

Achievement Assembly

During the last week of every half term all students will attend an achievement assembly where the hard work, positive attitude and achievements of students will be celebrated. 

Star Student Breakfast

Students who achieve an average 1 for effort after a data collection are invited to a celebration breakfast with members of college leadership.

CLT Star Cards

Cards are handed out in lessons by CLT for outstanding contributions and/ or work. The cards can be exchanged during lunchtimes at student reception for a reward.

Attendance Praise

High attendance is rewarded with certificates, letters home, rewards for 100% attendance and a prize for the highest attending tutor group in each school

All students will attend an attendance celebration assembly each half term.

Praise Postcards

Teachers send praise postcards each week to celebrate the achievements of students.

Praise Skate Event

In February 2022 we were delighted for House Skate Park, Sheffield to join us and lead coaching sessions for the top 7.5% of students for net achievement points in each year group. Students were led through the various skills necessary to skate an attempt the course set up in our sports hall. 

Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Please note the College is open today and Year 11 will be expected on site for their Mock Examinations. However, for Years 7 to 10, if you cannot get your child to school safely today, then please ensure that they access remote learning via Teams. For safeguarding purposes, please email in to info@horizoncc.co.uk if your child is not going to be in and will be accessing Teams.

Any child who accesses Teams remotely today will receive a present attendance mark of a B code (educated off-site). If your child does not access Teams then they will be classified as absent Please note that attendance codes will be updated throughout the day.

Mrs Huddart


College Calendar

  • Tuesday 12th December – 14th December – School Show
  • Tuesday 16th January – Y8 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 6th February – Y11 Parents Evening 2
  • Tuesday 27th February – Y9 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 16th April – Y10 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 30th April – Y7 Parents Evening