The Lakes School Badges

The Lakes School Badges is a rewards system to acknowledge the extraordinary tasks and activities you have all been undertaking.
With 5 badges on offer there is something for everyone to get involved.
Perhaps organising a small sporting event like a family sports day (whilst making sure to stay within government guidelines of course!) or taking part in Joe Wick’s PE lesson every day. You could also try a creative activity like writing, building, painting, singing or acting.

Helping the community is something that is especially important at the moment whether it’s helping brothers and sisters with school work, doing your chores around the house or even something further afield like delivering shopping to neighbours. For those that like to care for the planet there are also environmental things you could do like recycling, growing vegetables, planting flowers and up-cycling as well!

 Please click on a badge to download the related application form:

When you have gained the first four badges you may apply for The Lakes School Gold Badge.

Please look at The Lakes School Badges Handbook for ideas on how to gain each of the badges.
In order to apply for any of the badges please click on the link at the bottom of each application form.
If you are currently in year 6 and would like to apply for your badges please email your application forms to

The Lakes School Merit System

The students at The Lakes School are proud to have helped to shape the rewards system that we have in place. The School Council, in conjunction with the Head Boy and the Head Girl, helped us set up our rewards system during the spring term of 2014 and The Lakes School Trust provided us with a cash injection of £5,000 to launch the rewards system.

All staff at The Lakes School are encouraged to look out for students who are meeting our high expectations so that they can give students a merit slip which they then pop their name on and post through the reception letterbox to be recorded on our system towards vouchers. Alternatively, you can keep your merit slips, save them up and spend them in the merit shop at reception where you can use your merits to buy a range of items such as stationery and art materials. Your merit total starts from zero at the start of September every year.

Every Monday we present a house trophy to the house who has received the highest number of commendations during the previous week and they get to go in first for dinner. We then also draw out randomly a winner from KS3, KS4 and KS5 to each receive a £5 voucher of their choice. Amazon vouchers seem to be really popular and we issues several thousands of pounds worth of vouchers to our students each year.

We believe that our students should receive rewards for meeting the expectations of the school, so as you receive an increasing number of commendations at The Lakes School you get the opportunity to be rewarded in stages as your merit total increases towards it’s end of year total. The thresholds for these rewards are shown in the totalisers below.

£5 gift voucher

£10 gift voucher

£15 gift voucher

£20 gift voucher

£25 gift voucher

So in any one year you could, just through working hard and meeting the high expectations of the school, receive £75 of gift vouchers in recognition for being a fantastic member of The Lakes School Community.

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