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Chris Grayling MP congratulated Epsom Downs Primary School in Epsom Downs today on being awarded the prestigious Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award by national charity the Nurture Group Network. This prestigious accolade is awarded to schools who demonstrate exemplary practice in supporting a range of pupil needs in their school nurture groups. Nurture groups are in-school, teacher-led groups in school that help children overcome barriers to making the most of school and learning.

On presenting the Award, Nurture Group Network Chief Executive Kevin Kibble said: “Epsom Downs Primary School has evidenced its success in running an outstanding Nurture Group, and the beneficiaries of their hard work every day are the children attending the school, their families and the wider community. Our standards to achieve this award are exacting and many congratulations are due to the staff and pupils at the school”.

Headteacher Sally Leach said:
Epsom Downs Primary School is a very nurturing school that aims for all pupils to be happy, safe and confident so that they can realise their potential. The NEST has helped support this ethos fully and as well as providing an excellent nurturing environment for the children that attend it has also supported and helped develop our nurturing approach throughout the whole school. We are delighted that the hard work of The NEST staff and the achievement of their pupils has been recognised by The Nurture Group Network and we are very proud to receive this award.

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP said: I was hugely impressed when I visited the Nurture Group at Epsom Downs Primary, the individual care and attention given to the pupils is outstanding and they are worthy winners of the Marjorie Boxall Quality Award.