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Southey Green Primary School & Nurseries

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Children's University


Southey Green School is registered with Sheffield Children's University.


After-school activities run through the week up  to 4pm and during some school holidays. These are advertised by being displayed in each classroom. Students who attend full sessions will build up credits for their commitment through the Sheffield Children's University. Each hour that students participate in extracurricular activities earns them 1 credit. These credits are then recorded and rewarded with an invite to the Awards Ceremonies where students will collect an achievement certificate and badge. Students can also order their passport to learning from the Main Office in school priced at just £4.50, these then can be taken to other activity destinations throughout Sheffield to earn their credits.


Below is the framework to show calculation of credits per certificate.


Awards and Ceremonies

National CU certification framework

Children’s University Award: Bronze: 30 hours Silver: 65 hours Gold: 100 hours

Children's University Certificate:130,165,200                                
Children’s University Diploma: 230,265,300
Children’s University Degree:330,365,400
Children’s University Postgraduate Award: 430,465,500
Children’s University Postgraduate Certificate:530,565,600
Children’s University Postgraduate Diploma:630,665,700
Children’s University Master’s Degree Children’s: 730,765,800
University Doctorate:830,865,900
Children’s University Fellowship:



In addition, pupils may be nominated to receive:

Children’s University National Honorary Award,
Children’s University National Outstanding Achievement Award


Well done to:

Advika Biswakarma
For 200 Hours


Vera Zuka
For 100 Hours

Keylan Pallister Graham
For 100 hours


Eliza Middleton
For 100 hours


We have been very proud of our amazing selection of Extra Curricular activities at Southey Green Primary so far. In November 2023 we boasted 28 FREE activities per week for our children to participate in and it’s thanks to the commitment of teaching staff and support staff that have ran these fantastic activities throughout the week either at breakfast clubs, lunch clubs, after school activities and holiday activities that we are able to provide exciting opportunities and experiences for our children to get involved in.
Gold Awards Ceremonies are held three times each year in Prestigious Sheffield City Council buildings to reward students that have gained over 100 hours of extra-curricular learning through activities of their choice either in school or across various learning destinations throughout Sheffield with a Passport to Learning. On Wednesday 1st November the award winners and their families were invited to Firth Hall in Sheffield, dress in a cap an gown and receive their certificates from Children’s University VIP’s
Each of our year groups also have a weekly celebration assembly to share all the amazing learning that has been going on and to recognise all the efforts and achievements of our children. Our November Gold Certificates along with our other Credit Award Certificates were all presented during their year group celebration assembly. A huge well done to all the children that received a certificate this time.
The Children’s University team are organising FREE 2023 activities for you and your whole family to get involved in, check out their website to learn how to sing up and get involved:


Southey Green Credit Leader Board

Passport to Learning

The newsletter below has information about lots of activities happening during the holidays in Sheffield and there are also links to our very own Sheffield CU home learning challenges which can be done for no cost at home, and earn CU credits.