Northampton’s Kings Heath Primary Academy receive University of Northampton Ruby Changemaker Award

Thursday, March 29, 2018

School council members at Northampton's Kings Heath Primary Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have received a prestigious award after donating items to help the less fortunate.

As part of the University of Northampton’s Changemaker Student Awards, pupils were presented with the prestigious Ruby Changemaker Award after collecting items for distribution to homeless people in Northampton Town Centre.

The Changemaker Student Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and build children’s skills through innovative self-designed projects in their schools and the wider community.

Working in partnership with local charity Re:Store, Kings Heath’s Young Council members collected donations of food, sleeping bags, flasks and toiletries. Pupils then delivered their donations to Northampton Food Bank, where they spent time sorting through donated items and found out more about how the centre supports members of the local community.

Mrs Garrard, Teacher and School Council Lead at Kings Heath Primary Academy, said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of generous donations received by members of the local community, and the pupils were delighted to visit the food bank and hand over these items, knowing that they had helped to make a difference.

“We were delighted to receive our Ruby Changemaker Award, and we are now working towards obtaining the Sapphire Award.”


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Kings Heath Primary Academy is at the centre of its local community, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere and embracing the values of community support.

The Trust aims to provide every child with a world-class education, raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals. Alongside providing academic excellence and outstanding opportunities to nurture talents, building a strong community encourages pupils to leave school as well-rounded individuals and valued members of society.

If you would like to find out more about life at Kings Heath Primary Academy, please contact 01604 751 165 or email