Recognising Pupil Achievement

Mearns Castle High School is striving to gain more and more information about the wide and varied range of activities that our young people are involved in. For many years we have been able to recognise these wonderful achievements through our school COLOURS programme.

Like many other organisations in the SPORTING, EXPRESSIVE ARTS, CITIZENSHIP and ENTERPRISE fields, COLOURS systems have been used to help identify outstanding success and help organisations to award certification and insignia to show their continued support.


Our ‘Recognising Pupil Achievement’ programme will include four meeting points throughout our school year, where members of staff and members from our senior school will pull together the information gathered and decide if our outstanding young people should be having their successes certified.

The criteria used during these meetings can be found here.

Please note the following dates for submission for a Recognition of Achievement Award.

    • Deadline 1:  Thursday 30th September 2021
    • Meeting 1:   Thursday 7th October 2021
    • Assembly 1:   Monday 25th October 2021


    • Deadline 2:  Friday 25th November 2021
    • Meeting 2:  Tuesday 30th November 2021
    • Assembly 2:  Monday 13th December 2021


    • Deadline 3:  Monday 31st January 2022
    • Meeting 3:  Wednesday 9th February 2022
    • Assembly 3:  Monday 21st February 2022


    • Deadline 4:  Friday 29th April 2022
    • Meeting 4:  Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    • Assembly 4:  Monday 16th May 2022




After every Recognising Achievement Committee meeting, pupils will hear about their successes at their upcoming House Assembly, and receive a Colours Certificate and badge.

Pupils will be able to wear insignia:

  • Personal Achievement: Blazer badge
  • House Colours: Blazer badge and a Colours Tie which can be purchased from the school office
  • Half Colours: Blazer badge and Blue Braiding which can be placed on the breast pocket of school blazers in addition to the Colours Tie.
  • Full Colours: Blazer badge and Blue Braiding which can be added to all three pockets of the school blazer in addition to the Colours Tie.
  • Pride of House (Only for pupils awarded Pride of House from August 2016 onwards): New Pride of House blazer badge and same braiding as Full Colours (as you need to be awarded Full Colours to qualify for Pride)

All you have to do is complete the ‘Celebrating Pupil Achievement’ form.

You will need to use your Glow Login to access the form.

Please speak with Mrs Brophy in Pupil Support if you have any issues accessing the form.

Please note that the committee make decisions based upon the information and evidence provided on the referral form.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you and sharing your successes with your peers.

Any submissions received after the submission dates will be considered for the next available meeting.

At these meetings the Recognising Achievement Committee will decide if pupils’ successes are worthy of COLOURS recognition and also the levels at which they should be recognised. The categories for recognition are under Enterprise, Citizenship, Sport and Expressive Arts.

Examples of how to wear Colours with Blazers


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Junior Pupil Leadership

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