How to earn learning credits

Children and young people earn one CU credit per hour of learning by taking part in activities at:

  • school during lunchtime, or before / after (if their school subscribes)
  • approved activity providers (Learning Destinations) outside of school hours
  • by completing Home Learning Challenges

The more children take part, the more credits they earn. The more credits they earn the more awards they get.

Earning credits at subscribed schools

Children earn credits at school activities during lunchtime, before or after-school.

Check if your school subscribes to the scheme
  • Abbey Lane Primary School
  • Angram Bank Primary School
  • Arbourthorne Community Primary School
  • Athelstan Primary School
  • Ballifield Primary School
  • Beck Primary School
  • Beighton Nursery and Infant School
  • Birley Primary Academy
  • Brook House Junior School
  • Brunswick Community Primary School
  • Carfield Primary School
  • Concord Junior School
  • Deepcar St John's CE Junior School
  • Firth Park Academy
  • Gleadless Primary School
  • Greengate Lane Primary Academy
  • Greenhill Primary
  • Grenoside Community Primary School
  • Halfway Junior School
  • Hallam Primary School
  • Hatfield Academy
  • Heritage Park School
  • Holgate Meadows Community School
  • Limpsfield Junior School
  • Lydgate Infant School
  • Mansel Primary School
  • Meynell Primary School
  • Monteney Primary School
  • Mosborough Primary School
  • Norfolk Community Primary School
  • Norton Free C of E Primary School
  • Oasis Academy Watermead
  • Owler Brook Primary School
  • Phillimore Community Primary School
  • Prince Edward Primary School
  • Rainbow Forge Primary Academy
  • Rowan Primary (The)
  • Royd Nursery Infant School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
  • Sheffield Inclusion Centre
  • Shooter's Grove Primary School
  • Southey Green Community Primary School
  • Springfield Primary School
  • St Catherines Primary School
  • St Patrick's Voluntary Catholic Academy
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary, a Voluntary Academy
  • Stradbroke Primary School
  • Woodlands Primary School (Valley Park)
  • Walkley Primary School
  • Watercliffe Meadow Primary School
  • Waterthorpe Nursery and Infant School
  • Wharncliffe Side Community Primary School
  • Whiteways Primary School
  • Wincobank Nursery and Infant School
  • Windmill Hill Primary School


Earning credits at Learning Destinations

Parents must:

  • ensure the activity provider signs the child's Passport to Learning
  • add the child's details to the Learning Destination's CU attendance register

For Learning Destinations away from Sheffield

Parents must:

  • ensure the activity provider signs the child’s Passport to Learning
  • claim your CU credits online

Learning credit balances

We update the child's learning credits each term. There will be a delay between taking part and receiving the awards.

You can find out your child's current credit balance from:

  • the Passport to Learning, or 
  • the child's school (if it subscribes to the scheme)

Contact Sheffield Children’s University

Level 7
North Moorfoot Building
S1 4PL

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