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Independent School Awards: Winners Announced

Drum roll please! Tes (formerly The Times Educational Supplement) has just announced the winners of their prestigious Independent School Awards 2019

Showcasing the best of the private sector, these awards celebrate those making remarkable strategic contributions to independent schools, where excellence and innovation is rewarded.

They provide benchmarks for the sector as a whole, opportunities for schools to learn from each other and all shortlisted schools can demonstrate value to their parents.

Bolton School in Greater Manchester claimed the Independent School of the Year Award for not only its academic achievements but also what the judges commended as an “impressive” array of outreach activities.

Autism specialist Holmewood School scooped two prizes for its special needs initiative and senior leadership, highlighting the outstanding work being done in often-overlooked special needs providers.

Tes editor Ann Mroz congratulated this year’s winners, saying: “All of them thoroughly deserved their successes this evening.”

We’d also like to give a special mention to our member schools Cottesmore, Woldingham and Sandroyd who were all winners on the night. Fantastic acheivement!

Tes Independent School Awards 2019: The winners

  • Independent school of the year: Bolton School, Greater Manchester
  • Senior school of the year: Bolton School, Greater Manchester
  • Pre-prep/prep school of the year: St Faith’s, Cambridgeshire
  • Boarding school of the year: Cottesmore School, West Sussex
  • Sports award: Surbiton High School, London
  • Marketing campaign of the year: Woldingham School, Surrey
  • Wellbeing initiative of the year: Reigate Grammar School, Surrey
  • Independent-state school partnership: Lichfield Cathedral School, Staffordshire
  • Special services to independent education award: John Weitzel, Loughborough Grammar School
  • Best use of technology award: Aberdour School, Surrey
  • Senior leadership team of the year: The Holmewood School, London
  • Whole school community initiative of the year: Norwich School
  • Strategic education initiative of the year: Sandroyd, Wiltshire
  • Creativity award: Wilds Lodge, Rutland
  • Special needs initiative of the year: The Holmewood School, London
  • International school of the year: Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

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